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Box Tree Moth Pheromone Lure

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Use Our Highly Effective Pheromone Lures In Our Box Tree Caterpillar Moth Traps

This highly attractive pheromone lure has been designed specifically to attract adult male Box Tree Caterpillar Moths into traps. 

This helps reduce the male numbers of the moth and effectively stops their reproduction; breaking the life cycle and giving complete control over the pest.

Our Pheromone Lures Provide The Best Results

There are lures available that are marketed to last all season but research has proven, however, that such lures are less effective in catching Box Tree Moths. Trials were carried by Dragonfli and the RHS at Hyde Hall Gardens which compared Box Tree pheromone lure types. The results found that the longer life lures caught far fewer moths than our standard lures.

We believe it is favourable to use our standard Box Tree Pheromone Lures and replace them every six weeks to achieve maximum catch rate of the male Box Tree Moths. It is also good practice to remove caught moths from the traps every six weeks.

How Do I Set Up The Lures Inside The Traps?

Each lure is supplied in a foil sachet. Remove the lure from the sachet and place it in the lure cage at the top of the trap.

Can I Store The Lures?

If lures are to be stored and not used upon receipt, you may store them in a fridge or freezer.

When Should I Use The Lures In My Traps?

There can be several generations of Box tree Caterpillars in a season. They are active from April - October, so traps should be set during this period. 

How Long Do The Lures Last?

Each lure lasts up to six weeks when used with one of our unique traps. These replacement lures can be used as required, to cover a whole season and reduce damage to your Box Tree plants or hedges. 

What Distance Will A Box Tree Lure Cover? 

One lure inside a trap will cover 180m

More information on how to treat Box Tree Caterpillars can be found on the product listings for our Box Tree Caterpillar Killer Nematodes and Box Tree Caterpillar Pheromone Traps.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

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Brian Duncan
It works.

Box tree caterpillars decimated my box plants a couple years ago. I have since managed to control them using the pheromone trap. Numerous moths caught.

Herta Walser
Need advice

I need advice
Bought 11 tree lures for box hedge and put them into freezer
I did not realise I needed traps .how many do I need for a 6m boxhedge
Please advise

Hi Herta,

Many thanks for getting in touch and for ordering with us.

You will indeed need a Box Tree Moth Pheromone Trap in order to make use of the pheromone lures. For the size of your box hedging only one trap will be required, each trap will cover an area of approximately 180m2.

You were absolutely right to store the pheromone lures in the freezer and we would always advise this if they are not be used on receipt. So I would suggest to get your trap ordered now and place one of the lures within the trap once you receive it. Printed application instructions are provided with the trap but are also available to read for free on our website.

The additional lures should be kept in your freezer and can be used successively upon expiration of each active lure. Each lure will remain potent in your trap for up to 6 weeks.

I hope this helps but of course if you ever need any further advice please just give us a shout and we'd be more than happy to help.

Kind regards,

Julian Ives [Director, Dragonfli]

Mud and Stars

I made this review in error


Does not appear to work there have been no moths trapped.

Hi Gary,

Many thanks for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't satisfied with your order.

Our Box Tree Moth Pheromone Lures are highly effective so my first suspicion is that your trap may have been active at a time in which the life cycle of the pest was predominantly at its egg and caterpillar stage.

In this instance I would advise to focus on treating the caterpillars and eggs with our Box Tree Caterpillar Killer Nematodes and Box Tree Moth Egg Killer Sachets. There can be several generations of the moth per season so it is worth ensuring your trap remains equipped with an active lure throughout the season to catch the moths as soon as they become present in large numbers again. The trap will then reduce mating and egg laying while also providing you with an idea of the overall infestation level.

I hope this helps but if you ever need any further advice please just give us a shout and we'd be more than happy to help.

Kind regards,

Julian Ives [Director, Dragonfli]


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