Climbing Hydrangea Is Getting Attacked By A Beetle-Like Insect That Eats Leaves And Makes Them Look Like Webs

Question From: L. Goerlitz - Elverson, Pennsylvania, United States
Q: I have what I was told is a climbing hydrangea. For the 2nd year it is being attacked by a small beetle looking type bug. It lives off the leaves and leaves them looking like web. Do you know what it is and how do I get rid of them?

A: Your hydrangea is being eaten by rose chafers. Visit your local independent garden center and ask for a pesticide that works on these insects, such as Bonide Systemic Rose and Flower care. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy