Papaya Insects - Knowledgebase Question

Miami, Fl
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Question by melgreen39
July 3, 2010
There is some type of aphid? or other insect between my papaya fruit. What can I use to kill the insect without damaging fruit?

Answer from NGA
July 3, 2010
Since the flowers need to be pollinated by insects you won't want to use any insecticides until the fruits are well formed. Once they are growing well you can use a strong stream of water to dislodge the insects or you can use insecticidal soap sprays to kill them off. Good luck with your papayas!

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