Oriental fruit moths were introduced to the United States by Japan in the early 1900's. Since that time, they have been wrecking havoc on fruit orchards across the nation, turning truckloads of apples into worthless fruit. Using a pheromone trap before the adult emergence of the moth in early spring can prevent large infestations. Insecticide use on the oriental moth is effective using a degree-day treatment plan with the insecticide methoxyfenizide, chlorantraniliprole or flubendiamide. Chlorantraniliprole has been found most effective, with the fewest restrictions for use.
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