Whats eating my annuals - Knowledgebase Question

Mount Prospect, Il
Question by henricksj1
May 31, 2010
My zinnas, marigolds, even my pansys something is eating the leaves, don't know if its in the soil or airborne. Help

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2010


It's early enough in the season that I think you're dealing with slugs and snails. For some reason marigolds are magnets to slugs. They also like zinnas and pansies. Look for silvery trails along the ground or leaves. If you find them, slugs or snails are the culprits. You can use a slug bait such as the iron based Sluggo. It will do the critters in but is safe around people and pets. Best wishes with your annuals.

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