What is eating my apples and how can I stop them?
06 December 2011 01:29 AM
There are a number of insects that can attack apples. The light brown apple moth is one of them. The young larvae feed on the leaf surface and the older larvae will chew the holes in the fruit. The apples are damaged at the stem end (which is evident in your photo). To control this pest, you will need to either spray with Success Ultra or Nature's Way Caterpillar Killer, Dipel. Another pest of apples is the codling moth. This moth lays the eggs on or near small fruit. The larvae then tunnel into the fruit and feeds in the core of the apple. It then tunnels its way out leaving a sawdust like excreta. Success Ultra will control it effectively. You will need to monitor your trees and spray early in the season to prevent damage to your fruit.