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Asked August 26, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

I know some people wouldn't mind, but I do not want to eat these. I've never noticed them before today, and I always soak my berries before I use them (even with out the ice/salt bath I found on the Internet, they were popping their little heads out, so I'm hoping my jam and frozen berries don't have them!) What do you recommend I do to try to kill them off? I have 5 acres, lots of blackberries, and I'm working on gardening with lots of other fruits. We can try to mow them all down ... please help!

Clark County Washington insect issues fruits and berries

1 Response

Hello, This pest is relatively new and we are still researching effective measures. Key management tactics include managing weedy hosts such as Himalayan blackberries. For specific recommendations for each crop, visit: http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/

Stay in touch with your local Extension office as we will spread effective recommendations as we find them.

Thanks Todd