Codling moth trap


Here’s an organic gardening idea for how to make a trap for codling moths.

This trap will trap the female and male moth. Best time to use the traps is prior to bud burst – ideal for apples and pears.

Thanks to Organic Edible Garden (https://organicediblegarden.co.nz) for this tip . Watch their video for this tip (about 3 minutes in)

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Ingredients

5 Cups Water

3/4 Cup Molasses

Teaspoon Cloudy Ammonia (or you could use Handy Andy as its ammonia based)

1 Cup DYC Apple Cider Vinegar

A few drops of Dishwashing liquid

Milk bottles (2L size works well)

Makes enough for 3-4 traps.

Directions

1
Cut two holes the size of golf balls on the sides of a milk bottle (near the top), just under the lid.
2
Mix all ingredients together in a bucket.
3
Remove the lid from the milk bottle and pour in mixture until the milk bottles are about 1/4 full.
4
Hang your traps from your trees in the growing season. Best time to place them is prior to bud burst.
5
Check on your traps and top up the mixture from time to time.