virginia creeper insects, whiteflies?
I have a beautiful VC. This year it turned brown in late summer. If I shake it, bugs fly everywhere. And the sound is horrible. It is over my fish pond and fountain. If I cut it back very low, will the bugs leave? After winter will it be healthy? Please advise. Thank you
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You can cut the plant back but I would treat with Neem Oil.
Do this weekly until the fall. This will take care of insects and fungus issues and is safe for people, pets and beneficial bugs.