garden pests - Knowledgebase Question

mira loma, Ca
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Question by ccsm55
March 24, 2010
something is eating the flowers on my panseys, impatients and pepper plants. what type of pest control would you recommend?

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2010
I'm afraid there's no magic bullet - insecticides usually target specific pests so you'll want to do a little more investigation into what exactly is feasting on your garden. Slugs and snails like pansies and impatiens; caterpillars like pepper leaves. Check for slime trails (you can use Sluggo) or frass (bug poop, looks like black or brown pellets) from caterpillar feeding. Bt, sold as Dipel or Thuricide is effective against caterpillars. Hope this helps!

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