Rose Insects & Related Pests

Janet McLeod Scott
Home & Garden Information Center

Roses are easily one of the most popular flowering plants grown in South Carolina. Unfortunately, the numerous insects and related pests that attack them can make growing them “interesting ”, if not outright challenging. When trying to control insects and related pests on roses, it is essential that the plants be thoroughly inspected on a regular basis. These inspections increase the likelihood that a pest infestation will be detected early, when pest numbers are low and control is easiest.

To learn more about the insects and related pests that feed on roses as well as various control options for them, refer to: HGIC 2107, Rose Insects & Related Pests. For more information on the cultural requirements of roses, see HGIC 1172, Growing Roses and HGIC 1173, Pruning Roses. For disease information on roses, see HGIC 2106, Rose Diseases.

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