These Red Band Spider Mite Traps™ are the simple and effective way of trapping / monitoring adult red spider mites. It works on the very simple basis that red spider mites always climb upwards searching for food and this trap uses this behaviour to lure the mites onto a very sticky waxed pad suspended above the plant with a string trailing down into the top of the plant. They are ideal for :-
- Controlling red spider mite throughout the year i.e. including early / late in the season when temperatures are not warm enough for a natural predator such as Phytoseiulus or Amblyseius andersonii.
- For monitoring crops i.e. leave the traps in place and once adults are spotted, natural predators can be introduced.
- Long term protection - leave these traps in place to give on-going control and only need to be replaced when full. N.B. Can even be used when natural predators are already in place to give added protection.
Simply suspend the very sticky wax Red Band Spider Mite Traps™ 30cm / 12" above the plant with the string trailing down into the top of the plant and as the mites move to the top of the plant, they continue climbing up the string dangling from the trap and onto the sticky wax pad from which there is no escape! The sticky pads only need to be replaced when they are covered in red spider mites, so it is a very simple and cost effective method that works! Be careful the trap is very sticky, so suspend it in the right position before removing the protective backing and keep it away from heaters and lights. Ideal for tomatoes, cucumbers, oranges, lemons and plants in hydroponic systems. Available in packs of 5 - use one trap per infected plant.
N.B. These wax Red Band Spider Mite Traps™ are flammible, so keep them away from heaters and lights.