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Q.What Is Eating My Limes And How Do I Stop Them?

Zone 77338 | MANLEYMH1951 added on September 18, 2020 | Answered

It appears some sort of fruit fly is devouring my limes. I have been spraying with malathion every month which seems to hold them off for only a week before they return. I have gotten over 300 limes from a single tree in the past, but they will get them all if not stopped. Should I switch to a different insecticide? I can’t seem to identify these guys. Advice please 🙂

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Answered on September 18, 2020

Yes, it may be time to switch! You may need to rotate what you use as they become ineffective.

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