holes in plant leaves

Asked June 13, 2018, 6:05 PM EDT

What can I do to make my plants healthy. Something is eating the leaves of my squashes, even my pear fruit tree


Adams County Colorado

1 Response

Hi- Keeping our plants healthy and perfect looking is a great goal though we may not always achieve it. It is likely there are different causes for your two examples. The most frequent cause for the squash leaf loss are squash bugs. I've attached a link to information about these so you can check to see if that is your plants' issue. There are other insect pests for pear trees such as pear slugs otherwise known as sawflies. I've included a link to some of those for you to consider. Let us know if you have further questions.

http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/squash-bug-management-in-home-gardens-5-609/

http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/pear-slugs-5-560/

http://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/fruits/1205-pears/