Green Ladybug Lookalike - Knowledgebase Question

Timber cove, CA
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Question by pohl3
February 23, 1998
I've noticed green bugs chomping on everything in sight especially my roses. Any natural controls? I don't want to use chemicals. I've started feeding small birds hoping that they could help.

Answer from NGA
February 23, 1998
You can hand pick and destroy your plant bugs. Then place a barrier between your plants and the insects, using floating row covers (like Reemay). As the season progresses, natural predators should be more apparent, especially if you're starting to feed birds in the area. If you're in to organic controls, rotenone will work against your plant bugs.

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