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  • Use of Tanglefoot Insect barrier

    Created by Neal Ramsey on


    I’m looking at Tanglefoot Tree Insect Barrier. M question is, can the Tanglefoot be effective if applied directly to the tree?

    The reason I ask is that my trees are mature with many crevices. One is a River Birch with much curling bark. Putting a band on, as product instructions indicate, would be impossible for 100% coverage.

    Thank you

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Neal –

    You bet you can apply Tanglefoot Pest Barrier directly to trees — many growers do — but it will discolor the bark. Also, make sure that you place your sticky barrier high enough on the trunk so that grasses or groundcovers do not create a natural bridge over the barrier.

    Hope this helps!

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