clearwing moths control

Asked September 11, 2017, 1:50 PM EDT

a large number of clearwing moths ( look like wasps or bees ) are eating almost all ripe raspberries in backyard raspberry patch for last week. Can anything be done to stop this before the end of this seasons production.

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

We viewed your photos. This looks like yellow jackets on the fruit. They can be common and feed largely on soft, overripe, and rotting fruits. Control them by practicing good sanitation in and around the planting and by harvesting ripe fruits regularly. Do not allow fruit to become overripe.