What pest is eating my basil?
When a garden pest is chowing down on your pretty basil leaves, it is most likely to be Japanese beetles, slugs, aphids or leafhoppers.
Each one leaves “evidence” to help you identify the culprit.
Once you figure out which one it is, you can take action to rid the plant of its insect pests.
What is eating holes in my basil leaves?
Slugs or SnailsSlugs find the basil plant leaves almost as delicious as you do. They create ragged holes in the basil plant leaves after climbing up the plant. To retard those munching slugs, try sprinkling diatomaceous earth over the mulch.
How do I keep bugs from eating my basil?
How to Remove Bugs From Basil Leaves : Garden Space –
What can I spray on basil for bugs?
Insecticidal SoapCommercial soap sprays can kill soft-bodied, small basil pests such as aphids, whiteflies and spider mites. Insecticidal soaps are available in both ready-to-use spray bottles or as concentrate.