Codling Moth Delta Trap
Pest: Codling Moth
Species: Cydia pomonella
Sector: Home & Garden
Packaging: 1 kit contains 1 x trap, 2 x lures, 2 x glue boards, 1 x hanger
The Codling Moth Trap has a triangular (delta) cross section and is made of strong, rigid, folded corrugated plastic. The insects are attracted by the manufactured pheromone lure for Cydia pomonella, enter the trap and are caught on the non drying glue inside the trap. The glue insert can later be removed for inspection and replacement.
The traps should be hung from trees from mid-May onwards. Adult insects will typically be present until August-September. It should be noted that the exact time of insect emergence will vary with location and seasonal variation. This trap is not hazardous to bees or other beneficial insects. The trap is easy to assemble. Pull apart the two traps in the kit. Remove the pheromone lure from the foil sachet and place in the centre of the glued area of the trap. Fold up the two sides of the delta, ensuring the glue is facing inwards. Insert the tab with the hanging mechanism into the slot at the top, so that the two holes meet. Then fold up the two small sides to the trap which gives the trap support and helps to protect the glue surface from rain/dust. The hanger mechanism can be simply pushed onto a small branch and also tied with the enclosed string if necessary. The traps should be placed at head height in fruit trees, to allow easy monitoring of catches and located centrally within the trees. Hang the traps so the prevailing wind crosses the open area of the trap, so as the odour plume is dispersed. One trap should provide protection for between 3 and 5 trees. Lures and glue inserts should be changed every 6 weeks or earlier if the glue surface appears covered with insects.