How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Pea moth—Cydia nigricana

Pea moth larvae are tiny worms found within pea pods.


Larvae feed within pods on developing peas.


There are no registered insecticides for control of pea moth on peas. Handpick larvae and remove damaged pods.

Pea moth larva
Pea moth larva

Damage to pod
Damage to pod

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