The BioCare® Apple Maggot trap and lure set have proven effective at reducing apple maggot damage. Flies are attracted by the lures and come to a sticky demise on the juicy-looking apple sphere. The reusable trap includes our one-season, controlled-release lure system. Place traps in trees 1 or 2 weeks before bud break in early spring, and leave out until harvest time. Package contains a set of three traps and three lures.
APPLE MAGGOT FACTS
Apple Maggots are a type of small fruit fly that attacks apples, blueberries, hawthorn, plums, pears and cherries, causing extensive fruit damage that renders fruit useless. The fly is smaller than a housefly and appears throughout the summer. Most fruits are attacked by flies that lay their eggs during late spring to early summer. Traps should be placed in mid-April, before fruiting, and left out until harvest.
The SpringStar Apple Maggot trap includes our one-season, controlled-release lure system. Place traps in trees 1 or 2 weeks before bud break, in early spring. Hang the trap 1 to 2 feet inside the tree canopy, near apples. Check for flies every 2 to 3 days and, if necessary, apply additional appropriate treatments to control flies. Re-glue trap when covered with insects, when it becomes dusty or at least every 4 weeks. Lure is still active if there is liquid in the vial.