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By Waddy

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I have Sawfly caterpillars on three of my rose bushes and they have caused a lot of damage. Please can anyone tell me how to get rid of them and how to prevent an infestation next year?

On plant Sawfly



You can't really permanently prevent this problem - information and treatment advice here

3 Sep, 2016


Thanks, although I would have prefered not to use chemicals...lets hope I can spot the little blighters next year before they do too much damage.

3 Sep, 2016


I had the same problem on one of my roses too. I picked off those caterpillars I saw and hope that's the end of it for this year. I wonder if it was the weather conditions because I haven't had this problem before.

4 Sep, 2016


Me neither Arbuthnot. I'm hoping I don't get it again either...fingers crossed for next year.

4 Sep, 2016


I did spray some of the leaves with a bug killer too but didn't want to overdo it when the blooms were open.

4 Sep, 2016


So I understand.

4 Sep, 2016

How do I say thanks?

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