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black ants and little green bugs

Last post 01-06-2007 2:14 PM by Anonymous. 1 replies.
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  • 01-06-2007 2:13 PM

    black ants and little green bugs

    my rose leaves have holes all over them and i noticed that i have black ants everywhere,also on the underside of the leaves are these little green bugs with wings.im a new rose gardener what can i do about this problem??
  • 01-06-2007 2:14 PM In reply to

    Re: black ants and little green bugs

    It sounds like you have aphids and that the ants are probably putting them there, as some kind of ants actually raise aphids like we raise cattle. The aphids can be managed by insectcidal soap or a mild insecticiede like pyrethrin- both available at Home depot or Lowes. Get rid of the ants too using an ant killer. the holes are not caused by the aphids or the ants, you may have to visit your roses at night to see what is chewing on them. Good luck!
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