Problem Solver: Problem
Rose aphid

Problem Info

Tiny, green or pink, soft-bodied insects cluster on leaves, stems, and developing buds. When the insects are numerous, flower buds are usually deformed and may fail to open properly. A shiny, sticky substance often coats the leaves. A black sooty mold may grow on the sticky substance. Ants may be present.

Solution Advice

Apply an insecticide labeled for this pest, following label directions.