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What pest is destroying my Ixora flower buds? How is it best treated?

I have noticed a small spider looking insect with an orange body on the plant. If I pull apart a destroyed flower bud it has small grubs in it.

Flowers and Ornamentals • Pests

Hi Brooke,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The pests could be mites and caterpillars. To control both pests, try 'Yates Nature's Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray (Pyrethrum Plus Oil Pest Spray)'. Controls a wide variety on insects pests on many edibles and ornamentals.  
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Hope this helps and happy gardening :)

Yt-team

yates

Answered: 5 Feb, 2021

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