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We have a rosebush that's being decimated by rose slugs. Does anyone have an organic solution?


 

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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 3 years ago

    Hi syzzycue. Just put down about two dozen crushed eggshells this morning. I'll sprinkle cayenne in a bit when I hang the borax bags up. Something's gotta work! The bush is just about defoliated--with blooms. It's looks like a parable on life & d


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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 3 years ago

    A gardening buddy suggested the diatomaceous earth, too. These rose slugs are the larvae of sawflies. They look more like worms to me than slugs, but they are soft-bodied, so the shells might work. Thanks, Tina. Oops, I'm about out of room!


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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 3 years ago

    I'll check out Slugo. I put out some beer, but all I got was wood roaches! I'm not sure where rose slugs go at night. Thanks, Dave!


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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 3 years ago

    Yes, these are the larvae of sawflies. I've never had a problem before. I've been spraying w/ insecticidal soap. Getting underneath is hard. Hope there's something left for the Jap. beetles to eat! Thanks for the advice. Hadn't considered neem oil

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