Hosta Plant

Hosta Pests


Awest added on September 18, 2015 | Answered

My plants are taking a beating in one garden. I've attached pictures to show you what's happening. I've tried coffee grounds, beer traps and egg shells and nothing...so I guess it's not slugs. Can you tell me what you think it is and how to control it? Thanks, from London Ontario


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 21, 2015

It does appear to Slug damage but numerous bugs or insects also can cause damage to leaves and plants.

I would continue to treat for slugs but also treat the plants with Neem Oil. It is organic and is safe for people and pets.

Here is a few links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/hosta/hosta-problems.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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