flies on persimonns tree

Asked April 24, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

There are a lot of flies on my persimmon tree. The fruits are still in their infancy stage. Why & how to get rid of them. Thank you.

Los Angeles County California

1 Response

I am not sure why flies would be attracted to you trees. There is probably something sweet around. fruit flies are attracted to ripening fruit, but it does not sound like it. Malathion can be used to kill the flies. It is a relatively safe short residual material. Be sure to follow the use directions on the pesticide label