The easiest way is to run down to Lowes, Home Depot or your local
nursery and buy a small container of home orchid spray. There are
several types available, Bonide comes to mind first. Follow the
directions on the bottle.
Be aware that home orchard spray is called "Fruit Tree Spray" by some
major companies like Bonide. Also, these fruit tree sprays also treat
for fungicide problems. If you want to be more specific to the
problem, you should look for something like malathion, which is included
in the Bonide fruit tree spray along with Captan which addresses the
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You might also contact a fruit grower in your area and find out what they
do. If you are in the U.S. there are usually some limitations on how
powerful the spray can be that they sell you. Most of what you buy will
help, but usually wont keep it completely bug free.
I use a Dormant Spray once in early spring before blossoms or leaves come
on. That is supposed to take care of some of the borers. The only problem
is that there are usually several others you need to be concerned with, like
the ones you mentioned. Don't use Sevin on your trees, especially during
bloom. It will kill the good bugs and your pollinators also.
I like lady bugs and praying mantis on my plants and trees to keep off the
bad guys. Sevin will kill both.
I have had spider mites on my apple trees and used soapy water to get rid of
them, because it didn't bother the lady bugs..
If you do that with apples, they will drop off. Actually, if I can find
the time, at the right time, this spring and if the weather cooperates,
I want to try thinning my apples with Sevin this year.
As far as I know, that isn't a problem with peaches.
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