The Tanglefoot Codling Moth Trap includes everything you need to capture codling moths, the leading cause of “wormy” apples. Once traps are hung, insects are lured inside, encounter the sticky surfaces, and become stuck without any means of escape. Best of all, this action is strictly mechanical – NO pesticides or harmful chemicals are used
Each kit contains two sticky traps, two specially formulated lures (protected in sealed pouches until ready for use), hangers and even a special tool for removing trapped insects so the trap can be reused.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Simply assemble the trap, place the lure inside, and hang traps at eye level, on the north side of trees. If you have a grove of apple trees, it’s best to place traps on the perimeter, where insects are most likely to enter.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) – PDF format
The #1 pest of apples in North America! Codling moth adults (3/4″ wingspan) are grayish-brown in color and have a darker colored patch on the tip of each fore-wing. The destructive larvae are pinkish white maggots (1/2″ long) that bore through apples directly to the core.
For an integrated approach to pest control consider using Trichogramma Wasps to destroy the eggs. Bt-k (Dipel Dust) will kill the caterpillars.