Organic solutions to Rose Pests that work! Identify and eliminate garden bugs such as japanese beetle, rose beetle, and others. The queen of flowers are among the most prone to a host of pests and diseases. If you know the most common ones, and can identify them, you can treat the problem before it gets out-of-hand. Don't wait until you notice a bad infestation, and then grab whatever chemical you have on hand to try and be rid of the bugs!
If you notice something that you simply can't identify, snip off a piece of the problem portion of the plant, and take it to your local garden center or nursery person.
Knowledgeable staff members should be able to help you. Once you are sure you have the problem identified, make your own personal decision as to what product to use. Keep in mind that the local nursery wants to sell you something, and their harsh chemicals may not be what you want for your garden. I use only Organic, environmentally friendly products in my garden.
These tiny insects do damage to the flowers and buds. These little
critters multiply very quickly! Buds will be deformed, and fail to open.
These little bees are using the leaves to build their nests! They cut out perfect circles or semi-circles from the leaves.
These rose pests, look like caterpillars, and are very damaging to your rose garden.
Find out about the Rose Slug
A nasty little beetle that loves to eat roses!
Don't let them destroy your garden!
Very tiny, semi-transparent insects are usually green in color, cluster on all parts of the plant. Very common and widespread problem of roses. (see picture at top of page)look here for more about Aphids
This caterpiller enters the rose plant through wounds in the plant. Plant growth stops, and canes wilt and die.
To treat the plant: Prune the cane below the infected area and discard it.
These tiny, light colored insectsjump quickly when disturbed.
They cause the leaves to turn yellow, and eventually curl up and die. Their damage is most often done in the fall.
You will see clusters of round or oval insects that are tiny. They
have crusty white, gray, or brown shells, and you will most likely spot
them on the canes.
Very tiny eight-legged spider mites discolor the leaves as they suck the juice from the undersides. As the infestation advances, you will see webbing on the leaves and flower buds. Most problematic when weather is hot and dry.
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