PlantNet Insect Pest traps for the Home Gardener

 

There is nothing as frustrating as seeing fruit with insect damage even after spraying with chemicals, so PlantNet offers an alternative to chemical control.

PlantNet is proud to make available for sale to the Home Gardener environmentally safe trapping kits (safe for kids and pets) for the reduction of certain insect pests in fruit trees. The traps for sale, lure and kill insects as they get stuck to the sticky sides of the trap. The Codling Moth traps attract female moths to the trap and to a lesser extent male moths. The Light Brown Apple moth, Oriental Fruit moth and Queensland Fruit Fly traps are designed to trap the males of each species, so therefore minimising the number of pregnant females available to lay eggs. These traps will be a useful tool in helping to reduce insect pests in fruit trees for the Home Gardener. The traps are constructed so the lures are unaffected by both sun and rain.

Each trap type will only attract that particular pest type to the trap and all traps are safe to beneficial insects, and bees.

The kits have been carefully selected by PlantNet to control pests in warmer and cooler climates of Australia. Each trap comes with a set of easy to follow instructions on installation of the traps for the Home Gardener.

Each trap type supplied has two traps and two lures .One lure lasts approx 5 weeks, so therefore two traps and two lures per fruiting season. The traps can then be stored after the fruiting season until the following year and then all the Home Gardener will need to do is buy the lures from PlantNet in the next fruiting season.Two traps and lures of each type will help control pests for up to 8 trees.

An alternative to buying traps is to make your own sticky traps (i.e. plastic container or Chinese food container as the trap and purchase sheets of sticky paper from leading hardware chains such as Bunnings or Masters from their pest products section) and then purchase the lures from PlantNet. Seperate lures are available for Codling Moth only at this stage from our online shop. If interest is shown by the Home gardener for Light Brown Apple Moth, Oriental Fruit Moth, and Queensland Fruit Fly lures, Plantnet will look at adding these to our range of lures available in the future. Click Here to view homemade traps

 

Click here to see our pests and diseases page on the PlantNet website for a description of pests and their control.

View the helpful map at the bottom of the page detailing where each trap kit should be used.

Codling Moth, Light Brown Apple Moth, Oriental Fruit Moth Kit. For use in Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, and Plums throughout Australia. Regions of Australia where the kit is recommended are. Mediterranean, Cool Temperate, Cold

2 x Codling moth traps + 2 lures- Adult Female Codling Moths are attracted to the small lure within the trap.

2 x Light Brown Apple moth traps + 2 lures- traps contain the adult Female Light Brown Apple Moth Pheromone lure which attracts male moths into the traps.

2 x Oriental Fruit moth traps + 2 lures- traps contain the adult Female Oriental Fruit Moth Pheromone lure which attracts male moths.

Oriental Fruit Moth, Queensland Fruit Fly Kit. For use in Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots and Plums in QLD and NSW. Regions of Australia where this kit is recommended to be used are. Subtropical, Warm Temperate,  Warm Semi Arid.

2 x Oriental Fruit moth traps + 2 lures- traps contain the adult Female Oriental Fruit Moth Pheromone lure which attracts male moths.

2 x Queensland Fruit Fly Traps + 2 lures- traps contain the adult Female Queensland Fruit Fly Pheromone which attracts male QLD Fruit Fly.

Individual Codling Moth Trap Kits are available for regions with high pressure from Codling Moth only.

Codling Moth Kit For use in Apples, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, and Plums throughout Australia. Regions of Australia where the kit is recommended are. Mediterranean, Cool Temperate, Cold (sometimes Warm Temperate)

Queensland Fruit Fly trap "only"

For use in all fruit and vegetable crops where Queensland Fruit Fly damage occurs, particularly in QLD and NSW and parts of Victoria.

 

2 x Codling moth traps + 2 lures-Adult Female Codling Moths are attracted to the small lure within the trap.

Click here to purchase traps from the online shop