In our neck of the woods, the squash vine borer is endemic, fast, and lethal. No method, whether natural or napalm, can withstand the borer if he wants your squash. Many experienced gardeners have given up on certain varieties of squash altogether.
For some reason, the borer hasn't found my garden yet so I'm growing squash like mad while I can. What kind of squash is in the garden this year? Butternut, yellow, calabacita, and yellow zucchini, spaghetti, in that order.