INSECTS - Knowledgebase Question

LEXINGTON, SV
Question by METRO55
June 19, 2007
I PLANT COLEAS AND INSECTS EAT ROOTS AND CRAWL UP INSIDE THE STEMS. THEY LOOK LIKE TERMITES. WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO I DO ABOUT THEM?


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Answer from NGA
June 19, 2007

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Termites feed on cellulous (wood), not on plants so I don't think you're dealing with termites in your coleus. I think the critters are probably grubs (larvae). You can purchase insecticides to eliminate grubs in your garden soil. Grub-ex is one brand name and you'll find it in the garden section of your local Home Depot.

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