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Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
Apr 10, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Can anyone tell me what I should be using to combat whatever is eating away at my dahlias? Pic below...
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
Apr 19, 2016 5:24 PM CST
im guessing its slugs. use whatever means necessary to get them little buggers! haha
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Apr 19, 2016 5:26 PM CST
Would an ammonia drench help, like with hostas?
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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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Apr 19, 2016 7:36 PM CST
I use sluggo or something like it. Bait that I think has iron that the slugs eat and die but doesn't harm beneficial insects.
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
May 16, 2016 11:45 PM CST
Sorry somehow I missed these posts when they first went up. Thanks I didn't realize that slugs were doing this. I usually don't have too much trouble with them but I'm well-armed with the right medicine. I will put some out and see if things don't improve. I had mistakenly assumed it was caterpillars had to use some BT I haven't seen any great Improvement.

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