Would anyone know what could be eating this plant?


Something is eating this plant but we don’t know what. Thanks.

q would anyone know what could be eating this plant
q would anyone know what could be eating this plant
q would anyone know what could be eating this plant
q would anyone know what could be eating this plant
  19 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jul 26, 2021

    Looks like a kind of little beetle. I would try spraying it with a 50/590 mix of vinegar and water following these instructions. https://www.gardenguides.com/99364-vinegar-insect-garden-spray.html If too much vinegar is used you can harm from plant but its known for being good at getting rid of garden pests if used correctly.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 26, 2021

    Hello. This link could be helpful. Also knowing the identity of the plant species could help I thought I which chewing pests it’s attracted to.


  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jul 26, 2021

    you can find sprays or powders at Walmart, Home Depot, etc for any kind of bugs and just follow directions on container and it should do the trick

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jul 26, 2021

    Get some Neem Oil and mix as directed on the bottle. Home Depot and garden stores sells it. Neem Oil spray will get rid of most anything that is affecting your plants. You may need to respray after 2 weeks.

  • William William on Jul 26, 2021

    Mix a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap in water and spray the plant. Make sure to get under the leaves. That's where they hide.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 26, 2021

    We use neem oil a lot.

    Neem oil is particularly effective against small soft-bodied insects. Examples include aphids, thrips, spider mites, mealybugs, scale, and white flies. When applied directly, the oil can coat their bodies and kill them – or otherwise interfere with reproduction and feeding. It is also said to repel mosquitoes, flies, cabbage white butterflies, and moths.

    On the other hand, neem oil is not toxic to bees when used correctly! It also doesn’t bother other beneficial insects like ladybugs, earthworms, parasitic wasps, spiders, or adult butterflies – as long as they aren’t directly sprayed with it! Therefore, take care to spray it only in the evening hours, when beneficial insects are least active. Note that neem doesn’t do much to control caterpillars, except maybe repel their adult butterfly or moth form.

    • Kate Baxter Kate Baxter on Jul 31, 2021

      the UK

      As with most other pesticides, neem oil has its drawbacks. Neem oil exposure may cause abortion or lead to infertility, and it may cause liver damage in children. Pesticides containing neem oil (Azadirachtin) are banned in the UK

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 26, 2021

    Looks like the handywork of Japanese beetles, to keep the off your plants hang a Japanese Beetle trap as far away from your plants as possible. There is a pheromone attachment on top of the trap, they will enter the bag and never come out again, until you dump it.

  • Em Em on Jul 27, 2021

    Could be a lot of insects. Get an insecticidal soap spray and spray plant in the mornings and UNDER leaves.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jul 27, 2021

    Japenese beetles

  • Japanese beetles! The easiest way I've gotten rid of them if to pluck them off once a day and put them in soapy water!

  • Annie Annie on Jul 28, 2021

    Where abouts are you located? Could be many things from aphids to slugs

  • I've had luck at local nurseries, since they know what's local and what they like to eat, when in the season they strike and how to get rid of them!

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Jul 29, 2021

    Ask local green houses

  • HALLERONB HALLERONB on Jul 30, 2021

    You may need boron. Our avacadoe tree looked like that

  • Maura White Maura White on Jul 30, 2021

    What kind of plant is it? I know that when a bug was eating my roses, I just used soapy water and sprayed my plants and it made the bugs go away. You could try that!

  • Chereen Chereen on Jul 31, 2021

    Thanks everyone. Asked at a garden centre and they gave me a spray. Said it was a fungus of some kind.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jul 31, 2021

    caterpillar is eating them .. its the season

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 02, 2021

    Hello, if you have lots of moisture, it could be fungal, but also could be anything from aphids, to caterpillars to slugs

  • There's a probability that a caterpillar maybe eating your plant.