Many ornamental trees, deciduous tree leaves, blossom, fruitlets, and shrubs fall subject to the extensive damage done by winter moth caterpillars, affecting crop yields and quality, with severe attacks leaving plants weak. A traditional way to prevent this is to use these effective grease bands, which trap wingless pests and prevent them from climbing up the trunks of trees before they can reach the branches, lay eggs, and begin devouring.
This pack allows you to apply a single application to five trees with a circumference of 30cm, allowing an extra 5cm on each strip to overlap. If your trees are bigger or smaller then the amount you will be able to protect will alter accordingly.
How To Apply
Using the string, tie around the tree trunk under the lowest branch and 50-80cm above the ground. Make sure that the band overlaps, so that there is no gap for the insects to exploit. To save fruit from winter moth caterpillars apply the bands in autumn and keep in place until the following April. Apply in summer to trap earwigs and ants as they try to climb the trees.
Length 1.75m (5ft 8¾in) x Width 10cm (3¾in)
"The band did tear a small hole when unfolding as the grease had stuck the band together. Otherwise OK."
Reviewed Wednesday, 18 January 2017
"ideal for the job"
Reviewed Sunday, 16 October 2016
"Order arrived as specified, will use again"
Reviewed Tuesday, 29 December 2015
Reviewed Tuesday, 24 November 2015
"Product's fine although was surprised that the depth of the bands was less than bands I've ordered previously from other sources, but I'm sure they should do the job."
Reviewed Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Reviewed Monday, 9 February 2015
"If that's grease do you sell glue!?, difficult to get off your fingers"
Reviewed Monday, 13 October 2014
"Quick ordering and fast delivery."
Reviewed Thursday, 11 September 2014
"They were a little bit of a fiddle to put on be they need to be tied on with string, and you definitely need to wear rubber gloves, TIP ! Have some white spirit handy to clean gloves before tying."
Reviewed Thursday, 17 July 2014
"As expected from Amazon."
Reviewed Monday, 3 February 2014