Hostas - Knowledgebase Question

Harbor Beach, MI
Question by tgoniwiecha
June 16, 2009
Last year something was eating my hostas, what could it be and what can I use to prevent that from happening this year?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2009


The most likely candidate are slugs or snails. They find hosta leaves irresistable. These pests feed mostly at night so go outdoors with a flashlight after dusk and you'll probably find them. If so, an iron based product such as Sluggo should control them. Apply according to label directions. Good luck with your hostas.

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