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Agralan Pheromone Plum Fruit Moth Trap

Plum fruit moth trap

£7.95 incl. p&p to mainland UK.
For all other areas please contact before ordering to obtain postage cost

As the old joke goes "What is worse than finding a maggot in your plum? - Half a maggot!

Pheromone traps work by attracting the male moths to the pheromone lure, the scent of the female moth, which then become stuck on the glue board. They serve a s monitor and willthin the population down. The traps are simple to use, simply assemble the tent, unfold the sticky grease board and remove the pheromone lure from its foil package and place in the centre of the sticky board, which is then inserted into the trap. The traps should be used from Early June through to mid August. Depending on the season, for if it is warm it may be advantageous to put it up earlier. One trap should be sufficient for three average sized trees.When to use the trap Moths fly and mate on warm nights from early June until the middle of August. The trap should be placed in the garden at the end of May. If spring weather is exceptionally warm, or in sheltered urban gardens, it may be an advantage to install the trap in mid May.

How to use the trap

Assemble the trap, pop in the sticky insert, sticky side up. The pheromone lure (which looks like a hollow cone of soft rubber) should be removed from the foil sachet and laid in the centre of the sticky insert. Do not open pheromone sachets until lure is needed.
In the garden one trap should monitor up to 3 average size trees. It should be hung at around head height on the windward side of the tree (or group of trees).
After 5 weeks replace the sticky insert and lure, with the second set provided.
Inspect the trap regularly - the Plum Fruit Moth is small (about 6mm or ¾ inches long) dark coloured and rests with its wings folded to form a triangular shape.
If you are catching more than 50 moths per week the infestation is very high and a suitable spray should be applied a week later. Continue monitoring and if again 50 or more moths are caught repeat the treatment.
Please note - this pest can also attack peaches, nectarines and apricots.
At the end of the season the trap can be removed and the plastic tent stored for resuse next year. Refill packs are availabe here

  • The pack contains:
  • 1 trap with hanging wire,
  • 2 sticky inserts,
  • 2 pheromone lures.

Other Pest Problems

A number of other insect pests may attack fruit trees. Trees can be 'banded' with 'Insect Barrier Glue' or 'Glue Bands' during the winter and summer to protect the trees against these crawling insects. This trap will not warn of damage caused by tortrix moth.