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Thank you Zasso for the information.

The grubs are back for round two! Dangomushi are also attacking my peppers! :angry-screaming:

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Post by Zasso Nouka »

Those grubs will be around for the rest of the summer and autumn, are your peppers touching the ground ? Generally dangomushi will eat any soft fruit in contact with the soil but I guess if they are very hungry they might climb up into the bushes to munch, you could smear a band of vaseline around the main stalk of your plants to stop them climbing up. That would also stop ants from taking aphids up into the plants as well.

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They are climbing up into the leaves. My mature plants are ok, but they can completely destroy a young plant in a single night.

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The dangomushi (woodlice) are eating leaves and stems ?

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I've been seeing them eating the leaves, but maybe they're getting some help from slugs at night.

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you should be putting beer out for the poor slugs. they love a tipple at night. Also they fall in and die.

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Yeah I really need to do that. I wasn't doing it recently because the rain would just wash it away.

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You can put little roofs over your slug traps to keep the rain out.

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Post by gonbechan »

Little cocktail umbrellas hahaha.

try this

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Cool! I'm going to make one of those. :thumbup: