Vine weevil adults appear in the late spring and will be active throughout the summer. They are nocturnal and feed by taking notches out of the edges of the leaf. During the day they hide away, so you may never actually see them and then during the night they lay eggs around the garden - up to 1500 eggs each! Positioning our Nematop Adult Vine Weevil Traps in the summer will reduce the number of adults, which will help to reduce the population of vine weevil in your garden and stop the damage to your plants. Position when adult vine weevils are active i.e. between April and September.
Each Nematop Adult Vine Weevil Trap consists of a specially designed wooden board, that has 3 grooves in it, which are filled with a gel containing 2.5 million nematodes (Steinernema carpocapsae), which attracts and kills the adults. The boards are placed face down directly onto the ground beneath your plants and as they absorb water, the gel swells up and "oozes" out under the board creating a "cushion " of gel under the board in contact with the soil. The adult beetles will crawl into the grooves looking for a sheltered spot to hide in during the day. The nematodes in the gel will then infect the adult beetles and safely kill them without harming anything else - these traps are safe for children, pets and wildlife. Each trap will control adult beetles in a 10 sqm area or 4m of hedging and each trap is effective for approx 6 weeks. They are ideal for protecting hedges, patio gardens, raised beds or amongst your most vulnerable or valuable plants. Position Nematop Adult Vine Weevil Traps in the summer when the adult vine weevils are active. This pack contains a single Nematop Adult Vine Weevil Trap to control a 10 sqm area or 4m of hedging.