basil - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by eschuler
June 30, 2010
What could be eating the leaves of my basil and how do I treat it?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
I apologize for the delay in responding. We were flooded with questions and are working to catch up! Without knowing exactly what is eating your basil I can't recommend a product. However, one of the easiest and most effective methods to control insects is to blast them off with a spray of water from the hose. If larger creatures are doing the damage (birds, rabbits), the best method is exclusion with a barrier. If you can examine the basil and find a culprit, send us another email describing it, and the type of damage (small holes, ragged edges, chewed through stems) and we can give a more precise answer. Good luck!

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