When insects begin attacking your fruit trees, it’s time to nip it in the bud. Peach tree borers can kill your peach trees and codling moths just love those apples, so treating your fruit trees for insects early in the game is key. To stop those pesky varmints from attacking the fruits of your labor, you’ll need insecticides specifically geared toward fruit trees. Here are three popular insecticides for fruit trees that can be purchased at your local home improvement store.
One lb. shaker bottle, $6.97 at Home Depot
Garden Dust insecticide is a natural insecticide with Fungicide A, produced by Bonide. The Garden Dust insecticide I found at my local Home Depot store is a general purpose dust that can be used on vegetables, flowers and fruit trees. This insecticide powder is colored green to blend in with foliage and can be mixed with water to use as a spray for your fruit tree pests. For more info about Garden Dust and other Bonide products, click here. The Bonide website has an option for locating dealers near you who carry the Garden Dust insecticide.
32 ounce concentrate, $13.99 at Home Depot
We’ve all heard about Sevin dust, because the product has been around for more than 30 years. But, when it comes to eliminating pests on fruit trees, using Sevin concentrate is best for spraying. A Garden Tech product, the active ingredient in Sevin is carbaryl and will kill over 100 types of insects. Sevin insecticide concentrate comes in 16 ounce and 32 ounce concentrates and a ready-to-use hose end 32 ounce concentrate. The Sevin hose end concentrate insecticide makes treating fruit trees for insects easy. For additional information regarding Sevin insecticide, click here.
Ortho Max Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer
1.33 gallon concentrate, $14.77 at Walmart
The Ortho Max Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer is formulated to kill over 100 insects. Without harming plants or blooms, this insecticide protects for up to three weeks. The active ingredient in Ortho Max Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer is 0.006% acetamiprid. For more information about this insecticide, click here.
These three popular insecticides will kill most insects that attack any type of fruit tree. Even if you aren’t sure what type of pest is attacking your fruit trees, using one of these three insecticides will most likely have you covered.