What happens when you go out of town for a few days and can't fight the vine borers? The vine borers win.
I pulled up the summer squash and zucchini vines yesterday. Poo. And now, the vine borer moth is laying eggs on my cucumber vines. I saw her yesterday by my cukes, and I freaked out. Sure enough, there were vine borer eggs all over my cucumbers. I picked them off and smooshed them, one by one. I've got to kill that moth. As soon as this rain lets up, I am going to sit outside by my cucumber vines with a mason jar, a fly swatter, and a stiff drink. I mean business.
I have 4 winter butternut squash 'Autumn Glow' planted now. Butternut squash is supposed to be more resistant to vine borers. I sure hope so!