Dealing with Moths
Having a steady supply of fresh fruit from your backyard is quite a nic
e thing. Many people strive to attain this dream. However, many people
fail to realize how easy it is to obtain a fairly serious infestation o
f worms in their fruit. I can’t think of anything more unpleasant than
biting into an apple off of the tree you’ve slaved over for so long, on
ly to find that you have not been diligent enough with your pesticides.
Even though it seems like a hassle to always be spraying pesticides, i
t is something that you should never overlook. Spraying pesticides is
a fairly quick and easy process, and you shouldn’t have to do it very
often at all. Believe me; it is worth it to just get out there in the
yard every couple of weeks and spray.
Spraying can seem like a time consuming process. After all, you have
to go out and buy all the supplies, mix the chemicals, apply them,
and clean up everything you used in the process. Sometimes you’ll ev
en need a ladder to reach all segments of the trees. The entire proc
ess can take as long as four hours if you have several large trees.
Doing this every 2 weeks can get very tiresome and irritating. Howev
er, you should always persevere. Usually being adamant in your regul
ar spraying will help prevent infestations of such things as moths,
but sometimes it’s just not enough.
Usually you can recognize of moths have laid eggs on your trees by t
he ends of the branches. If you notice something that looks like a c
luster of moth eggs, you should immediately prune the branch you fou
nd it on and destroy it. Check the rest of the tree very thoroughly.
If the eggs were to hatch, you would have a huge amount of moth lar
vae crawling around through your tree and into your fruits. I don’t
know about you, but the very thought of this makes me wretch.
I once had a friend who was dealing with a very bad moth infestation.
He couldn’t find a single fruit on his tree that didn’t have a worm
inside of it. He ended up having to cut do