One Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Trap
One Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Lure
The Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Trap is an effective weapon against the adult Forest Tent Moth during the summer mating season. When used over several seasons, the trap is an effective tool for reducing the overall moth and caterpillar populations. The trap is also an effective tool for monitoring or confirming the existence of Forest Tent Caterpillar Moths in the area.
Forest Tent Caterpillars can be a destructive pest targeting and defoliating mature hardwood trees such as oak, maples and hundreds of other trees and shrubs. The Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Trap is designed to help the public avoid applying pesticides indiscriminately to control Forest Tent Caterpillars. It is simple, easy to use and utilizes powerful pheromone lures to attract the Forest Tent Moths and detect outbreaks, so you can use less pesticides. The Trap itself includes one packet of Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth lure.
The trap works by disrupting the moth's reproductive cycle by attracting and trapping the adult moth before mating can occur. Each mated female can produce as hundreds of caterpillars the following spring - caterpillars that can strip your shade trees and ornamentals bare making them more vulnerable to secondary assault by other insects and diseases which can kill them.
How the Trap Works:
The Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Trap contains a special attractant which releases a highly purified form of the adult moth sex lure. The Forest tent Caterpillar Moth Trap pulls male moths in from a ¼-acre area to the trap which traps the male moths before they reach the waiting female.
The Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Traps should be first hung in mid-spring. When placing the trap, choose a tree and a location on the tree where air currents can circulate the smell of the attractant freely. The Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Trap should be hung from a tree or placed on a stand approximately 4 to 5 feet from the ground. The south side of the tree is the best location.
For best results, the Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth Trap should be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management program which also includes biological control treatments and traps (bug bands) against caterpillars.