I have several azaleas and some rhododendron that have become infested with lacebug. Some sites say to remove the plant and start over though this seems a bit draconian to me.
One suggestion was to use a soil drench with imidacloprid. Many commercial products use this but I'm rather worried about creating a toxic environment for bees. There is some debate over whether systemic use puts enough toxin in pollen to affect bees but I don't really want to risk this.
- Has anyone successfully rid themselves (or their plants) of lacebug? How?
- Any data on systemics and their role in CCD?