Apricot Trees
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apricots

Zone 93635 | Anonymous added on June 3, 2017 | Answered

I noticed silverfish or earwigs as identified by Home Depot.They suggested I use Sevin,which I did.Then i called the company and was told it was too hot to use that and I would stress the tree.I was old to water the base in the cool morning,which I did for the last couple of days at about 1/2 hr. each time.Now I notice little holes in the leaves and a film like on the fruit.I know I made a big mistake,know is it safe to eat the fruit? Thank You.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 5, 2017

    Since I can't identify the insect for you, I have listed a link that has information on the most common pests on Apricot Trees.

    Neem Oil is a good treatment for these pests. Neem Oil is organic, and is safe for people, pets and bees.

    Please refer to the label of the Sevin pesticide for food safety information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apricots/apricot-tree-pests.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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