what is eating my orange and rose bushes? - Knowledgebase Question

Woodland, Ca
Question by sonbather33
May 9, 2009
I have something eating the leafs down to the stem. I have looked for the pest with a magnifyer and can't find one. Every day more of the leaves are gone. I have sprayed it with Ortho systemic Insect killer with no results.

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2009


The insect killer should take care of most critters. The only exceptions might be caterpillars - or maybe deer? If there are any four legged creatures with big appetites in your neighborhood, bug spray won't bother them. Look for frass (caterpillar poop - usually black granules). Or, if you see semi-circular patterns in the leaves, leaf cutter bees are at work. Wish I other suggestions and solutions!

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