Thursday, 27 December 2007

Sticky Yellow Traps


Yellow Sticky Traps
Used to attract and capture pests including white fly and mites are available commercially but you can make them at home.
Using a yellow plastic ice cream container lids:
  • Cut lengths roughly 20 x 10 cms or left complete
  • Punch a hole in one end for attaching wire or string to.
  • Smear a fairly thick layer of petroleum jelly mixed in equal quantities with household detergent or horticultural soap.
  • Tie near affected plants, with the sticky side facing away from the sun.

These won't last as long as the commercial ones but are easily washed and the petroleum jelly layer re-applied.
They can also be made out of ply-wood or even glass and painted bright yellow.

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