Light populations can be tolerated, there may be a loss of vigour where a large proportion of foliage is affected although plants usually recover.
Affected leaves can be picked off before the larvae complete their feeding; this is only feasible when comparatively few leaves are affected. The removal of large numbers of leaves will be more harmful to the rose than damage caused by the sawfly. Cultivation of the soil around roses during the winter may expose overwintering larvae, but may damage the roots and encourage suckering.
Pesticides are unlikely to control this insect. It is also impractical and due to potential harm to non-target invertebrates, undesirable to attempt to prevent the females laying eggs, they can be active over an eight week period in late spring to early summer. Larvae within the rolled leaves are largely protected from pesticides.