Pretty much everything in my garden has holes eaten into the leaves.
I moved recently and there are still new holes appearing. I look and look but the only bugs I see are ants but I never see them on the plants.
No tiny aphids, nothing.
What could be eating my plants?
I doybt I'll be able to figure out exactly whats eating the plants so is there any kind of bug repellant I can use, or maybe narrow it down to the most likely culprits and try to keep them out. I know for slugs som copper tape around the flowerbed edge will keep them out. What else would be good?
I have dogs so no poisons.
Just yesterday, while cutting back my clematis and calla lilies, etc. I found an earwig in the calla lily stem hiding. I also noticed that slugs do climb! I usually squish them with a stick, my boot, or cut them in half with my scissors. I do that with hornets, wasps and earwigs when I see them. I have even been able to eliminate some grasshoppers that way. Sometimes it is after I stomp on them before they hop away.
So I do a grasshopper stomping dance and then finish the job while they are somewhat out of commission.
Hi Erin, Sorry I did not see this earlier. I live in Langley, B.C. and I had the same problem with my clematis and rhodos. I went out at night with a flashlight and found alot of nasty weevils eating my plants. I have wrapped the trunk and branches with weevil barrier. Have not got them all but put a big dent in their appetite.