Battling Slugs on Hostas
Hostas are one of the most maintenance-free perennials you can grow. But they do have one nemesis -- Slugs! They love hostas and can be a problem over the entire season if the slug problem is left unresolved.
The Damage Slugs Do to Hostas
Slug damage to hostas appears as multiple holes chewed through the hosta leaves. The most damage will be done to varieties with thinner leaves or hostas that are variegated.
Your first line of defense is knowing about slugs.
Besides being darn ugly and slimy, slugs look like snails without the shells. They love to prey on hosta leaves causing holes in their leaves. If not battled early, they can ruin the look of the hostas for a season.
Why are slugs drawn to hostas?
Simply they like the same environment that hostas do; moist areas, preferably with plenty of decomposing organic matter.
Further Reading: Using Epsom Salt on Hostas!