rainbowgardener wrote:Do you mean the daddy long legs spider:
https://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/image ... ture_5.JPG
Like most spiders, they are completely harmless and beneficial in the garden. They cannot eat your pepper plants. They have a very broad diet that includes spiders and insects, including plant pests such as aphids. Daddy-longlegs also scavenge for dead insects and will eat bird droppings.
If your pepper plants are looking like this:
https://www.greenhousesensation.co.uk/m ... aeb624.jpg
that is your slugs. If nothing is done about them, the damage will keep progressing until the leaves look lacy as they eat all the tender leaf tissue and leave the tough veins behind.
I've had great luck with Sluggo, as well as Sluggo Plus , which also kills pests like sow bugs and earwigs. Sluggo Plus is rather expensive, but regular Sluggo is pretty reasonable.Kalak wrote: Yes -- that's them. Must be the slugs then. Thank you so much. Trying everything to stop the slugs, but not working so far.
...I think it's the "Cellar Spider" on that page or something like it that I call a "House Spider"https://www.spiders.us/species/filter/washington/
Male Adult Male
Male Eratigena atrica spider
Female Adult Female
Female Eratigena atrica spider
(Giant House Spider)
The leg span of this large funnel weaver can reach 4 inches or more! Native to Europe, the â€œGiant House Spiderâ€ is now well-established in the Pacific Northwest. The webs can be found in dark corners of rooms, garages, sheds, under rocks and logs, etc. May be mistaken for a Hobo Spider on occasion.