Box Tree Moth
Box Tree Moth

Box Tree Moth Trap

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Box Tree Moth Trap Kit consisting of 1 easy to assemble trap and 1 pheromone lure.

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The box tree moth has now become an important pest on box (Buxus spp.) across the South of England. The larvae (caterpillars) feed on the foliage and within days can cause severe levels of defoliation and dieback.  The Caterpillar can be controlled with these nematodes.

Trapping season

There are two to three generations of moth per season and traps should be in place from mid-March through to October.

Positioning and storage

Place traps at a height of 1.5m above the ground with a minimum of 2 per site and a maximum of 4 per hectare.

Insert one lure per trap and replace every 6 weeks throughout the season.

Unopened lures should be stored in a cool environment out of direct sunlight and preferable at 4°C.

Monitoring and control

Traps act as early warning devices and as a result of regular monitoring it is possible to predict the arrival of the next generation of moths and their damaging larvae (caterpillar). Trapping will also reduce the moth populations. Trapping alone is unlikely to control this potentially devastating pest.

The traps are available in weather proof polystyrene material and are reusable , with only the lure needing to be replaced every 6 weeks to maintain its effectiveness.