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TreeHelp Spongy (Gypsy) Moth Trap (Reusable)

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Product Overview

One Gypsy Moth Trap
One Gypsy Moth Lure (Refrigerate Until Use)

The Gypsy Moth Trap is an effective weapon against the adult gypsy 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.

Gypsy Moths are one of the most destructive pests of our urban forests, stripping trees such as oak, crab apple, poplars and hundreds of other trees and shrubs. The Gypsy Moth Trap is designed to help the public avoid applying pesticides indiscriminately to control Gypsy Moths. It is simple, easy to use and utilizes powerful pheromone lures to attract Gypsy Moths and detect outbreaks, so you can use less pesticides. The Trap includes one Gypsy Moth Lure.

The trap works by disrupting the gypsy moth's reproductive cycle by attracting and trapping the adult moth before mating can occur. Each mated female can produce as many as 1,000 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 Gypsy Moth Trap contains a special attractant which releases a highly purified form of the adult gypsy moth sex lure. Since the female gypsy moth does not fly, she instead releases minute amounts of the sex lure (pheromone) to attract the flying male moth for the purpose of mating. The Gypsy Moth Trap pulls male gypsy moths in from a ¼-acre area to the trap which traps the male moths before they reach the waiting female.

Gypsy Moth Traps should be first hung in the spring shortly after the caterpillars emerge (moths or larvae stage). The trap is effective as long as the moths are active and from late April through to late September.

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 Gypsy 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 Gypsy Moth Trap should be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management program which also includes biological control treatments such as BTK or other sprays and traps (bug bands) against caterpillars.


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  • 5
    Gypsy Moth Trap

    Posted by Michele ~ Caledon Mountain Wildlife on 18th Aug 2020

    Works fantastic!! My customers all have nothing but great results with the trap. Good design and the lure looks like it won't do much but man oh man... male moths just can't resist it !! My only complaint is not being able to buy more.

  • 5
    Gypsy moth traps

    Posted by Jamey on 13th Aug 2020

    These work awesome! Had the lure you attach under the lid, then fill the container with soap and water. As soon as I put it together and took it outside to hang the male moths were flying all around me. We clean it out once a week. Very thankful hopefully these will help next year's infestation.

  • 5
    Gypst moth traps

    Posted by Carole on 13th Aug 2020

    Priced reasonably, easy to install and effective. It doesn't get better than that!

  • 5
    great product! Well worth the money

    Posted by bonnie long on 10th Aug 2020

    cant be happier. Plan on ordering more. Tying to get these gypsy moths under control.

  • 5
    Gypsy moth trap

    Posted by Kurt Wiechmann on 10th Aug 2020

    This thing is amazing. I can't believe how many it caught the first day we had them up. We have 4 of them and want to buy 4 more when they are back in stock.

  • 4
    Excellent product

    Posted by Joseph carlu on 6th Aug 2020

    Put 7 of the traps around my house. In two weeks must have trapped 2000 Gypsy moths.

  • 4
    Moth trap

    Posted by Morrall on 2nd Aug 2020

    It works well

  • 5
    This works! Attracts moths like crazy!

    Posted by Mary Rees on 26th Jul 2020

    This works! Attracts moths like crazy!

  • 4
    Gypsy Moth Trap

    Posted by James pierson on 15th Jul 2020

    work".s good for a moth trap


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