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Pests and Diseases of Plants

Apple-leaf Aphis
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Blister Mite On Walnuts
Borers In Olive Twigs
Cause Of Mottle Leaf
Control Of Grasshoppers
Control Of Pear Slug
Control Of Red Spider
Control Of Squash Bugs
Cutworms And Young Trees
Depluming Mites
Finding Thrips
Formula For Lime-sulphur
Fumigating For Black Scale
Gopher Poison

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Control Of Pear Slug

I am sending, under separate cover, some samples of cherry tree leaves
that have been attacked by a small snail or slug. Kindly let me know
what they are, and how to rid the trees of them.

The creatures you speak of are the pear slugs, or the cherry slugs, as
they are sometimes known. Although slimy, like the big yellow slug that
is a pest in vegetable gardens, it is no relation thereto, but is the
larva of an insect. Its olive green color, slimy appearance and the way
it eats the surface of the leaves make it about the easiest of all
insects to identify. Parasites and predacious insects usually keep it in
fair control. Whenever artificial methods of control are needed the
slugs can best be destroyed by sprinkling dust of any kind upon them. If
you can get a machine for sulphuring a vineyard and use some air slaked
lime or other fine dust, it will fix them quickly and inexpensively,
though any way of applying dust may be used.

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