The Q&A Archives: Daphne and rose eaters

Question: Something is nibbling at the edges of my daphne and rose leaves. The daphne has been attacked voraciously, and I want to know what is getting at her. Organic solution please. Thank you.

Answer: If only the edges of the leaves are being eaten, the problem may be root weevils. Organic root weevil control methods include purchasing parasitic nematodes. Or predatory beetles can be purchased and released to hunt down the weevils. You can also hand pick the adults off the plant at night while they are eating. Weevils are also attracted to moisture, so a shallow pan of water can be set out at night and the weevils will climb into it and drown. Good luck with your plants.

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