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Q.Something Is Eating My Eggplant

Anonymous added on July 7, 2011 | Answered

I just started picking my eggplants but some of them have holes in them, about 1/4 of inch round and 1/2 inch deep in the flesh. There are no visible bugs to be found. Could you help me? Could this be slugs?

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Answered on July 8, 2011

Normally slugs focus more on the leaves rather than the fruit, though I guess it could be possible. It could also be some type of animal, like raccoon. However, there are many insect pests that feed on eggplants, including tomato hornworms. Try using neem oil. It's safe to use and is both an effective pesticide and fungicide. These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/eggplant/eggplant-problems-eggplant-pests-and-diseases.htm

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