My pepper plant leafs (all various varities) are being eaten by some type of insect. I am not able to actually find the culprits on any of the plants, but they are devouring them. They must be sneaking in at night while I’m sleeping and leaving before I get up. Does anyone know what they may be and how I can stop them?

Do you have slugs or snails? That is their usual modus operandi. Do you see any slimy streaks on the paths or in the garden? Slugs can be especially had to see. When I came to this garden 3 years ago we had a monumental infestation. We picked, used DE, copper strips, and finally used iron phosphate. It is safe for fish, people, birds, pets. Our community is organic so it has to be. At first we used it about once every 2 weeks for about 3-4 months in order to get the hatchings. Now we use it about once a month or less, more in the rainy season, and doing seeding. Now we pick only a few occasionally instead of literally hundreds. Do you have rabbits or other rodents? They all like young plants.

I don’t think I have rodents. Maybe rabbits,  but I’ve got rabbit fence put around the perimiter so I doubt it could be rabbits. I am going out to carefully inspect to see if there are any slimy streaks anywhere. If so, I will try to locate some iron phosphate. I hope to get this figured out and taken care of soon. Thanks for the thoughts and suggestion. If that’s not what it is what about using some kind of soapy spray…I’ll let you know what I find out…