Question by  puru (5)

What should I do about a beetle infestation on a rose of Sharon bush?

I noticed the infestation about 3 days ago.


Answer by  sharpe72 (214)

You can use a natural pesticide on those pests. Mix one cup of vegetable oil with two cups of water, add two teaspoons of dish soap. Put the mixture in a clean spray bottle and spray those pests every week. You could also buy ladybugs, they are the enemy of the Japanese beetle.


Answer by  case (1261)

A beetle infestation on any plant is not good. Beetles do tend to be drawn toward rose plants. I suggest you capture a beetle and take it to your local plant nursery. Showing a professional the exact beetle will ensure that the insecticide purchases will kill the beetles and prevent them from coming back.


Answer by  Hewitt302 (1720)

It would be best to call in an exterminator who can effectively kill off the insect. Beetles are relentless creatures, but can be controlled. If you don't want to call in exterminators, then be sure to do enough research on insecticides in order to not destroy your rose bush. Ortho is one of the best insecticides out there.


Answer by  Csk5 (265)

There are plenty of products available for pest infestation at any store. However, if you want to go, "green," and do a natural remedy for your beetle infestation, you could use cold coffee in a spray bottle, as it has trace amounts of arsenic which is lethal to the bugs.


Answer by  Kris (797)

Hardy Hibiscus is prone to Japanese beetles. You can make a big dent in the population by picking most of them off by hand. Carry a small container of soapy water to drop the beetles into as you go. You can also try introducing Milky Spore disease purchased from a garden center. It infects the beetles and ends the problem.


Answer by  embi (46)

There are lot of products available for pest infection at any store.Make a solution of 1T.Dishwashing liquid and yenne pepper to 1 gal of water and it will sprayed on it on the plant.And it can be controlled by Applying Bayer Advanced Dual Action Rose &Flower Insect Killer and it will ready to spray on plant.


Answer by  JeanneBaney (56)

Make a solution of 1 T. dishwashing liquid and 1 T. cayenne pepper to 1 gal of water. Spray on the plant evenly.


Answer by  chitra (120)

There's no way to get rid of them totally in any given season but can be controlled by Applying Bayer Advanced Dual Action Rose & Flower Insect Killer (available in Ready-to-Use and Ready-to-Spray formulations) as soon as possible. This product provides up to 30 days rainproof insect protection (including Japanese Beetles) in a single application.


Answer by  justmesuzanne (625)

First, blast it with a strong spray from the hose to simply knock as many of the beetles off as possible, then spray with a mixture of about 1/4 plain dish soap (Dawn is usually recommended) mixed with 3/4 tepid water in a spray bottle. This is surprisingly effective at killing all kinds of bugs.


Answer by  seshanranjhan (87)

To protect a rose of Sharon bush against a beetle infestation, you have to maintain your garden very clean and neat. hygienic surroundings, environmental situation is vital for the well growth of flowers especially for a rose of Sharon bush. You can also fence them by the help of nets.


Answer by  venki54 (13)

It is a disease in insects in japan. . Applying Bayer Advanced Dual Action Rose & Flower Insect Killeras soon as possible.

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