What causes these little holes in my Hostas?

Question by ~~Birdy~~: What causes these little holes in my Hostas?
If insects, please recommend an insecticide that is safe to use around dogs
Other nearby plants do not seem to be affected.
I live in Minnesota

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Answer by ocularnervosa
Sounds like leaf cutters, either ants or bees. You should be able to get something at your local hardware or lawn and garden shop.

What do you think? Answer below…

4 Responses to “What causes these little holes in my Hostas?”

  1. marytoo says:

    Suppose you look at the Hostas and not the holes, each time you kill an insect in the garden you break the food chain, also something eats those poisened insects they die also, and so on until the birds die. It is well to remember the lesson of the eagles, they almost became extinct because men used ddt to kill insects. See if you can buy Mantis eggs for your yard then nature takes care of the problem. (( B))

  2. OURScott says:

    You have slugs and a slugs very favorite food is Hostas. You can make slug saloons, a cap full of beer. they can’t resist, get drunk and drown. Google it if you don’t believe me.


  3. ♠ KitKat ♠ says:

    OurScott is right – slugs love a bitter or stale beer. Here is a site that has an overview of slugs and how to control them. Look at #6 Trapping. It’s the slug saloon. http://www.gardenadvice.co.uk/howto/pests/slugs/index.html

    No insecticides please, they kill beneficial critters, too. Here’s another site with more info http://gardening.yardener.com/ControlSlugsUsingNoInsecticides.html

  4. Lil' One says:


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