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What Causes Holes in Middle Leaves of a Basil Plant

Anonymous added on June 29, 2011 | Answered

There are holes in the center of the leaves on my basil plant. Is there a pest that eats the middle of a plant, and what do you do to rid them? Is this caused by something other than bugs?

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Nikki
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Answered on June 30, 2011

This is most likely slug damage as basil is one of their favorite plants. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

It could also be flea beetles. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/what-are-flea-beetles.htm

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