What is eating my carrots and potatoes under ground?

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KennedyDiesel

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I know that I had rodents above ground and I pretty much took care of them, but now I come to dig my carrots and find they have turned to mush up inside. Looks like bugs got in and had a feast killing them so they rotted. Some of my potatoes also have areas where they were "chewed on" almost like a mouse had done it. I found one potato actively inhabited by a slug and some other creepy crawly grey bug with numerous legs. I used to call these bugs termites, but that's not correct. Any ideas? My entire carrot crop has been pretty much wiped out...
 
   / What is eating my carrots and potatoes under ground? #2  
   / What is eating my carrots and potatoes under ground? #3  
wire worms/ Sal/pill bug carrots?gopher or ground squeril bites on the rest most likely.
 
   / What is eating my carrots and potatoes under ground? #4  
When I had a garden I found sometimes moles would get into the Hubbard squash and carrots.
 
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monkeymonk said:
wire worms/ Sal/pill bug carrots?gopher or ground squeril bites on the rest most likely.

I'm thinking the bugs as I don't see any voids or burros when digging. Wil look into wire worms etc.
 
   / What is eating my carrots and potatoes under ground? #6  
maggots.
 
   / What is eating my carrots and potatoes under ground? #7  
Try a search for rootworm maggots.
 
   / What is eating my carrots and potatoes under ground? #8  
Bugs Bunny!:confused:
 
 
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