Controlling Thrips

By John Hefner Thrips are very active, slender, brownish-yellow insects that upon closer examination appear to be tiny, hopping, wood splinters inside the buds and blooms of roses.  Thrips have rasping and piercing-sucking mouthparts.  They rasp the cells causing a wound which oozes sap. The thrips then draw the juices from the damaged cells. Their … Continue reading Controlling Thrips