Yellow Bell Pepper Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenixville, PA
Question by cmelamy
July 3, 2000
I have planted four yellow bell pepper plants. They are producing very well. However, something is eatting the entire bottom of them. I have sprayed with sevin dust but I haven't noticed it to be helping the problem. I also have four red bell pepper plants but whatever is eatting the yellow plants is NOT eatting the red plants. They are planted right next to one another. Any suggestions?
Thank you,
Amy


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Answer from NGA
July 3, 2000

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If the damage is to foliage, I would suspect slugs. They work at night so you would not see them, but you might see shimmery trails of slug slime. You can hand pick them in the late evening or at night by flashlight, or control them by sprinkling diatomaceous earth on the soil surface around each plant. They can also be trapped in shallow saucers sunk into the ground and filled with stale beer. Sometimes you can also find them hiding under nearby mulch during the day.

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