I just pulled one or two squash vine borers from every single winter squash, summer squash, and pumpkin in the garden!!! The leaves have become yellow and wilted, and growth has been stunted all in the past few days! I doubt I will get much of a harvest at all! I’m really sad, ’cause I was looking forward to having squash throughout the winter, carving my own pumpkins, canning up lots for the pantry! Do plants come back to health from vine borers??? I sprayed everything off with neem to protect the plants from reinfestation where I slit them open (I don’t know if neem will even do this, but I don’t fugure I have much to lose now.)
How are you supposed to keep these buggers out of the vines in the first place???