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Insects who eat basil need help ASAP!

Posted by Jamin724 none (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 11:55

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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  • Posted by lolauren 7 - WA State/Desert (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 13:35

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


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How do you get rid of the earwigs?


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  • Posted by gjcore 5 South Aurora Co. (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 20:35

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.


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


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It is the act of slug or snail.


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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.


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