Box Moth pheromone lures that last the full season rather than 5 weeks or 3 months have been on sale in France for over a year, but they weren’t available here. EBTS UK set about trying to rectify this by convincing a UK supplier to stock the lures.
Success – Jonathan Manners, owner of GreenGardener.co.uk is now stocking them and as a bonus EBTS members can get a 10% discount on their purchases either online or by phone just use the code BOX18GBZ (valid until end of July 2018).
The lures, made by Sumi Agro, us the same synthetic pheromone as before, but with a clever slow release wick that makes the last 240 days which will cover the full flight period of the box moths. They are small, fit into existing lure baskets and it’s best to wear a latex glove or use tweezers rather than handle them – after all you don’t want the smell of human fingers over powering the alluring smell of female box moth!