Fruit flies lay their eggs under the skin of the guava and the resulting maggots (worms) eat the flesh.
Brazilian guava trees have been observed to be severely zinc deficient due to the presence of nematodes and can be treated with zinc sulphate in two summer sprays 60 days apart.
No, you will not get sick. Insects are mostly edible. The maggots (“worms”) are simply the larvae of another insect, probably a species of fruit fly.
Where do fruit maggots come from? There are several species of fruit flies that lay their eggs in the fruit. The two most common maggots found in home gardens are apple maggots and cherry fruit fly maggots. Apple maggots are the offspring of a fly, which is slightly smaller than the common housefly.
Bait spray that combines molasses or jaggery 10 g/l and one of the insecticides Fenthion 100 EC 1 ml/l. Malathion 50 EC 2ml/l. Dimethoate 30 EC 1ml/litre, two rounds two weeks apart before fruit ripening.
What happens if you eat guava with worms? If the guava is seriously infested with worms or insect maggots and you happen to unknowingly eat the guava, there is no problem, according to most medical experts. It just adds up to the protein already present in the guava.
“Although the sight of translucent worms crawling out of a fresh strawberry fruit may not be appealing, there are no known ill effects of consumption,” says Lahiri. “If you accidentally ate some maggots, all you got was a little more animal protein in your salad or smoothie.”
Guava moth (Coscinoptycha improbana) is a small black and white mottled moth. It lays its eggs on the fruit surface and the caterpillar burrows into the fruit. The caterpillar leaves rot, brown spots, excrement and mold in the fruit, making it inedible and causing early fruit drop.
04/7Individuals suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Guava is high in fiber, which can help relieve constipation and aid digestion. But excess intake of guava can upset your digestive system, especially if you have irritable bowel syndrome. This is also caused by fructose malabsorption.
There are worms in there. Tiny white worms, almost translucent, that will eventually develop into fruit flies – unless you eat them first. Scientists know them as Drosophila suzukii. Before we continue, we should tell you to stop choking because they are safe to eat.
You need to soak the berries in cold water and add some apple cider vinegar. This will help remove dirt and pesticides, if any, along with the worms. Once the berries are in the bowl, use your hands to gently swirl the berries around. You will likely see worms swimming to the top.
Thiodane and carbaryl are two insecticides approved for guavas, Agrifarming reports, but their use is limited. Each must be sprayed twice, once before the fruit ripens and again at maturity. Do not spray when the fruit is ripe.
Neem Oil – Spray your diluted neem oil on your fruit trees, making sure to spray all the fruit. Best when your trap shows the moths are present and when the fruit is developing.