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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|Item Dimensions||6.5 x 5.12 x 3.75 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||JEN-1856|
|Shipping Weight||0.85 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
"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.
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!!!
update - a few months later
It is well into the season and while the product does trap anything that comes close - it isn't any better than flypaper as it doesn't include a lure for the moths. Also, since it traps everything, including gnats and bees, it quickly loads up with other bugs and has to be cleaned (a somewhat messy process) or it won't trap moths. This product was not nearly as effective as a different product that i purchased last year that included a lure. I saw very few months trapped and I have more worm damage this year than last year.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just what I was looking for and at a great price, fast shippingPublished 9 months ago by Matthew Biggins
Caught lots of bugs, but didn't help much with reducing our coddling moth infestation. It might work if I had 10+ in the tree and recoated them weekly. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. Rundquist
Caught everything, lacewings too! Almost worked too well.Published 13 months ago by Diogenes of Amazon
2 weeks in & they are attracting a ton of pests. I tried these because they are reusable. So far so good. Looking forward to apples for sure!Published 15 months ago by WRoe
Last year they seemed to work. So, ordered more for this year. I will not put them out until the bees are through working.Published 15 months ago by Cecil J Tomlinson
The box did not come with the metal hook hangers that is shown in the instruction packaging. Now these are useless to me.Published 16 months ago by mathiasparks
I have been using these traps for about 15 years. I do not count on them as the only control method, but if you get them up early enough and put enough tanglefoot on them, all you... Read morePublished 21 months ago by dragonfly farm design