The Leaves On My Rose Bush Are Being Eaten. What Home Remedy Will Stop This?


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Connor Sephton Profile
Connor Sephton answered
Although roses are actually a very tough species of plant there are certain garden pests that will eat them. There are a number of things that you can do to prevent the rose bushes in your garden from being eaten. There are a number of different insects that are harmful to your rose bushes and these include rose slugs, Japanese beetles, rose maggots and spittle bugs to name a few. 
One of the best ways to stop your rose bushes from being eaten is to use a gallon of water that is at a reasonable temperature and put a couple of squirts of liquid detergent that is ivory coloured into the water. The detergent will work as a surfactant and this will clog up the breathing system of the creatures that are eating the leaves. It is very important that all debris and fallen leaves are cleared from around your rose bush. The solution should be washed away about an hour later using clean water. If this idea does not work it may be worth considering cutting the bushes back a bit and disposing of the cuttings. 
Soapy water is a good way of getting rid of the pests that are eating the leaves on your plants. This is an organic method that can be used for treating this problem with rose bushes. This is actually quite a common problem. 
If you feel that Japanese beetles are causing the problem then you will need to tackle the problem during the early hours of the morning or last thing in the evening as this is when they are least active. In order to treat this problem you will need to shake the insects off the blooms and place them into a bucket of very hot water which is soapy, as this is the only way to actually kill them.
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Rena Chisholm answered
1 gallon of water, mixed with 1 tablespoon of Dawn dishwashing liquid and 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
Put into a spray bottle.
Spray in early morning before the leaves get hot, or late afternoon.
This will kill aphids which love to eat the leaves and buds on your rose bushes.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
I would try using a mild dish soap, and dilute it with some water, put it in a spray bottle, and spray the leaves with the solution, top and bottom. I suggest that you call a nursery too, to find out what else you can do. Hope this helps.
Cara B Profile
Cara B answered
Seven dust is the best for geetting rid os pesky critters eating your plants. You can get it at walmart or any other store with a garden center. It pretty cheap and last a long time. You can even sprinkle it in your yard to rid it of fleas and ticks for your kids and pets.
Nestor Stark Profile
Nestor Stark answered

phids seem to go after the rose buds & suck the life out of the plant. Knock them off with a strong spray of water & 1 oz. Ivory Dishwashing Liquid to 1 gallon of water (Ivory is pure soap -no phosphates).

Antidote for Rose Aphid
1 orange peel, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. Liquid Ivory soap
2 cups water
blend on high speed for 10-15 seconds. Strain into coffee filter, & pour liquid into handheld sprayer. Hose down bushes to knock off aphids. Then mist spray the plants. I recommend you Natural home remedies through this you get instant of knowledge about Herbal remedies .

Patty B. Profile
Patty B. answered
What you will need to do is find out what is eating on them and then go from there. But if it's a small bug and the bug has a soft body then make a mixture of Hot pepper and water put that into a spray bottle any bottle will do as long as you can get the mixture to spray through it. And then spray them darn bugs. They can't handle the burning that the hot pepper does to their soft body so they leave.
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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Common house dish soap and water will fix the prob spray it on
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Is it possible that rabbits would be eating leaves off rose bushes? About 3 out of 15 bushes are just stripped. There are no visible bugs and bushes have been treated twice this year for bugs.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
When you clean aphids off of rose bushes with dish soap/cooking oil, do you need to spray the solution off of the leaves?
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Anonymous answered
Talk to the rose bush like you talk to your girl friends bush that will keep the bugs and crabs away.

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