What's eating my bulb flowers?

Jadeboy48@aol.com Jadeboy48@aol.com
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:24:41 PDT
It sounds like you have an earwig infestation. Get some very low toxic bug  
killer and apply as directed. Pyrethrum based bug killers are non toxic to  
mammals, not sure about fish. I do know of a case where a gardener put out 
a  dish of beer. Cover the dish to keep out large animals,pets or kids. The 
slugs  will drown themselves as will many other bugs. This is a very safe, 
nontoxic  method that does work. Use the cheapest beer you can find and stale 
is ok to use  too. Good luck-Russ H.
In a message dated 3/13/2013 10:07:59 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
gastil.buhl@gmail.com writes:

I went  out to the bulb boxes at 9:30 pm with a flashlight, a camera,  
and a  determined attitude. I found three tiny slugs, no more than 3 mm   
long. I found six earwigs, a couple of them actively eating bulb   
leaves. I did not catch anyone eating bulb flower petals but one   
earwig was lurking suspiciously close to an Ipheion 'Jessie' with  big  
chomps out of its  petals.


I  did not find any cut worms. But I did not rake through the sand or   
grit mulch where they might be hiding.

There is a thick fog mist so  any slugs in the neighborhood would be  
out. All the leaves were  coated with dew.

-  Gastil
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