If you grow fruit trees you probably have problems with worms and other pests. The fruit you grow is just too appealing to these pesky invaders. Spraying your trees regularly with an insecticide or organic treatment is one of the best methods you can employ to get rid of worms and keep them away so you can have deliciously edible fruit when the time comes for harvesting.
Spray for Worms in Fruit Trees
Spray regularly. Some types of worms come in the spring, others in the summer, and still others arrive in fall and winter. So the best defense for your fruit trees is to spray them every few weeks throughout all of the seasons to make sure you don't miss any worms in the process.
Use a fruit-tree insecticide, available at local garden centers. This type of product will kill most types of worms and other pests that might invade your fruit trees. George Weigel of the Patriot-News also recommends treating trees with a spray of lime sulfur over the winter to control pests that appear during that season.
Try a homemade organic spray. The Houston Chronicle has a recipe for an organic spray made from garlic tea, molasses, and other ingredients that they recommend for spraying fruit trees (see references section). Though organic sprays may not be as effective as commercial insecticides, they are gentler on the environment.
Spray high and strong. Spraying a light coating over the tops of your trees may not work as effectively as a nice strong spray will. Your spray should hit the leaves with a bit of force in order to function properly. Penn State University recommends using a sprayer with enough fan capacity to blow the spray at least ten feet beyond the trees, even in a windy situation.