SQUASH BUG is the one pest that overwhelms my garden every year, attacking my squash, pumpkins & cukes. I was delighted to find that WOOD ASH from my fireplace repels them - sprinkle ash, they hate to crawl across it to get onto plants. More help *plant companion plants they dislike under squash *put a board under the plant, they'll hide under there, pick them off in the morning & drown in soapy water * spray soapy water on them to murder them * use tape wrapped around your finger to remove
Growing zuchinni: many experts recommend waiting until mid-July to plant so that you can avoid infestation of squash bug. Use rope or plastic bags cut into strips to tie it to a t-post. It can grow 5 foot or more.
Squash vine borers - "we put yellow bowls with water in them, around the squash plants, because the borers go for the color apparently and drown themselves." I'll have to collect some yellow bowls from thrift stores for next year.