Red plastic spheres that mimic apples and catch apple maggot flies on their sticky surfaces. We are glad to offer reusable traps, which you can order in bulk or in kits. The kit contains everything you need to set up 3 complete traps. Includes 3 sturdy spheres, 3 plastic hangers, sticky glue, applicators for sticky coating, 3 controlled-release lures and complete instructions.
About apple maggots - they are a type of small fruit fly that attacks apples, blueberries, hawthorn, plums, pears and cherries, causing extensive fruit damage that renders the fruit useless.
The fly is smaller than a housefly and appears throughout the summer. Most fruits are attacked by flies that lay their eggs during late spring to early summer. Traps should be placed in mid-April, before fruiting
Note: Apple maggots are present but are not yet a significant problem in California. Codling moths are much more common. The damage is easy to distinguish. Apple maggots riddle the fruit, codling moths make an entry and exit hole.
- Kit contains 3 plastic spheres with hangers
- Sticky glue
- 3 one-season, controlled-release lures
- Additional lures and sticky glue can be purchased separately