Bug causing Knockout Rose damage
Hi all. I have 3 Knockout Roses which have something eating the leaves. Earlier in the spring we had an invasion of caterpillers around here which did some damage but now something else is eathing them. I looked around and could see tiny white bugs jump off of the plants. Are those aphids? (I thought aphids were green.) They were too small to get a good look at but they sure could jump far. And whatever they are they are doing a number on the leaves. There are new holes in the leaves and one bush is missing a majority of the lower leaves and no buds are forming either.
If they are aphids I have been told to squirt them off with a hose. Won't they just come back again? Just curious on that.
So anyone have any ideas as to what this little white bug could be? They sure do have an appetite.