Controlling the Headache - Caterpillars and Slugs - Growers Network
Monday, Feb 5, 2018

In this series of contributor articles, Billy Blackburn of EZ-Clone goes into descriptions, treatments, and prevention of a variety of different pests based on experience.

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Pests, diseases, and fungi are more than mere annoyances, they’re grave threats to growers’ livelihoods. Along with the many factors that go into growing a high quality, productive crop, one must constantly keep tabs on potential infestations and the onset of disease. Otherwise… well, we don’t want to go down that road. With that in mind, we’ve decided to continue detailing various plant threats, along with ways to combat and hopefully eradicate the problem before it wipes out or severely debilitates your plants.

As any experienced grower knows, there are sometimes too many plant pests to keep up with. They can differ depending on whether your garden is indoors or outside with Mother Nature. Mostly a problem for outdoor gardens, snails, slugs, and caterpillars are slow-moving, yet sneaky creatures that, if left to their own devices, will devour leaves, vegetation, and root systems. So, it’s best to stop them in their tracks, which can be achieved through preventative practices, predators, and sprays.

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