About a week ago, I went out to my yard and i noticed that one of my bigger crotons looked taller. When i got up close, i noticed that alot of leaves had been eaten. I started walking around the yard and saw that alot of my other crotons had been chewed on. I thought that it could of been a rat or some sort of grasshooper. I purchased Malathion and applied it last night. When i got up this morning, i saw that some of my other crotons had been eaten on like Joe Friday, The Clown , and a hybrid that was very important to me.I reapplied Malathion today, Im very worried and i would like to know if somebody has had the same experience or can help indentify the problem.