Miniature bees

Asked June 30, 2015, 10:37 AM EDT

These tiny bees have eaten holes in all my rose leaves. Now they are starting to eat the crape myrtle and wisteria leaves. What can do? I have resorted to putting netting over my best rose bush, but this is unrealistic for the crape myrtles and wisteria. I have sprayed with horticultural oil and neem oil, but the bees just laugh at me.

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1 Response

Before any control recommendations can be given, the pest should be properly identified. You can e-mail pictures of the pest, and damage it is causing to your plants to david.davis@uky.edu. I will do my best to assist you! You can also submit insect samples to your local Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service office.