To Top

Bug Eating My Rose of Sharon

There is a black bug with tiny red spots eating the devil out of my Rose of Sharon seed pods, still on the bush! Any idea what these things are and what to do about them?
Thanks
Rachel

Ad
We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun this month! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

October 27, 20040 found this helpful
Best Answer

Try making a spray from dishwashing liquid and water, and spray on there. If that doesn't help, try vegetable oil (canola oil, etc.) and cayenne pepper.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 29, 20040 found this helpful
Best Answer

Hi Rachel,

There aren't many bugs that like the rose of sharon other than the Japanese beetle and the scentless plant bug. Take a look here and click on 'Niesthrea louisianica' in the first paragraph for a picture.

Ad

http://ipm.ncsu … 22/ornament.html

If this is your pest, you really needn't do anything as they aren't considered that much of a pest and they will be food for some other predator. You could always pick them off and drop them into a bucket of soapy water.

With no disrespect to the guest poster that recommended Immunox, I wouldn't use anything like that. You can click on the chemicals in it at the bottom of this page for what is in it. You can also use this site to search the other products listed at the other site I referred you to.

http://househol … &id=19020022

Take a look here for environmentally and human friendly products you can use.

http://www.dirt … esearch.php?id=5

Newt

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
October 29, 20040 found this helpful

Hi, Sounds like you have aphids on your Rose of Sharon, a good product to use is Immunox. Read the label and follow as directed. I have lots of Rose of Sharons and the have a tendency to get aphids alot.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Bugs and beetles on Rose of Sharon bloom
Bug Eating My Rose of Sharon
Categories
Home and Garden Pest ControlOctober 27, 2004
Guides
pinkish purple bloom
Rose of Sharon Photos
Rose of Sharon plant in bloom
Getting Rid of a Rose of Sharon
Couple being served a Salad
Eating Healthy While Eating Out
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon Not Blooming
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/13 00:28:20 in 410 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!