Pheromone trap for monitoring the presence and catching adult boxwood moth individuals. It is made of durable materials, resistant to weather conditions. It can be used for many years, however, in order to prolong its life it is recommended to avoid extreme conditions such as frost or prolonged direct sunshine. Special construction prevents the escape of attracted insects. It is equipped with a transparent container, which allows you to easily monitor its filling level.
Why is boxwood moth so dangerous?
Boxwood moth is the most dangerous boxwood pest but it can also attack other deciduous shrubs. In our climatic conditions, the pest spends several generations per season, so the trapping period covers the entire vegetation season and lasts from mid-fourth to late tenth. This pest sows great havoc on boxwood plants, shaves them off to the shoots and devours a huge mass of leaves. The plants become very sick and recover for a long time after the boxwood moth occurs. That is why glass is so important to react to the appearance of the pest.
How to use the boxwood moth trap?
After the trap has been placed, pour water with a small amount of liquid into the transparent part of the trap in order to reduce surface tension, which will prevent insects from escaping from the trap. Minimum recommended water level: 5-6 cm. Water with insects is recommended to be poured daily or as needed (depending on the degree of insect filling). It is recommended to monitor and change water at least every 5-7 days.
A pheromone soaked plug is placed in a tightly closed sachet. After opening the sachet, it is recommended to move the pheromone soaked dispenser directly into the basket. Touching the dispenser with your hands may reduce the effectiveness by rubbing off parts of the pheromone.
One trap for trapping is sufficient for 300-500 m2. The pheromone, with which the cartridge is soaked, attracts only the male boxwood moth. The insert should be replaced every 4-6 weeks. The trap can be hung or fixed with string to a shrub or a stake driven near the protected plants.
The insert is valid for 1 year at room temperature.
The set includes: trap and 1 pheromone insert.
Recommended storage of the cartridge in a cooler (refrigerator) - extends the life of the pheromone on the dispenser.
Pheromone trap insert for boxwood moth
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