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Rose midge solutions?

Hi,
Wondering if someone can recommend a successful treatment for rose midge. I was grateful for a mild winter and looking forward to new blooms on my relatively young shrubs. But I see a lot of 'blind buds' or black (as if charred) looking tips, which I assume is rose midge. I saw similar damage early in the season, last year, but I assumed it was the icy spring.
I am spraying with neem typically and I am thinking to also water the soil with pyrethrin solution (0.5%) while watching for larvae. I appreciate any thoughts or advice. A bit disheartened, I feel silly for having bought more roses this year. Always hopeful I'll end up with those lush rose shrubs many of you are growing :)
Thank you,
Ana

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