Codling Moth Pheromone Trap

The Dragonfli codling moth trap uses a pheromone lure to catch and trap male Codling moths. Reduce fruit damage with a chemical and glue free system. Codling moth traps should be hung in your trees from May onward and can cover between 16-20 trees.

Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella) can be a destructive pest of apple and pear fruit. The caterpillar of the Codling moth bores into the fruit making it un-edible in many cases.

One way to monitor Codling moth populations and help reduce their numbers, without using synthetic chemical insecticides is to use pheromone traps. The Codling moth pheromone trap uses a long-life lure to bait and catch male Codling moths. They detect the pheromone and fly into the trap thinking a female Codling moth is present. This prevents them mating with females and reduces egg laying, helping reduce the pest population overall.

The Codling moth trap supplied by Dragonfli is called a castellation trap which is entirely glue free. The castellation trap is filled with water so that when the Codling moth enters the trap it falls into the water and drowns. This prevents the capture of larger insects and even birds, which might fly into a conventional trap by accident. The entry holes on the castellation moth trap are only big enough for moths.