Gardenia Plants

What Is Nibbling My Young Gardenia Leaves


jimco added on October 25, 2011 | Answered

The young leaves are being nibbled at the edges as they appear. I have tried the usual insecticides and snail bait to no avail. I have inspected the plant at night and have seen nothing. Can you advise please?


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Heather
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Answered on October 30, 2011

It could be a wide variety of things, but as you have checked for snails and slugs and have tried insecticide, I would hazard the guess that it may be small rodents, like mice or voles. This article may help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/garden-mouse-control.htm

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