How To Treat Rose Leaf Beetles

Question From: B. White - ARKANSAS
Q: I have what looks like lady bugs.but they are a metalic green with the black spots. They are not Japanese beetles. The I have found would be rose leaf beetles what treatment would you use?


Spinosad, sold as Captain Jacks Dead Bug Brew by Bonide, should take care of them. When used according to package directions it is safe for use around beneficials. It usually takes three or four applications for a pesticide to work, as the eggs continue to hatch. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.