The Green Protect Plum Moth Trap is an effective trap with pheromone attractant that helps prevent damage to the plum moth larvae. Easy to hang and weather resistant. The advantage of a trap against poison is that your fruit remains unsprayed, it is safe for humans and animals. One trap covers an area of 500-700 m2 and works for about 2 months. Instructions for use 1. Insert the two wires into the holes at the top of the trap 2. Fold the lip of the bottom plate up on one side 3. Remove the plastic and paper backing from the adhesive plate and place the adhesive plate in the trap, on the bottom sticky side up 4. Open the silver bag containing the red pheromone and place it in the center of the adhesive plate. Note: The carton in the bag should not be used, it contains a preservative. 5. Fold the other side of the trap bottom plate inward. By folding inward on both sides of the trap, you will reduce the chance of catching birds 6. Hang the mounted trap at approximately eye level in the tree, using the two wires attached to the top of the trap. The pheromone is active for up to about 8 weeks. After this period, the adhesive plate and pheromone should be replaced. Optionally, you can replace both the plate and the pheromone when the adhesive plate is full. About plum moths Plum moths lay their eggs in the flower buds of plum trees and therefore attack the fruit with their larvae. Plum moths feed on nectar and lay their eggs in early spring. Shortly after the trees start to bloom, the plum moths lay their eggs on the leaves of the fruit trees and in the blossoms. The larvae hatch after 8-14 days. The larvae live protected in the fruit where they live off the seeds. The affected fruit is filled with the faeces of the larvae which accelerate the decomposition process and the fruit slowly starts to rot. After about 4 weeks the larvae are fully developed and they start looking for a suitable place to hibernate. Larvae that are already in the fruit cannot be controlled. Future larval infestations should be controlled through preventive measures that should be undertaken throughout the season. Prevention against plum moths When your Green Protect Plum moth has detected the presence of plum moths, you can take additional measures to prevent them. Using the simple, eco-friendly methods below, you can prevent a pest from developing in your plum tree: 1. Remove the fallen fruit from the ground. It is advised to throw this fruit in the waste bin and not on the compost heap. This is to prevent the plague from coming back next year. After removing the fruit from the ground, work the soil by digging or plowing it 3. Make sure to hang the Green Protect Plum Moth in trees all summer long to increase controllability 4. Leaving the trap hanging in the trees all summer will allow you to monitor the presence of pests and take action if problems arise. Package Contents 1 trap, 2 adhesive plates, 2 pheromones, 2 wires. Duration of action: 8 weeks This product is intended for monitoring activities. Brand GreenProtect Summarizing Against Plum Moths. Harmless to humans and animals. Optimal control over your fruit trees.