Plum and Prune Pests

Heather Stoven and Michael R. Bush
Latest revision: 
March 2023

Includes management options for commercial and home use.

In all cases, follow the instructions on the pesticide label. The PNW Insect Management Handbook has no legal status, whereas the pesticide label is a legal document. Read the product label before making any pesticide applications.

Note: Products are listed in alphabetical order and not in order of preference or superiority of pest control.

The following management information provides a suggested amount of each formulation per acre when applied to mature trees. The size of trees, amount of foliage, type of equipment used, and other factors are important in determining the amount of spray to use per acre. Read carefully the entire label of each material to be used.

Protect pollinators: Warning: Many pesticides are hazardous to bees. Look for bee precautionary statements on product labels and do not use these products during bloom or if bees are foraging in the orchard. See How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides.

Note: Active ingredients marketed under other product names may provide equivalent control, but read product label first to check legal status before making any application.