Sawfly Larvae Help!!!
So, my old neighbors came over last night telling me about how their gorgeous roses, taller than me, pretty much defoliated within a couple of days. They said they were just sticks now and what to do? I drove by and could not believe my eyes. Less than a week ago they were so thick and lush, now like they said they are just sticks now. Research points to the sawfly larvae, so I decided to check my roses. Could not find a thing, but noticed a tons of damaged leaves as well.
Sometimes it takes young eyes I guess, but tonight Maddi found the little suckers...tiny tiny green wormy things on the underside of the leaves. I have never had this happen before in the 12 years or so that I have been growing roses. I am at a loss...what do I do??? Please give me a plan of attack before they are reduced to sticks as well.