Here's another common pest we should all be on the lookout for: the squash bug.
Like its lookalike cousin, the stink bug, this critter will fill your nose with a buggy stench when crushed. But hey, it's either him or beautiful, fresh, brag-worthy squash on your plate. You decide. (See below for stink-free defensive measures.)
If you don't kill this critter, you'll end up with a bunch of neat little patches of eggs that look like this.
Just like with squash beetle eggs, gently scrape these off with a fingernail or perhaps the edge of a credit card, if you've just paid for a French polish.