peppers - Knowledgebase Question

North Kingstown, Rh
Question by jopa5254
June 21, 2010
For the last 2 years, something has been eating the leaves of my pepper plants. I have tried Seven powder applied once a week and an insect spray but the leaves are still chewed. I have looked for aphids or any type of bug on both sides of the leaves but I haven't seen anything. It might be eating only at night. I tried putting slug bait sprinkled around each plant but that isn't it either.

Answer from NGA
June 21, 2010


If you've tried Sevin and slug bait and still have problems, you may be dealing with caterpillars of some sort. Dipel or Thuricide targets only caterpillars so it might be worth a try. Wish I had more suggestions!

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