Codling moth—How to keep the worms away organically

By on April 14, 2011

Tricia shows you tips in keeping worms out of your apples and pears.

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You said “spread the panty hose over the apple and close. ”  It would be nice if you explained a little more detail on how to close the panty hose. I saw you doing some twisting of it but it’s not very clear how this is supposed to be done, especially on smaller fruit.

Posted by Steve Rogers on Apr. 14, 2017 at 8:55:28 AM

Roger, once you slip the barrier over the developing fruit, you twist the end closed and either tuck the end to keep closed or you can secure with twine, rubber band. I would just experiment to see what works best for you.

Posted by Suzanne at on Apr. 18, 2017 at 3:50:10 PM


What about Neem Oil, or BT?

Posted by Jerry on Apr. 12, 2018 at 9:01:21 AM

Jerry, there are products that are neem based but you really need to be careful when using it since it will kill bees. There are other products such as Dipel, which BT is the active ingredient. We cannot make any recommendations as what to use, but if you search our website for weed and pest control, we list the products that are labeled for codling moths.

Posted by Suzanne at on Apr. 18, 2018 at 10:17:46 AM

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