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Tanglefoot 300000670 Red Sphere Trap

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  • Effective pesticide free system for apple, pear, apricot, plum, and hawthorne trees
  • Kit includes 3 red spheres and 8oz can of TangleTrap coating plus hangars.
  • Spheres are re usable and last for years
  • Used by homeowners and growers for decades. Proven Effective
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 5.1 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000NCUVYK
  • Item model number: 300000670
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,838 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Red Sphere traps protect your fruit trees from apple maggot flies. The fruit shape and color attract egg laying pests which are then caught in the sticky tangletrap coating.


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Customer Reviews

Looks good, even fools people from a distance.
Bad Ted
I will need to reapply the sticky glue to the sphere trap, because of weather and debris, but a good sized can is included!
Hikerjohnnh
"Paint" goo and hang orb on tree. Works like a fly trap. "Wash" off with mineral spirits and use again.
J. Clinton

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Clinton on August 2, 2011
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"Paint" goo and hang orb on tree. Works like a fly trap.
"Wash" off with mineral spirits and use again.
We have children that play around our apple trees, and are trying to stay as chemical free as possible.
We have an orb on each tree and each orb has caught 100's of bugs.
Probably will be buying more to catch even more.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chilean Ale on November 11, 2011
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I'm a total neophyte, just a regular neighbor tired of moths colonizing all my apples, so I sampled a bunch of these products without knowing what was on each box, so here I'll give you my scoop (since the description is quite unclear as well).

In the box you will find 3 plastic balls, with a hook, and a can of glue that includes a brush under the lid so you can spread it neatly over the ball, thus creating a sticky trap.

Following the advise of an aggie friend, I added maggot hormonal (feromones?) lures which I bought separately, since the glue doesn't seem to be enough to stop the flies.

These traps, hooks and glue are far better quality than the Springstar alternative, which has a very hard glue, crappy hooks and no brush.

Can't tell if they yield any results though, only that they're way better than the Springstar traps!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jo on June 24, 2013
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I have just taken two injured chickadees to a local wildcare hospital after finding one stuck to this trap, hanging by its wing, and the other on the ground below, missing wing feathers and covered in sticky stuff. I suspect that they will not survive and feel just awful about it. Please do not use these traps as they can harm and kill small birds.

My traps also seem to have failed to catch any codling moths - my apples are full of grubs not a single moth on the trap. They have been up for several weeks and mostly seem to have caught beneficial insects and the two birds.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By outwest on February 23, 2012
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The product is as simple as it gets: a round red sphere painted with sticky goo. The coddling moths who lay eggs on your young apples go for these instead and get stuck. So far the sphere trap has been covered in various insects. I won;t know how effective they are until harvest, but so far they are holding up well. Nice thing is that they are reusable, and there is plenty of sticky material to paint on for numerous uses.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Little General on August 1, 2013
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Please do not buy this product. Birds are attracted to the dead flies, and it in turns turns into a death trap for them. I found a dead chickadee on one of my spheres yesterday, and promptly took all of them down and threw them in the trash. The company should look into surrounding this sphere with metal mesh to spare the birds from a painful death.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dan Smith on April 8, 2012
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Works great.
Bought 6 boxes of these and hung them up in all of my fruit trees.
They catch all kinds of bugs and flies.
They also caught a few honeybees, which is bad since they pollenate the trees!
One box did not come with the hanging eye screws so I just used regular #6 screws to hang those ones.
Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By OhDear623 on September 25, 2013
Last year, my apples were so infested, we could only eat about 2 apples. This spring, I hung these Red Sphere Traps for Apple Maggot traps (with pheromone lure attractant added ~ purchased separately) and the Codling Moth Traps. We also got a bug zapper and hung it by our trees (LOVE that thing too!). End result... I have had about 3-4 bushels of apples this year!!!

This trap is in essence a red thin plastic ball that you cover with sticky stuff (I recommend purchasing the spray on "goo"... because it is easier to apply and less messy), then apply pheromone lure attractant (purchased separately) and put inside ball. Ideally you are to hang the balls in the trees prior to bud break. It is said that if you keep an eye on them though out the season and see bugs, you will know when to spray. I did not do that and I also hung mine late (after blooming), so I wasn't sure if they were going to work, but as I have stated above, the results were still very rewarding! I did not see any signs of insect damage (except for from yellow jackets). I used 3 spheres each for a Dwarf apple tree and also placed 3 in my dwarf plum tree (next to my apple tree). (Yes, both of these insects affect plums also.) You take them down in the fall after harvest. Some people clean off the sticky goo somehow and reuse. I am just going to throw them out and hang new ones annually. It is worth it!

~Another thing, quickly pick up bad or spoiled fruit and dispose of in the garbage or burn it... do not compost because the larvae will live in the dirt and will be back in increased numbers next year!
~Also, if you spray, never spray your tree when blooming, because it will kill the bees! Bees are inactive or less active at night when it is cooler. If you must spray, do so as close to dawn or dusk as possible (preferably dawn, when cooler). No bees = no fruit!!!

Good Luck!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Scott Pope TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 12, 2013
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These spheres are work reasonably well whether you are growing fruit trees organically or with pesticides. The application of the Tanglefoot adhesive is quite simple but plan on using multiple disposable gloves. My only suggestion is there should be longer ties to attach the spheres to branches -- I made my own. The company doesn't provide a reason for why these spheres should only be a few inches from the branches. Are the insects that smart? It seems leaving them more exposed say by dropping down 8-10 inches would work best. Basic string or even two 12" zip ties work well. Time will tell....
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