I have everbearing strawberry plants in garden ( 2nd year of plants). I put down Cory's slug bait because I noticed ripe berries had bites out of them Now they are being eaten down to the stem. Could this be something else? Ants? What can I use to keep my berries from being all eaten up?
Ah, strawberries. It seems that everything loves them. It could be slugs, it could be birds, it could be earwigs, or maybe even ants. Re-apply the slug bait, cover the strawberries with bird netting, set traps for earwigs, and place bait traps for ants. Here is the link to "Pests in Gardens and Landscapes: Earwigs". http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74102.html
The same site for ants: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7411.html
Now a publication from OSU Extension, "Growing Strawberries in Your Home Garden".https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/files/project/pdf/...Pick ripe berries daily, if necessary, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.