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02/06/2012 at 06:45

I work permanent earlies, and very often do a slug hunt in the dark with a torch to catch the bandits at work, it's very effective. However, I MORE often find Monkey Peas covering my Hostas, they are everywhere!  Nobody seems to think they are destructive, but I've watched them munching the slug looking raspy tears on the edge of the plants. . .What can I do, Has anyone else had this problem.??

02/06/2012 at 07:23

Monkey peas?-never heard that one before

Wood lice tend to feast on decaying stuff -a bit like hyenas of the bug world -so if slugs have done damage then the woodlice move in.

There is not much you can do other than remove their hiding places- bits of wood, old pots,anywhere dark and moist but you will never get rid of them and as I often say whatever pest you get rid of in your garden does not get rid of the pest in neighbours so they can still wander in.

Some things you just have to live with -it is what makes the world go round,

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