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?


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Answer from NGA
June 16, 2009

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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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