Citrus Leafminer damageCitrus Leafminer is a relatively new insect to California. Citrus Leafminer is a light colored moth that has recently been infesting commercial orchards and now backyards. The larvae create tunnels between the cuticles of the leaf which is easily visible. You will notice these tunnels and curling of the leaves in young foliage on the tree. If you  believe your tree has become infected, no need to panic–it’s just an aesthetic inconvenience.  If you have young citrus, it is recommended to use preventative treatment as leafminer is able to stress the tree. Monterey Garden Insect spray is the best  way to get a hold on the population size. If you are not sure you have an infestation, please  bring in a picture or leaf sample in a small sealed bag. For further questions or concerns, drop by  the nursery and ask! We are always happy to help. 

For best control, we recommend using a trap with pheromone lure to monitor insect populations then treat as needed.

Does this look familiar? Ask us about the proper treatment for your tree.

February 16, 2017

What is your recommended treatment for Citrus Leaf Miner?

February 20, 2017

As mentioned above, we recommend putting up a Citrus Leafminer trap to monitor populations and once they are there, spray.

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