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My basil plants are starting to get small holes in the leaves,

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My basil plants are starting to get small holes in the leaves, what should I do ?
Hello and welcome. I suspect them to be brownish beetle that live in the soil. Try to use a flashlight at night or very early in the morning to see them. You may use soapy water in an effort to eradicate them, also planting marigolds or geranium as companion plant would help to keep them away. If this is just starting you may be able to control it, if it get out of hand would will have to transplant it elsewhere with new soil.
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