NoPests® Codling Moth Pheromone Trap

Monitor and trap moths on apple and pear trees for a whole season

Contains: 1 Easy set delta trap, 1 hanger, 2 monitoring lures and 2 sticky glue inserts. REFILL KITS AVAILABLE!

Hang the triangular (delta) cross-section trap during September before the moths start flying using the first lure and sticky glue insert. The trap is designed to protect 3-5 trees in a 12 metre radius. The pheromone lure attracts and traps male moths disrupting breeding and reducing infestation. Use your second lure and sticky glue insert to complete the season. Traps are made of strong, rigid, corrugated plastic so they can be removed at harvest for use next season with a NoPests® Codling Moth Pheromone Refill Kit.

The codling moth is 8mm (5/16”) long, grey, with black lines and a distinctive copper patch on the wing tips. Maggot damage in apples and pears is mainly caused by caterpillars of the codling moth. Female moths lay eggs on leaves and fruits. The eggs hatch after 10–14 days and caterpillars bore into the fruitlets carving galleries inside.

Tip: We recommend placing the traps early-mid September. Male moths fly on warm nights when dusk temperatures reach 13°C. Moths start to mate when dusk temperatures reach 17 °C.

Directions for Use:
  • Unfold one sticky insert and place sticky side up into the trap as shown in the diagram.
  • Open one foil sachet and place monitoring lure on the middle of the sticky trap. (Use tweezers to prevent contamination).
  • Insert wire hanger into the trap and place at head height on the windward side of the tree or trees.
  • The trap will monitor the moths for 3–5 average sized trees up to 12 meters apart.
  • Inspect the trap regularly removing moths if necessary to clear the sticky area. If more than 12 moths are trapped per week, infestation is high and it is advisable to treat with a suitable insecticide (Use any proprietary brand of garden insecticide approved for Codling moth control).

If you decide to spray: Wait 10-14 days from the time the moths appear as the eggs must hatch into caterpillars before spraying is effective.
If you decide not to spray: Make sure the trap is catching moths to its full capacity by removing moths already trapped to expose the sticky base again.

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