Codling and Plum Moth Control

The Solution: Pheromone Traps

A lure containing a sex attractant (pheromone) given off by the female moth attracts male moths to their death in the pheromone trap. Without male moths there will be no maggots.

In mid-May, one trap should be put out for every three apple or plum trees. 

The codling moth and plum moth pheromone lures are specific to these moths and do not attract beneficial insects or bees.

Larva of Plum fruit moth (Grapholita funebrana) in plum fruit. It is a moth of the family Tortricidae, an important pest of plums.

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Traps for Monitoring and Controlling Garden Pests

Yellow Sticky Traps

Yellow Sticky Traps can be used against a number of insect pests including Whitefly, Thrips, Leaf Miners and Aphids (greenfly and blackfly) in greenhouses and conservatories.

The Sticky Traps should be hung just above the growing points of plants,

They can be used early in the season to monitor pests as small flying insect pests are attracted by the colour of the traps and stick to the outer coating.

As well as monitoring they can be used to help reduce levels of pests.

NB. Remove yellow sticky traps before introducing biological controls.

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