This pheromone trap gives off a scented lure that attracts male plum fruit moths and traps them without the use of chemicals.
Grapholita (cydia) funebrana is a common pest of plums, damsons and greengages. The female moth lays eggs which, once hatched, burrow into the fruit. These larvae or caterpillars eat the plums from within.
The trap is sturdy, so lasts longer than paper traps and is protected from the wind. As there is no glue, it can be re-used each year with pheromone refills. As the lure attracts male plum fruit moths, eggs laid by females are reduced. Only one lure is required each season and one plum fruit moth trap will cover up to 16 trees.
Place the trap near plum trees from early May when moths start flying. Remove the pheromone lure from its sleeve and put it inside the space allocated in the trap with a black cover. Fill the trap with water and mild detergent.
Your trap consists of 7 separate parts plus a sachet of attractant. Your trap is assembled before it leaves us to ensure that the trap is complete before it is packaged for delivery to you:
We send a majority of these traps already assembled however, the trap should only take a couple of minutes to assemble and should be quite self explanatory however the following step by step instructions may help:
As the trap is designed to be hanging, ensure that all of the parts are fitted securely.