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Pests in November

Snails and slugs are the main pests in November. Other pests have gone dormant for the winter. While many pests are dormant utilizing this time would be a good as you can dispose of all fallen fruit, rake and remove old leaf debris from under plants. Doing this will reduce insect and disease overwintering sites. Snails and slugs eat decomposing vegetation. Both pests will feed on almost anything in your garden, but they will mostly go after beans, lettuce, cabbage, and tomatoes. Look for holes and ragged edges on leaves. New and growing plants are at great risks for damage.  To pin-point snail damage look for a trail of mucus. There may be few pests in November, but the ones that are still around can do great damage to your yard. Snail