Blueberry maggot identification and treatment. #798630

Asked June 29, 2022, 3:49 PM EDT

I have several blueberry bushes which often suffer from getting white maggots inside. I have been reading online and have tried to identify what type of fly it is. I thought it was spotted wing drosophila but I am not sure. Is there more than one type of fly that causes these maggots in blueberries? I have seen the term "blueberry maggot" used for a type of fly. Is this just another name for spotted wing drosophila or is a totally different fly? I would like to stay organic, what is a good spray (commercial or home made) that I could spray on bushes, even into the fruiting stage if possible. I also thought about treating the ground around the bushes since I understand that is where they may overwinter? What could I treat the ground with? Thank you very much.

Jackson County Michigan

Expert Response

By any chance can you attach a few photos to this message? It really helps our experts respond appropriately
Terri Badgley Replied June 29, 2022, 3:55 PM EDT

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