Asked August 18, 2015, 9:17 AM EDT
My husband and I picked wild chokecherries in Roseville Township, Trail County. We cleaned them, put them in gallon jars, added sugar and vodka to make "Chokecherry Bounce." After the jars sat for an hour or so, little white worms were coming out of the fruit and floating to the top. In almost 40 years of making this, we have never experienced this before. Our questions: What are they? How can we test the normal-looking fruit to see if they are infested before adding the sugar and vodka?
Traill County North Dakota
Please go to the website below for a detailed description of SWD. As of right now there are no natural means of controlling the insect. To control it chemically is very difficult because of the many applications that would need to be made.