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Insect Pests of Roses

Publication Number: P2472
Updated: January 20, 2016
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We have tens of thousands of different species of insects and mites in Mississippi. Only a tiny percentage of these are pests of ornamental plants, and even fewer attack roses. Still, there are some insects and mites that cause serious problems for rose growers. Being able to identify these pests and distinguish them from non-pest species is the first step in control.

This publication discusses the identification and biology of some of the most common rose insects. It also discusses noninsecticidal methods for helping keep pests below damaging levels and lists insecticides that can be used to control these pests when outbreaks occur. There is also a section on insecticides and miticides that discusses common active ingredients, lists the pests they are most useful against, and gives some of the most commonly available brand names.

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Entomology; extension insect identification; fire ants; termites; insect pests in the home, lawn and

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