What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.Squash Grub

Anonymous added on July 21, 2011 | Answered

My squash plants are falling over limp, so I’ve had to pull some of them up. On one such plant.the root snapped and I saw a white (grayish) grub-like critter with a black snout. So when I pulled other plants, I examined the roots and found they were all being eaten from the inside out. What are they, and what’s the cause and remedy?

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 22, 2011

That is a description of a vine borer, though you normally find them in the stems rather than the roots. This article will help you with dealing with them in the future:

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert