Insects who eat basil need help ASAP!

Jamin724June 5, 2013

Please help I have just transplanted my basil into the ground and insects have almost wiped it out. These insects have not eaten anything else! We have rubob, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Now the basil is significantly smaller compared to the rest because I grew it from seed, but I also put some in pots and they are fine. I need to fix this problem in the next 2 days or I will have no basil for the summer! When I planted the basil I noticed a lot of earwigs (a lot) but I didn't think they eat plants.

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Jamin724

Another pic

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 11:55AM
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Jamin724

And a Last sorry it is so bright.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 11:56AM
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lolauren(7a)

Slugs, EARWIGS.... I lose lots of basil seedlings to earwigs.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 1:35PM
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Jamin724

How do you get rid of the earwigs?

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 5:59PM
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gjcore

I have never found earwigs doing lots of damage in the garden other than occasionally inhabiting mature lettuce of cabbage plants which is really gross.

Looks like some slug damage to me. Maybe something else as well with the small holes.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 8:35PM
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CaraRose

Sluggo Plus is a bait that will take out slugs, snails, sow bugs, and ear wigs.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2013 at 10:36PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

It is the act of slug or snail.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 12:53AM
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Jamin724

I went out there at night I did not see any slugs only a couple earwigs. When I planted I saw tons of earwigs. I set out some traps with some oil and tuna juice I hope it works.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 9:08AM
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