HOSTA PLANTS - Knowledgebase Question

SOUTHFIELD, Mi
Question by HOUSEOFSLAUG
June 20, 2010
I HAVE ABOUT EIGHT VARITIES OF HOSTA IN OUR YARD. EACH YEAR I SPRAY THEM FOR BUGS AND YET EACH THEY APPEAR TO BE EATEN BY THEM. HOW DO I STOP THIS? THANK YOU!


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Answer from NGA
June 20, 2010

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If you are using insect spray but the leaves still get holes in them, you are probably dealing with slugs or snails. These pests feed at night so they are difficult to detect. You can go outside after dark with a flashlight to see if you can find any near your hostas. If so, use a snail bait such as Sluggo. It's iron based, safe to use near your plants and harmless to people, pets and wildlife. Best wishes with your hostas.

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