Squash Vine Borer Monitoring
If you’ve been reading this blog before this year, you’ll know that we try all kinds of things in an attempt to outwit the Squash Vine Borers. This year I’m not sure what all we’re planning to do, but we will be using the monitoring trap again, courtesy of the fine folks in the K-State Entomology Department.
Here’s a look at our fresh trap. The bottom part is covered with sticky glue, and I placed one of the vine borer pheromone lures in the center.
**IMPORTANT NOTICE** This trap is for monitoring purposes only! It will not get rid of all your vine borers and completely protect your plants.
I decided to put the trap on one of the trellises in our vertical garden for 2 reasons. First, it is the area where we had squash planted last year. Second, it’s where we have squash planted this year. That wasn’t good planning, was it?
I think it has been a little cool to see the moths coming out yet, but I’ll keep you posted when I see the first moth in a trap.