ELGS11746 Growing Success

Growing Success Plum Maggot Trap

  • Female winter moths lay eggs in trees
  • Growing Success Plum Maggot Monitoring Trap The main cause of maggot damage in plums, damsons and gages is due to the caterpillars produced by the plum fruit moth
  • The eggs hatch out into caterpillars which feed ravenously on fruit in early summer
  • The trap will monitor moths for three average size trees up to 12 metres apartInspect the traps regularly
  • How to Use Unfold the sticky insert and place sticky side up in the base of the trapOpen the foil sachet and place the monitoring lure on the middle of the sticky trapHang the trap at head height on the windward side of the tree of trees
  • If more than 12 moths are trapped per week, treat with a suitable insecticideReplace sticky glue insert and monitoring lure after 6 weeks of use and dispose of the old safelyRemove trap early September and dispose of the sticky insert and monitoring lure
  • The Growing Success Plum Maggot Monitoring Trap allows gardeners to assess the infestation problem and treat with a suitable insecticide if necessary
  • When to Use Male moths fly and mate on warm nights from mid-May to the end of July - place the trap in the garden mid-May


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