Clear jelly appearing on my baby pumpkins....

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So, I started seeing these "clumps" of clear-jelly on the baby pumpkins, and when I took my hand and wiped it off of my baby pumpkins, there were these baby worms crawling out of it. One of these worms actually made a small hole in one of my pumpkins (the hole was like a pin-hole). So, what can I do about these worms and what kind of poison do I pick up at my local Home-Depot or Lowes Home Improvement to stop these little bastards??
Ok, I have found more of this "clear jelly" and more "pin holes with worms" here are some photos that I just took, I actually planted these pumpkin seeds from a pumpkin that we carved last year (2016) and it grew right out of my front house flower bed out onto our lawn. I live here in Central Florida.

Posted by: JR (1 point) JR
Posted: February 27, 2017

Dr. Ravishankar Narayana commented,
Please upload some images of worms and damaged pumpkins. Thanks
over 3 years ago.


It could be pickleworm, Diaphania nitidalis. To confirm further, we need close up images of worms. Do the worms look like this? (Images attached)


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: February 27, 2017

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