This Growing Success Apple Maggot Monitoring Trap is ideal for the monitoring of moth infestation. The Pheromone-based trap collects moths and prevents damage to apple trees as well as pear trees. It also allows you to treat the problem with a suitable insecticide if necessary.
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The main cause of maggot damage in apples and pears is due to caterpillars produced by the codling moth. In winter female moths lay eggs in trees. The eggs hatch out into caterpillars which feed on fruit in early summer. The monitoring trap allows gardeners to assess the infestation problem and treat with a suitable insecticide if necessary.
What to Expect
If more than 12 moths are trapped per week this would indicate an infestation. If traps are full then replace sticky insert and pheromone
When to Use
Male moths fly and mate on warm nights from mid-May to the end of July. Place the trap in the garden in mid-May
How to use
- Unfold the sticky insert, open the sachet and place the monitoring lure in the middle of the sticky trap
- Put the insert in the trap, sticky side up
- Hang the trap at head height on the windward side of the tree. The trap will monitor moths for five average size trees up to 12 metres apart
- Inspect the traps regularly. If more than 12 moths are trapped per week, treat with a suitable insecticide
- Replace sticky glue insert and monitoring lure after 6 weeks
- Remove trap in early September and dispose of the sticky insert and monitoring lure
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will this reduce the grubs found in my apples?
A. Yes, but indirectly, the trap is a monitor it does not control the problem
Q. What other steps can I take to reduce this problem?
A. You can use Growing Success Glue Band Traps and Winter Tree Wash to help reduce the numbers of female moths overwintering
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