in strawberry leaves
have something eating small holes in the leaves of my strawberry
plants I have searched all over them and cannot find the
culprit. Could it be earwigs?
could be earwigs eating the leaves of your strawberry plants or
slugs and snails. Earwigs are beneficial insects to have in the
garden because they are pest predators. They like to hide under
leaves and bark in the garden.
Scrunch up newspaper
and place around your strawberry plants the earwigs will
hide in the newspaper and you can dispose of it in the rubbish or
If you suspect slugs
and snails, use a slug and snail bait such as Blitzem or Quash.
Quash contains iron chelates and is not harmful to birds, animals
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
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