Roses

Asked July 22, 2020, 1:05 PM EDT

I have something eating my rose bush, and i dont know what it is, and how to treat. 7 dust maybe? Help!!

Kenton County Kentucky

1 Response

It appears to be slug damage (I did not see any insects on the leaves) These slugs are usually out at night or dusk and return back to cool wet places like your mulch in the hot part of the day.
If you spot slugs you may remove manually or safely use insecticidal soap spray. Check with your garden center to see if they have a stronger chemical with an active ingredient called spinosad.
Have a great day.
Daniel