I smash everything I find.
These are the pumpkin vines damaged by the bugs. The whole area was full and lush and full of pumpkins. I was able to pick several before the bugs managed to kill off over half the vines. It's still blooming and still putting on some small pumpkins, but I can't imagine that it will last much longer.
I really need to find a good preventative. That will be next season's task.
We can't complain too much because we've had a fairly mild summer here in east Texas, especially compared to last year. But we've had temps in the 100's for the past week with no end in sight and it's taking it's toll on the grass, hay, flowers, and trees that are already stressed from the drought. We've also had no rain for several weeks, which isn't helping.