Barrier Glue, Glue Bands, Glue Traps and NEW Glue Trap Protectors - Sticky barrier glue / glue traps are one of the best ways to stop insect pests and are a great way to monitor crops to see when pests start to become a problem i.e. hang Glue Traps above your tomatoes and check regularily for whitefly.
Barrier Glue - Protects trees and plants from crawling insects including ants by applying barrier glue around stems of plants or the trunks of trees. It can be applied around pots, table legs etc where it forms a barrier crawling insects cannot cross. It should be re-applied as necessary. It is ideal for protecting pots from vine weevil. Use on trunks of trees to stop ants. Ants crawl up to 'milk' aphids for the honeydew that they produce and then protect the aphids from natural predators such as ladybirds and lacewing larvae. By stopping the ants you increase the effectiveness on these natural predators. Supplied as a twin pack with handy dispenser.
Economy Glue Bands - Protect your apple and other fruit trees from winter moth with these bands coated in non-toxic, non-drying glue which forms an effective barrier against crawling insects. Most insects will not try to cross the band and those that do will be caught. The green waterproof paper is not attractive to beneficial insects. The Glue Bands are supplied in a LARGE 3.5m roll with string, so cut off the required length, place the band around the tree trunk, below the lowest branch and ideally 60-90cm (2-3 feet) above the ground. Protects apples and other fruit trees against winter moth but can also be used to protect plants from ants, vine weevil and earwigs.
Down in price for 2013 - Glue Traps - Hanging glue traps are used to monitor and control whitefly. Hang them up in early spring and check regularily for whitefly - you will often spot whitefly stuck on the traps BEFORE you spot them on plants. Sticky glue traps should be placed adjacent to the growing point of the plant. For plants such as tomatoes, hang the traps from the glazing bars with string and then raise them up as the plant grows. This way, the traps can be left in position after Encarsia (the natural control for whitefly) have been introduced. Encarsia tend congregate in the lower leaves, so the traps will only catch whitefly which fly to the top of the plant to lay their eggs. Whitefly are attracted by the bright colour and become stuck to the trap. Traps should be replaced as they become dirty. Available in packs of 10 or 30.
New - Glue Trap Protectors – Whitefly is a huge problem on brassicas outdoors i.e. cabbages and broccoli and one of the best ways to control them is to position glue traps amongst the plants to catch the whitefly as they fly about, but birds and wildlife can accidentially be caught as well. STOP this happening by positioning your glue traps in these Glue Trap Protectors. The Glue Trap Protector is a cage, which holds the glue trap, so that the pests can still be caught, but stops any accidental catching of birds and wildlife PLUS it allows a cane to be attached for easy positioning. Each Protector Trap comes with extra glue traps included.