How to make your own Gypsy Moth Pheromone lure
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How to make your own Gypsy Moth Pheromone lure

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How to make your own Gypsy Moth Pheromone lure

In our previous article we described making your own Gypsy Moth DYI traps.

The major problem of making traps right now specific to the late stage of Male gypsy moth trying to mate with the female moths is that the pheromone baits are either not available or sold out! So here is

To some up the steps to make your own gypsy moth trap here are the steps with an additional step to make  your own pheromone gypsy moth  lure.

How to make your own Homemade Gypsy Moth Pheromone Lure

  1. Select a clear plastic bottle. Plastic bottles with Bulging top sections larger than the sides are best.Cut about 4 holes in the shape of slots around the jar or bottle, just below where the bulge starts. The holes should be one and a quarter inches long, and three eights of an inch high. Careful using scissors making holes if you are doing this project with kids! You can also heat a small piece of metal to make the holes easily.
  2. Put a wire or twine from the cover-cap to suspend the bait. See for buying pheromone Gypsy Moth Lures. Or make your own by reading this article!
  3. Secure the pheromone strip align with the entrance holes inside the trap.
  4. If you can’t purchase your own pheromone lure  then you can simply get a couple of female-gypsy moths and put it into the DYI trap as a live lure in a little mosquito netting hung from the inside of your trap! Remember the females don’t fly so its easy to fetch them off a tree. they also have their own pheromone so your trap will work!

How to use DYI gypsy moth traps?

  1. Half-fill the trap with soapy water (Don’t use bleach as it is harmful when emptying.)
  2. Put bait in the pheromone dispenser or suspend the pheromone capsule or your own DYI pheromone from the lid using string or wire.
  3. Close the container.
  4. Attach the trap to the tree branch of a tree.