roses - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by zeakmoodie
November 2, 2010
tiny green worms are eating my roses and stripping the leaves.What are they and how do i get rid of them?

Answer from NGA
November 2, 2010
Small, pale green worms on roses bushes are most likely sawfly larvae. Sawflies are related to bees and wasps and the larvae can defoliate a rose bush in no time at all. You can control small numbers by handpicking them. Larger populations can be controlled with insecticides such as insecticidal soap, carbaryl (Sevin) or permethrin (Eight). Be sure to apply according to label directions.

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