Ten Most Wanted Pests
These are the top ten pests of Sonoma County
Do you find your raspberries or blueberries damaged or split? If you do it could be the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) that has laid eggs just under the fruit’s skin.
The female SWD “stings”the skin of the healthy berries to lay 1 to 3 eggs. A female can oviposit on many fruit. Multiple larvae within a single fruit are quite possible, because many females might visit the same fruit to oviposit. Once fruit integrity is compromised by SWD activity, common vinegar flies also might oviposit in the damaged fruit. Click "read more" above for full details.