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Something is nibbling my phlox

Posted by laila_2009 17 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 12 at 20:32

What do I apply to prevent phlox nibblers please? Could be snails, earwigs, squirrels, rabbit

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RE: Something is nibbling my phlox

For snails and earwigs, Sluggo Plus. For squirrels and rabbits, fences and cages.

RE: Something is nibbling my phlox

Just mixed some Trader Joes habanero sauce and water, and sprinkled it on, then put some diatulmateous earth around each plant. Those are the things I had on hand. hope those will not destroy.

RE: Something is nibbling my phlox

That won't hurt your plants. Be very careful with the diatomaceous earth and wear a mask when you spread it- it wreaks havoc on your lungs. Those little sharp diatoms cut the air sacs.

You can also use a tuna tin with a half-inch of oil in it- just place it in the garden. Earwigs crawl in and can't get out. Here's a thread with some suggestions for dealing with earwigs. Good luck, fellow gardener.

Here is a link that might be useful: Earwig Invasion thread

RE: Something is nibbling my phlox

Most of my Phlox benefit from the nibbling back done by my deer which tends to keep them from getting too tall. Unfortunately their timing is not always optimum for the Phlox. Baiting for slugs is a routine requirement here. Al

RE: Something is nibbling my phlox

It may have worked. Checking this morning, the phlox that was in full bloom last night, had just one nibble off one pettle. that diatomaceous earth looks terrible. I put rings of it around the plants. this morning it looks stained brown.

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