Pear slug on Oak

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by Dana09, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Dana09

    Dana09 Active Member

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    Have had this several years on one potted Oak and now see it on others too.
    The one year I sprayed with lime sulfur there were none.
    Any other solutions?

    D
     
  2. vitog

    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I used to have Pear slugs on my sour cherry tree for several years some time ago. They only chewed a few holes in some of the leaves and didn't seem to damage the tree very much; so I left them alone. After a few years they disappeared and haven't returned. If they aren't causing a lot of damage on your Oak trees, you could just ignore them. Otherwise, Google "pear slug control" for effective pesticides.
     
  3. Liz

    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Use vacume dust or talc powder or just plain water squirted from hose
    Liz
     

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