Natural and non-toxic, it attracts and traps the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Medfly) and the Citrus Gall Wasp – Two crop destroying pests.
Controls and reduces pest population.
No pesticides or harmful chemicals.
Disposable unit. Attractant lasts for 3-4 months from date of opening the twist top.
Citrus Gall Wasp – Popular citrus trees are prone to attack from citrus gall wasps. The larvae form a gall or bump on the limbs of trees causing reduction in crop yield and branch dieback. Insectrap attracts the citrus gall wasps to its sticky formula and they become permanently trapped, unable to lay eggs that become larvae. Insectrap interrupts their life cycle and helps to reduce their population. Without Insectrap the tree can be infected continuously.
Application – Remove from packaging and twist open the top part to expose the holes that release the attractant. Hang on outer limbs by its hook. Discard the entire unit when full and replace with a new one.
Season – August to February. Hang 2 units for trees up to 2 metres in height and 4 units for trees above 2 metres in height
Affected areas – Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
Fruit Fly – Fruit Flies, including the Mediterranean Fruit Fly attack the fruit on many varieties of fruit trees, damaging the fruit so it’s unsuitable for consumption. Insectrap attracts fruit flies to its sticky formula where they become permanently trapped, protecting your fruit crop from infestation.
Season – Will vary depending on the type of fruit fly that is targeted as fruit fly activity is temperature dependent.
Mediterranean Fruit Fly – Spring to Autumn. In winter, Med Fly are active when temperatures exceed 12c.
Affected Areas – Western Australia
To remove sticky formula from hands, use eucalyptus oil, vegetable oil, mineral spirits.
The attractant inside of this product will lure targeted insects (Citrus Gall Wasp, Fruit Flies, White Flies & Aphids) to its glue field.
The trapped insects may become an inherent risk to birds & wildlife. To prevent accidental trapping of non-target birds & wildlife, please place a type of enclosure (for example: aviary wire mesh) around the outer part of this trap.