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Plum Moth Trap

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Trap for the plum moth, it attracts and then traps them. Organic control of the plum fruit moth caterpillar for plum, gage, and damsen trees.


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Plum Tree Pest Control

Plums, gages and damsons often suffer maggot damage, and the majority of this is due to the caterpillar of the plum fruit moth. The plum moth trap works by using the pheromone scent of the female moth to attract males. The males then stick to the trap's insert. Insecticides are rarely very effective unless they are applied just after egg laying.

Setting The Trap
Unfold and insert the sticky base into the trap, sticky side up. Unwrap the pheromone lure and place on the centre of the base. Place trap on the windward side of a tree at about head height, one trap has a range of about 15 metres (50 feet), and should easily monitor 3 average size Plum trees.

When To Use
Place trap around the end of May.
In sheltered urban gardens or if the Spring temperatures are unusually high, set the trap in the middle of May.

Removing The Trap
Remove the trap by the beginning of September and dispose of the lure and sticky insert. The trap should be cleaned and stored. Refill Kits are available which would allow the trap to be used for a second season. Monitoring in the Orchard Always use at least two traps when monitoring in an orchard. In an orchard the recommendations differ from in the garden as generally a higher level of control is expected. If 30 or more Plum Fruit Moths are caught in any one week period, in any one trap, apply a suitable insecticide 7-10 days later, (if the crop is very light the threshold should be reduced to 15). Continue monitoring and apply repeat spray applications if further catches are made

Important Note:

The lure will release scent from when the sachet is opened – do not open sachet until the lure is needed. AFTER 5 WEEKS replace the sticky insert and lure, with the second set provided. In a garden one trap should monitor up to 5 average size trees. It should be hung at around head height on the windward side of the tree (or group of trees). Inspect the trap regularly – the Plum Fruit Moth is small (about 6mm or 1/4 inch long) dark coloured and rests with its wings folded to form a triangular shape. If you are catching more than 50 moths per week the infestation is very high and a suitable spray should be applied a week later. Continue monitoring and if again 50 or more moths are caught repeat the treatment..

The adhesive on the insert is very sticky. It may be removed from the hands by a proprietary hand cleaner/cream or from other surfaces using white spirit. Scent given off by female insects to attract males of the same species. Each pheromone lure is effective for five weeks.

Trap range: 15 metres (50 feet)

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Asked By John Ninan
on February 24th, 2019
Hi, Does this pheromone trap control the Plum fruit moth in Texas USA. Thank you in advance. John.
Answered by Megan
on February 25th, 2019
Hi John - as we do not supply to the US we are not too familiar with your climate and the associated flora/fauna so unfortunately are not in a position to advise. Apologies on this. Meg - Quickcrop

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All our UK deliveries are only £3.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in mainland UK. For heavy items like ponds or garden furniture we charge only £9.95 per complete order. We also deliver to other countries in Europe, please see our rates below.

Our delivery fee is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.


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Heavy goods deliveries
For heavy pond or garden furniture deliveries we charge an extra £4.00 to our standard delivery rate. Our rates below are our standard rates, please add £4.00 for heavy goods. All delivery rates are automatically added to your order when you add a product to your cart.

Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the UK, the island of Ireland, Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

£3.95 - The United Kingdom and Island of Ireland (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 0044 1788 298 795 for details)

£9.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

£19.95 - Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.

£24.95 - Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain.


How long does delivery take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 1 - 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 3 - 4 days in the UK and Ireland, and up to 6/7 working days for France, Germany and the Benelux countries.

Can I track the parcel myself?
When the order has been dispatched we will provide you with a tracking number for your shipment, you will be able to log on to the relevant couriers website and see where your parcel is at any time. You can also call the office on 01788 298 795 or email if you need more information.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date. The driver will not leave the parcel without a signature however they can leave your parcel with a neighbour if instructed to do so in our notes section at the checkout stage on the website. If your order is for Raised beds or Ponds it will be delivered by Tuffnells carriers and they do not require a signature for the delivery. They will leave your order in a safe place and put a note in your door telling you where it is (typically down the side of the house or around the back)

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01788 298 795 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods free of charge. We have a 'no quibble' policy on damages and will replace immediately once we receive an emailed photo of the damaged item.

If you wish to return an undamaged item for any reason we do charge a collection fee which may vary depending on the number of parcels, each case is different so please call us to arrange. We promise to keep returns fees fair and as low as possible. To arrange a return please contact our sales team on 01788 298 795

Quickcrop Returns Policy

Great customer service is what we are all about. You will never have to worry about damages, the item not being as expected or simply deciding you don’t want the item and you wish to return it. If you've changed your mind about your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase within 35 days of receiving your order and we'll exchange or refund it. We will also refund the standard delivery charge, provided you return the full order. If you're only returning some of the items on your order, then we will only refund the cost of those items. We do not cover the cost of returning the item to our warehouse.

Please note that the goods must be returned in the same condition that they left us so if you have opened your parcel you must ensure it is well enough packed to make it back to us undamaged.

Damaged Goods Returns
If the parcel is visibly damaged upon delivery, Do Not Sign for the Order. After that just email us on and we will do the rest. Obviously it is not always possible to spot a damage in that moment of delivery so don’t worry. As soon as you open your parcel if the goods are not as they should be just email us a photo of the issue clearly explaining the problem. We will be back to you within the day with a solution. This is normally to arrange a collection at a time that suits you and arrange for a replacement to be sent out. We have very few damages so we act very quickly. Please note the Photo is important so that we can claim off our couriers.

A Simple Return
So you have decided on receipt of the goods that you simple don’t want them. Again simple. Just email us at explaining that we want to return your goods clearly stating your name and your order number. We will arrange for collection on an agreed day. Once the goods arrive back in our warehouse and they have been checked as in the condition they left us we will refund you less 15% of the product value. We won’t even charge you for the collection. Now it doesn’t get any better than that.

European Returns
Customers outside of the UK and Ireland are covered by the damages Returns policy above. If you want to return your goods due to the fact that you no longer want it you simply email us on and let us know. You will then need to return your goods to the following address and once it arrives back to us in the condition it left us we will refund you less the 15% restocking charge.

The address for European Returns is:
Quickcrop Ltd – Unit 13 Block A, Flurrybridge Business Park, Lower Foughill Road, Newry, Northern Ireland BT358SQ

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