zuccini and borers

I had a problem with squash borers last year. I was wondering if anybody knows what the egg looks like when it gets laid on the plant stem. I found a few hard, very small brownish circular things that I thought might be the eggs. There was one on a stalk attached facing the ground, maybe four on every other plant. I hate these pests. They take a wonderful thriving plant and bring it to its knees. So far the only way I found to fight them was to find the holes they make on the bottom of the stalk and stick thin a wire in and try to skewer the little black faced larvas. If I can get the eggs off the plant before it is too late that would save a lot of back breaking work.
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The small brownish circular things may be squash bug eggs. Squash bugs will kill your squash every bit as effectively as borers -- but I find dozens of them on my zucchini, not just a few.
Karl W.

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floating row covers or even use pvc arched over the plant to drape netting. second is Bt to kill the caterpillars. Ingrid
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