small holes in the leaves of most of my rose bushes - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Forest, Ca
Question by dfortezzo
July 16, 2009
I dod not see anything attacking my rose bushes, but most of the leaves have these holes in them from some sort of bug. I have a pest service so I do not believe they are from ants or spiders? Please let men know if I am advised to use a certain type of rose food, or just an insectaside.

thanks David

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2009


Small holes can be the work of flea beetles or caterpillars, or practically any other rose pest. Since we don't know what it is, your best best is to use a product such as Rose Defense which is neem oil based and has some residual effect.

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