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In order to reduce the number of “wormy” apples it is necessary to make specific treatment to control the adult codling moth. If the adult moth is controlled adequately they do not lay their eggs which turn into the apple destroying larvae.
The timing is very specific to gain adequate control. We are informed by the local Extension Service, of when the adult codling moths are beginning to rise in numbers. The Extension Service does extensive trapping in commercial orchards to protect the fruit harvest.
Most often we suggest two treatments 14-21 days apart for the best control. This program will not eliminate every worm but it should give you plenty of fruit to enjoy right off of the tree.