Codling moths are worldwide pests that damage the fruits of apple, pear and quince during the insect's worm stage. Codling moth can infest every apple in an orchard if left unchecked. The worms burrow through the fruit, leaving brown frass and tunnels. The resulting fruit is often unsuitable for eating.
Codling moth worms hatch out of eggs which are laid on the fruit by female moths. The moths emerge 3 to 5 times a year (depending on climate) starting soon after bud break. Controlling the moths during these key blight times, before the eggs are laid, can effectively prevent worm damage to fruit. TheOak Stump Codling Moth Trappinpoints these flight times by capturing the male moths which fly at the same time as the female moths. Apply appropriate controls at these peak times.
Instructions: Attach hanger. Grasp trap by top and bottom flaps. Pull apart to form trap (do not touch glue). Open lure packet; place one lure on the inside, upper surface of the trap (Do not touch the attractant lure). Hang the trap in your fruit or nut tree. Place the trap 1 to 2 feet inside the tree canopy. Place traps in trees 1 or 2 weeks before bud break, in early spring. Check for moths every 2 to 3 days and apply appropriate treatments to control moths. Recycle or dispose of traps when full of insects, orat least every 4 weeks.