Apples on my Fuji tree gets infected with insects like wasps that lay eggs in...

Asked April 14, 2019, 9:40 PM EDT

Apples on my Fuji tree gets infected with insects like wasps that lay eggs in the middle of the fruit. How can I prevent this from happening.

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I suspect these are not wasps, but either the spotted wing drosophiila, a fruit fly, or a coddling moth. We would need more information to tell which. Here are articles to help: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em9097 https://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/tree-fruit/apple/apple-codling-moth