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sticky bands around fruit trees


By angelic


I have just been sticking bands around the fruit trees in my garden. I am not sure whether I have done this correctly. Is the sticky supposed to be against the tree or with the sticky on the outside. It sounds like a silly question but I have to ask?

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Outside - you want to catch the female moths from climbing up the fruit trees - otherwise they will lay eggs and the caterpillars will eat the new leaves and the fruit.

19 Feb, 2012


Why do they bother climbing the tree when they can fly sraight in?

21 Feb, 2012


The females are flightless - they crawl up to meet the males who fly in. You want to stop that as the caterpillars will eat the leaves and fruit.

21 Feb, 2012

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