Q.My Morning Glories And Hibiscus Get Eaten By Bugs Every Year And Want To Put It To A Stop
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Japanese beetles are a threat as well as scale, aphids, whiteflies and more. Yours appears to be a mottled tortoise beetle and favors morning glories. The best way to get rid of them is to pick them off by hand and drop them into a bowl of soapy water. If a pesticide is needed, permethrin can be used, but it will kill the beneficial bugs, too. For a less toxic option, you can try Neem oil or insecticidal soap.