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Q.Something is eating the leaves on my avocado plant. What can I put on it to keep the critters off?

Zone 36360 | kennethburlingham65 added on February 9, 2019 | Answered

What can I put on my plant to keep whatever it is from eating the leaves?

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Answered on February 9, 2019

From the photo, the holes in the older leaf and the chewed leaf margins appears to be from a caterpillar or snails. Was the plant outside previously where it could have been exposed. If so, maybe the problem is no longer a factor.
Try to identify what the pest is. On a small plant you can sometimes pick off a pest, or take it outside or in the bathtub and wash it off, and not have to spray.

Neem oil is a preventive repellent for insect pests but may not affect snails.

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