Gardening-Naturally Codling Moth
One of the causes of maggot damage to apples and pears is the caterpillar of the Codling Moth. The Codling Moth Trap uses the ‘Pheromone’ scent of the female moth to attract and catch male moths.
One trap should monitor up to 5 average size trees with a range of 15 metres (50 feet) of the trap. It should be hung at around head height on the windward side of the tree (or group of trees).
Just buy the refill in the second and subsequent years.
Every year the problem will reduce.
1 trap with hanging wires, 2 sticky inserts, 2 pheromone lures.
When to Use
Most seasons moths fly and mate on warm nights from Late May until the end of July, although in some years activity may continue untill well into August. In this case a 3rd lure and sticky insert may be needed. The trap should be placed in the garden soon after the middle of May. If spring weather is exceptionally warm, or in sheltered urban gardens, it may be an advantage to install the trap by early May. If in doubt, hang the trap after the petals begin to fall.
How to Use
Assemble the trap. Place sticky insert sticky side up in the base of the trap. The pheromone lure (which looks like a hollow cone of soft rubber) should be removed from the foil sachet and laid in the centre of the sticky insert. Ensure that the end flaps are secured.
Note: The lure will release scent from when the sachet is opened – do not open sachet until the lure is needed.
In a garden one trap should monitor up to 5 average size trees with a range of 15 metres (50 feet) of the trap. It should be hung at around head height on the windward side of the tree (or group of trees).
After 5 Weeks – replace the sticky insert and lure. Inspect the trap regularly – the Codling Moth is small (about 8mm or 1/3rd inch long) dark coloured and rests with its wings folded to form a triangular shape.
If you are catching more than 15 moths per week the infestation is high and a suitable spray should be applied a week later. Continue monitoring and if again 15 or more moths are caught repeat the treatment.
Remove the trap by the beginning of September and dispose of the lure and sticky insert. The trap should be cleaned and stored. Refill Kits are available allowing the trap to be used for a second season.
- This trap uses the pheromone scent of the female moth to attract and catch male moths.
- One trap should monitor up to 5 average size trees within a 15 metre (50’) range. The trap contains everything for a year and the refill allows for a second year of use.
- Use from May to August. Buy the trap and refill for 2 years coverage.
- The pesticide free way of protecting your apples and pears
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- Easy to install and does not need electricity as it uses the heat from the sun.
- Automatically starts to open with the heat from the sun between 17°C – 25°C depending on the setup.
- Made from Aluminium zinc coated steel.
- Maximum opening approx 45cm depending on adjustment and load. Full instructions provided.
- Has an opening force of 7kg. Maximum opening at 30°C.
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