My SVB Battle Plan for next season: Switch to mostly moschatas in garden & plant Hubbards at other end of property as trap crop to be tilled & burned later. Try Zucchetta Rampicante too. Wrap stems with whatever (tin foil, stockings, fabric). Intercrop hills with clover or something dense that'll prevent air access to the stem. (Radishes are rec'd for that too.) Set up more bird perches in row. Paint stems with a thick layer of latex paint & joint compound mix- 1:1 ratio. (Old school is wetting & sprinkling wood ash regularly, building up a crust.) Succession plant zukes. Appreciate Crooknecks more. Till before & after harvest to expose pupas. (I painstakingly dug every hill last season after harvest, and didn't find one pupa!) Keep net handy. And razor blade & hemostats, BT & syringe, & a small hand mirror for stem inspection. Cross fingers. Prepare for battle!
I love it. I'm only planning for a skirmish. I know the war will continue after my small efforts. Others are planning for a battle. Nedwina is planning for an all out, full scale, take no prisoners, expect no mercy, live free or die; war. Good luck and happy gardening nedwina.
I am planning on buying a tennis racquet. The first year I had my garden, those SVB's came out of the forest and I didn't know what they were. They came in swarms in the late afternoon. If I owned a racquet, I would have killed about one million of them.