Home and Garden Apple

There is continual concern about our environment. An infested tree that spreads codling moth and San Jose scale through an area forces all the growers to apply additional sprays to protect their orchards from damage. That single infested tree can also cause growers to spray more acreage, upsetting the balance of natural predators and beneficial insects that modern growers rely on.

Tree fruits are an important industry here in Washington. We take pride in the quality of the fruit we grow. Be a good neighbor: Control Codling Moth and San Jose Scale . Otherwise, do not plant an apple tree. If there is an apple tree on your property and you cannot
maintain it, please consider cutting it down.

Warning: The law requires that pesticides be used as the label directs. There are permissible exceptions to product applications: more dilute sprays than on the label; use of lower rates; less frequency than on the label; for pests not on the label, as long as site or crop is on the label and other directions are observed.

Use pesticides with care. Apply them only to plants, animals, or sites listed on the label. When mixing and applying pesticides, follow all label precautions to protect yourself and others around you. It is a violation of the law to disregard label directions. If pesticides are spilled on skin or clothing, remove clothing and wash skin thoroughly. Store pesticides in their original containers and keep them out of the reach of children, pets, and livestock.