Answer: It's really difficult to positively identify the pest without seeing it! Could be strawberry fruitworm, lygus bug larvae, or immature root weevils. Without knowing for certain, it's difficult to suggest a control measure. For positive identification, take a few of the pests to your local cooperative extension office. Trained Master Gardeners can key them out and offer several control strategies. Contact OSU Cooperative Extension in Lincoln County at (541) 574-6534.
To help control or eliminate disease and insect pests in your strawberry bed be sure to remove and destroy debris at the end of the growing season.
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