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Slugs stripping my petunia leaves

Posted by smurfsdad Z5 Illinois (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 14 at 22:47

Something has bees stripping the leaves on my newly planted wave petunias. I went out with a flashlight tonight and saw these critters hard at work. Can anyone suggest a solution for me?
Thank you!


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RE: Slugs stripping my petunia leaves

Sluggo or any one of the slug baits.


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RE: Slugs stripping my petunia leaves

there are FAQs both in the hosta forum.. and the clinic forum ...

ken


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RE: Slugs stripping my petunia leaves

Look up "slug bread recipe." I buy tiny clear plastic containers from Walmart for 18 cents (look on rack that has "dishes" to put pots in) to put the mixture in so I can just toss them the next day. I have done it once and caught a bunch of the nasty things. I am doing it again tomorrow night. I HATE slugs! I did not have much luck with Sluggo, and this is cheaper, anyway. :)


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Thank you folks!


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I had a good experience with Sluggo, but if you choose another brand of slug bait make sure it's nontoxic to pets and critters other than slugs. Some brands poison everything. Not good.


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RE: Slugs stripping my petunia leaves

I buy some canalope, and put the rinds out around different areas, and you get a alot, You have to be relentless here to keep up with them, thank goodness for years now my grandkids love to hunt for them.


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