News & Events
For control options, reference the spray guides below and follow all label instructions on the pesticide. The pest guides will give you more information on the biology and life cycle of the insect.
Publications & Resources
- Why Growing Backyard Fruit Trees Is Not for Everyone (PDF)
- Backyard Apple Pear Pest Management Chart (pdf)
- Backyard Stone Fruit Pest Management Chart (pdf)
- Recommended Trees for the Mid-Columbia Region (pdf)
- Pest Management Guide for Apples in Washington Home Orchards (link)
- Protecting Backyard Apple Trees from Apple Maggot (link)
- Codling Moth and Your Backyard Fruit Tree (pdf)
- The Western Cherry Fruit Fly and Your Backyard Cherry Tree (pdf)
Commercial Grower Publications
- Integrated Pest Management (link)
- Decision Aid System (link)
- AgWeatherNet (link)
- Hortsense (link) – Facts for managing plant problems
- Pestsense (link) – Facts for managing common indoor pest problems
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Did you know?
County laws in Benton, Franklin, Yakima and Walla Walla counties require that backyard tree fruit growers control pests because they are a potential source of infestation for any nearby commercial orchard. To report an infested fruit tree, please contact us.
Your local Pest Board will pay you to remove your back yard fruit bearing trees!
Just call us for complete information and we’ll give you a certificate redeemable at participating nurseries once the tree is removed. Homeowners must call us BEFORE removing tree. Only specific types of trees qualify for the program. Residential trees only – no commercial orchards.