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By Eventerminator
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Hello!

I came here to ask for urgent advice. I've seen tops of my pitchers chewed. I've been trying to figure out what might be attacking them but I haven't been successful. Luckily, the damage hasn't been that severe yet and only 3 have been attacked so far, which are unfortunately the newly emerging pitchers :x . It's very annoying seeing my plants get attacked.

What do I do?
By steve booth
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How big is the chew? are we talking insect size chew, bird size chew, dog size chew or deer size chew as it will make a difference as to how to approach the problem.
Got any pictures?
Cheers
Steve
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By ChefDean
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First, find a way to protect them. Thankfully, I don't have a problem with critters eating my plants, but I did have a problem with birds stealing my moss for their nests. I blame Matt for having such nice LFSM, so nice that the birds want it. I got some tree netting from Tractor Supply to wrap my racks, problem solved. It may be just enough of a barrier to stop whatever critter you have.
Second, since it's just the pitchers that got chewed up, just wait for new ones to grow.
By Eventerminator
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steve booth wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:28 am How big is the chew? are we talking insect size chew, bird size chew, dog size chew or deer size chew as it will make a difference as to how to approach the problem.
Got any pictures?
Cheers
Steve
It was some kind of insect attack. I sprayed some Neem Oil on my plants so it hopefully deters whatever attacked them.
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