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Compact Box tree moth trap

Andermatt Home & Garden

Compact Box tree moth trap

Sale price£15.99
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Easy to setup, compact pheromone trap effectively catches and kills box tree moth.

- Great value including lure, free next day delivery
- Bee and beneficial insect-friendly
- Minimal packaging
- Full instructions included
- Natural pheromone only attracts box moth to protect box tree plants and hedges (Buxus)

When is it best to use? 

 

When adult moths are flying

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Premium bayonet design

Easier to use and more secure than strap models.

Great value

Lure included, with free next day delivery.

Minimal packaging

We keep all packaging to a minimum. Full instructions are included on the packaging to save paper.

FAQ

about the product

The Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) is a devastating pest of box plants (Boxus spp.). Caterpillar feed on the leaves, which can result in complete defoliation and die back of the plant.

Faded or brown patches is usually the first sign, as well as white webbing in the hedge, and of course caterpillars.

The natural pheromone is specific to box moth, and attracts male box moths. Once inside they are trapped and die.

1. Add 5 cm of water and a drop of detergent to the base
2. Open the pheromone lure sachet and place it in the cage at the top.
3. Hang the trap 1.5 – 2.0 meters above the ground.
4. Replace the lure every 6 weeks (refills available).
5. Check the trap regularly for moths. Empty and replace the water.

When adult moths are flying, April to October.

How does a box tree moth trap work?

The lure inside emits the female box tree moth pheromone, which attracts the male. The male gets caught in the trap and dies. This prevents breeding and egg laying, and in turn the hatching of more caterpillars.

how to use

1. Insert lure

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