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So is it the slugs?!?!?!

Posted by kevm404 IL (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 8, 10 at 22:05

Ok, so a couple weeks ago i noticed some holes in my strawberry plants leaves. I just thought it was the chipmunks or birds so I put bird-netting over it, and the problem stopped. But today, as I was walking through my melon plants, noticing that some of the blossoms were soggy and seemed to have fallen off the vine, I noticed A SLUG?! I didn't even know I had slugs where I lived (Northern IL). It was really small, probably about a centimeter long. So, was it really the slugs eating my strawberry plants? And did they now ditch my strawberry plants for my melon blossoms? And how the heck do I get rid of them?!?!


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RE: So is it the slugs?!?!?!

Well, if you don't have slugs in your region, it could have been something else. One possibility is flower fly larva which kills aphids. So without an image, I'd be hard put to say yes, it's slugs.


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RE: So is it the slugs?!?!?!

No slugs in Northern Illinois? C'mon, kevm. Certainly strawberry plants are part of their diet- never had them bother melon plants much, maybe 'cuz their busy with my Hostas. If you search this and any number of forums you'll find a myriad of slug tactics.

tj


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