Different take on killing squash vine borers?
So, fairly new to living in zone 10, SVBs seem to be nearly impossible to deal with because the moths emerge more than once per year.
Last year was a total loss, but this year my pumpkins made it due to diligent removal of eggs and killing of most of the bugs that got into the stems.
However, a few months later, I can see that my plants are heavily infested by round 2. Even if I had known it was coming, there's no way I could have managed it with manual labor since the plants are so large.
So my question is, are there pesticides that will kill these grubs while they are in the ground? Sort of like the granules for killing ants, grubs, etc. Although I prefer organic solutions to problems, I'll try anything that works....
I've heard of tilling up the dirt and letting cold weather kill them, but it rarely gets that cold here. And many of them will be in the ground between my raised beds where I have shallow water lines.
Thanks in advance!