Use the Leek Moth Trap to attract and catch male Leek moths. Leek Moth is becoming more of a problem with its larvae attacking leeks, onions, shallots and garlic. Once the moth has laid the eggs, the resulting larvae will attack the foliage and then tunnel into the stems. Control these moths by positioning a pheromone trap 50cam above the crop (each trap will protect 1 hectare) when the moths are active – there are 2 generations a year, so position the traps May to June and August to October (this later hatching tends to be more abundant). These traps are designed to be re-usable, so simply insert a new refill each year. These traps are pesticide free and will not harm beneficial insects.
Each Leek Moth Trap includes the trap itself, 2 x sticky inserts and 2 x lures, which is enough for 1 season. The sticky insert is unfolded and placed sticky side up, in the base of the trap, The pheromone lure is then removed from its foil sachet and positioned laid in the centre of the sticky insert. After 5 weeks replace the sticky insert and lure with the 2nd set included giving 10 weeks protection.
N.B. If lots of moths are being caught it is a good idea to cover the crop with netting - CLICK HERE