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Question: 561-2411
We have a little bug that looks like a beetle inside a glob of foamy goo on our raspberries and on our rhubarb. How can I get rid of it and will it hurt the rhubarb and raspberries? Anna, Coldwell, WV

Mort's Answer:
You can wipe off the foam with alcohol soaked rags. The little bug inside will eat leaves as an adult. Fruitworms are not as pernicious as cane borers but should not be tolerated . You can dust the soil around the plants with pyrethrin to discourage other insects that can carry viruses and fungi. Lime sulphur is another good deterrent for the would be invaders. There is no need to give them the raspberry.

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