Rose: Rose midge
The rose midge is a tiny yellow-brown or reddish fly that lays its eggs in newly developing bud and shoot tips. The hatching maggots feed on the growing tips. New buds and shoots are deformed and killed and the dead tissues turn brown or black. Abnormal flower development from damaged buds may also be seen.
Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for successful plant problem management.
Select non-chemical management options as your first choice!
- Prune and destroy infested tips.
- Repeat at 10-day intervals for as long as needed.
IMPORTANT: Visit Home and Garden Fact Sheets for more information on using pesticides.
- None recommended