Cactus moth caterpillar on Guava

By August 18, 2017Articles

Cactus moth caterpillar on Guava

By Amy Grant Guava trees are hardy, aggressive perennials native to tropical and subtropical America. They are one of 150 species of Psidium, of which most are fruit bearing. Hardy the guava may be, but they do have their share of guava pest problems, most of which can be dealt with using natural pest control methods for guava trees. In order to incorporate guava pest control, it’s important to be able to identify insects that attack guava tree and fruit. The following article discusses guava pests and how to deter insects on guava. Insects that Attack Guava Caribbean fruit fly is one of the most damaging pests in Florida guava production. The larvae infest the fruit rendering unfit for human consumptions. To avoid fruit fly damage, fruit must be picked prior to full maturity, which means harvesting at least three times per week. The larvae of the guava moth also

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