Greasebands are pest barriers that are used for two main things:
Full instructions are included with every pack of Greasebands, but put simply the greaseband is cut to length and wrapped around the trunks of your fruit trees in autumn, with the sticky side outwards. The females of a range of winter moths are wingless and crawl up the trunk to lay their eggs. They get stuck to the greaseband and die.
To trap earwigs, ants and other crawling pests, you can apply greasebands in exactly the same way, but between May and September.
Each pack of Vitax Greasebands contains 2 x 1.75m of tape, enough material for 10-12 average sized trees. In addition to the pack contents you will need a pair of scissors and some garden twine. There is no pesticide involved so our greasebands may be used for organic gardening as well as in combination with other methods of control.
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