Tree Band – Face to Face
Pest: Winter Moth Caterpillar
Species: Operophtera brumata
Sector: Home & Garden
Packaging: Available pre-packed or in bulk
The tree band products, with specialist non-drying glue, provide effective protection against the Winter Moth Caterpillar as it emerges in spring to feed on foliage, flowers and young fruit. The sticky barrier prevents the wingless female moths from climbing the trees in October, November, December and March when they lay their eggs. This face-to-face version of the tree band is produced on a roll, so strips can be cut to the desired size. We also offer a folded version which is cut in to separate strips.
The Tree Bands stop the females climbing the trunks to lay their eggs. Cut enough of the strip to wrap around the tree trunk once, with a 10cm overlap. Wrap the band tightly around the tree and, at the point of overlap, expose the lower band by peeling back the top band and stick down the free end ensuring a tight fit. If there are problems achieving a good fit, string can be used at the top and bottom of the band to secure it. Fix the band well above the level of any surrounding vegetation to ensure that the band isn’t bridged, allowing insects to avoid the trap. Use the band around any supporting tree posts.