The Box Moth Trap is designed to lure in male box moths via the use of a pheromone lure. Box moths have become a formidable pest in recent years - the caterpillars are known to completely defoliate box plants. Early detection is vital, as once an infestation has taken root the caterpillars will produce webbing 'tents' to protect themselves. A box moth trap can alert you to moth activity. at which point you will have time to prepare some controls to avoid a caterpillar infestation.
This trap should be used between March/April and October.
Trap includes 1 trap and 4 pheromone lures.
Recommended density is 1 traps per 0.5 acres.
Lures need to be changed every 5 weeks.
Refill packs also available on our website.
How To Use:
Box Moth Trapping Season: Place traps in an area by mid-March and continue until October. It should be noted that the exact time of insect emergence will vary with location and seasonal variation.
How and When to use the Box Moth Traps: Traps should be placed in an open area where the plants susceptible to attack are being grown. The traps should be mounted at a height of 1.5 to 2 metres above the ground.
How Many Box Moth Traps Do I Need?:The current recommended density is 4 traps per hectare; this density is subject to change depending on location and severity of the moth.
Instructions for use:
1. Add water to a depth of 3cm with a small dash of washing up liquid into the bucket of the trap.
2. Attach the funnel to the bucket by aligning the slots on the funnel with the tabs on the bucket and twisting to lock together.
3. Attach the lid to the funnel by aligning the 4 inserts in the lid with the 4 pegs projecting from the top of the funnel. Carefully push the pegs into the holes so that the lid is fully attached.
4. Open one sachet which includes one lure and remove the lure (we recommend using gloves). Remove the cap off the lure cage and place the pheromone lure inside. Refasten the cap.
5. Push the lure cage through the hole in the lid from above so that the cage effectively hangs below the lid.
6. Thread the supplied hanging cord through the two tab-holes on the lid and tie at both ends.
7. Position at a height of around 1.5m – 2m hung either from box trees or a suitable structure such as a post. If traps are placed in trees, ensure that the entrances remain unblocked and free from leaves.
8. Check the traps on a regular basis; at least twice a week. Top up the liquid in the bucket to the 3cm depth as and when required. Lures should be changed every 5 weeks to achieve optimum results.