Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner Trap
From: Plant Protection : Insect Pest Control
The Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner Trap helps preserve that bastion of the English countryside, the horse chestnut tree, from leaf miners which burrow into the tree's leaves and cause untold damage - including a reduction in conker size.
The horse chestnut miner trap trap uses a pheromone to lure and catch adult moths and drastically reduces the population, leaving females unfertilised and far fewer eggs which hatch into the leaf miner or caterpillar. Simply add the pheromone to the robust and weather protected conker tree miner trap and hang in the tree in April, remembering to clear the leaf miner trap out and replace the pheromone lure every 6 weeks between April and August - the 3 lure and trap package will cover this period.
The results should be fairly evident and you can enjoy collecting large conkers from your valuable horse chestnut trees for years to come.
- Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner Trap supplied with a single or pack of 3 lures
- 3 pack and trap package covers the recommended protection period from April to August
- Trap uses a pheromone to attract and catch male adult moths
- Reduction in male moth population indirectly affects eggs laid and leaf miner numbers
- Trap is simply laced with pheromone and hung in tree
- Replace lure and clear out trap every 6 weeks between April and August
- Leaf miners are widespread in the south of England and present in much of the country
- Affected trees look sickly, suffer from premature leaf browning and drop and conker size is reduced
- Trap will not totally eradicate pest but use over years will drastically reduce damage
- Replacement lures available separately