Hosta plant - Knowledgebase Question

altoona, pa
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Question by vegasval14
May 30, 2007
I have a hosta plant. Bugs eat holes in the leaves. What can I spray to keep the bugs from eating the leaves?

thank u

Answer from NGA
May 30, 2007
Slugs and snails drawn to hostas. They work at night so you won't see them but you might see their slilme trails on or near the plants. You can stop them by sprinkling diatomaceous earth on the soil around the plants, by setting traps (commercially available or use a saucer filled with stale beer) or by handpicking them at night by flashlight. (Drop them into soapy or salty water.) Commercial slug baits are also available but be sure to read and carefully follow the label instructions if you use one of them.

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