So we definitely have pickleworms in force. I harvested everything of decent size on Tuesday then sprayed with Sevin. I hate the non-organic aspect but given that its been on the market for DECADES, I think its safer than other non-organic methods and definitely more effective than organics with this particular problem. With my piles of squash on Tuesday, I called up a neighbor who took some yellow sqash. I froze the rest (that we wouldn't have time to eat fresh) and made my grandmother's zucchini pickles with the zuccs.
The yellow squash (early prolific straight) is supposed to be more resistant to pickleworm. I have it right next to the canteloup so I was a bit nervous. I bagged any fruit that was big enough to bag and sprayed the squash, canteloup, zucchini and the cucumbers which have their first few blossoms. Fat chance they'll get pollenated now, but oh well. I left the pumpkin and butternut alone.
I didn't pick anything Wednesday so I'll probably really have a big harvest today. Hopefully I find evidence that I'm at least giving the pickleworm some breeding difficulties.