This is an eclectic collection of SpringStar videos, old and new of the various products we are handling. Please review these videos to learn more about the products, how to use them, assembly them, and maintain these products.
A Mosquito Trap-N-Kill®
Mosquito Trap-N-Kill® product can be used as part of an effective mosquito control program against mosquitoes that can carry diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, West Nile virus, and yellow fever. The Mosquito Trap-N-Kill® is a simple black container that mimics the breeding sites for the Aedes mosquito species, and kills females when they enter the trap to lay their eggs. It is easy to assemble, and can provide a low-cost, low-pesticide alternative to fogging practices. Similar lethal ovitrap technologies have been effectively used in Queensland, Australia and the Philippines as part of their dengue control programs.
Servicing your Trap N Kill Trap. Please watch this video to learn how to service your Trap N Kill Trap.
Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap Facts
The Trap-N-Kill® Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap is an 18 liter black bucket fitted with a “capture chamber” on the top. The capture chamber allows you to swap out the sticky board without having to pull off the whole lid. Twist the top half of the chamber and you'll have access to where the sticky board rests. The bucket itself is filled with water up to a specific depth that is controlled by a series of slots which are machined into the bucket sides. Gravid female Aedes mosquitoes are attracted to the hay-infused standing water and seek to lay their eggs on a hard surface right at the water line.
They try to do that by entering the capture chamber through the top screen. They can get through that screen with ease but other critters, like squirrels or birds can't. The capture chamber, a cylinder, contains a replaceable glue board that covers the entire inside portion of the cylinder. The mosquitoes cannot get to the water surface because the bottom screen is made of a finer mesh than the top one -- too fine for a mosquito to get through. As they keep trying to get to the water, they tire and may need to rest. When they choose to rest on the glue surface, that will be their final resting place, so to speak.
No pesticides or pheromones required. Just add water and some grass clippings or hay.
Implementation of Spring Star Trap and Kill Traps in Hawaii Dengue Fever Outbreak
CODLING MOTH FACTS
Codling moths are worldwide pests that damage the fruits of apple, pear and quince during the insect’s worm stage. Codling moths can infest every apple in an orchard if left unchecked. The worms burrow through the fruit, leaving brown frass and tunnels. The resulting fruit is often unsuitable for eating. Codling moth worms hatch from eggs laid by female moths on fruit. Moths emerge 3 to 5 times a year (depending on climate) soon after bud break. The Codling Moth trap pinpoints these flight times by capturing the male moths. Applying appropriate controls at these flight times help prevent worm damage to fruit. Using Codling moths traps will reduce populations.
BioCare® Aphid and Whitefly Trap
The BioCare® Aphid and Whitefly Trap monitors and controls small flying insects such as aphids, whiteflies, thrips, fungus gnats, scale insects and other pests. Use them in your garden, home and greenhouse to prevent and reduce infestations.The BioCare® Aphid and Whitefly Trap monitors and controls small flying insects such as aphids, whiteflies, thrips, fungus gnats, scale insects and other pests. Use them in your garden, home and greenhouse to prevent and reduce infestations.
APHID & Whitefly FACTS
Aphids, thrips, spider mites, fungus gnats, scale insects, whiteflies and other small flying insects invade gardens and greenhouses throughout the season. These insects damage plants by feeding on their sap or leaves. The first insects landing in gardens start the infestations that damage plants. The Aphid & Whitefly Trap works by imitating a very healthy plant leaf. Insects attracted to the trap are captured and killed in the powerful sticky glue. Catching and killing those first few insects is easier and more effective than trying to control a serious insect infestation later. Long term use of the Aphid & Whitefly Trap will reduce troubling infestations without the use of toxic chemicals.
Peel the release paper from the trap. Place trap where insects have been seen. Place the trap on end, on its side, hang it using a twist tie or string, or attach to plastic or wooden stakes. Put traps near infested plants. Use one trap per infested group of four plants. For heavy infestations use one trap at the base and one trap at the crown of infested plant. Place traps early in the season to prevent infestations from establishing. Dispose of traps when full or after 3 months. These traps are made of paper, not plastic, and can be composted or placed in a worm bin. In case of contact, remove glue with vegetable oil.
BioCare® Apple Maggot Trap
The BioCare® Apple Maggot trap and lure set have proven effective at reducing apple maggot damage. Flies are attracted by the lures and come to a sticky demise on the juicy-looking apple sphere. The reusable trap includes our one-season, controlled-release lure system. Place traps in trees 1 or 2 weeks before bud break in early spring, and leave out until harvest time. Package contains a set of three traps and three lures.
Apple Maggots are a type of fruit fly that attack apples, blueberries, hawthorn, plums, pears and cherries. They cause extensive fruit damage that renders fruit useless. The fly is smaller than a housefly and appears throughout the summer. Most fruits are attacked by flies that lay their eggs during late spring to early summer.
APPLE MAGGOT FACTS
Apple Maggots are a type of small fruit fly that attacks apples, blueberries, hawthorn, plums, pears and cherries, causing extensive fruit damage that renders fruit useless. The fly is smaller than a housefly and appears throughout the summer. Most fruits are attacked by flies that lay their eggs during late spring to early summer. Traps should be placed in mid-April, before fruiting, and left out until harvest.
The SpringStar Apple Maggot trap includes our one-season, controlled-release lure system. Place traps in trees 1 or 2 weeks before bud break, in early spring. Hang the trap 1 to 2 feet inside the tree canopy, near apples. Check for flies every 2 to 3 days and, if necessary, apply additional appropriate treatments to control flies. Re-glue trap when covered with insects, when it becomes dusty or at least every 4 weeks. Lure is still active if there is liquid in the vial.
- Assemble red trap spheres. Attach hanger by squeezing the ends together and insert into a hole on the sphere.
- Apply warm, slightly melted glue to the entire outside of the sphere with spreader. Spread about a 1/16” thick layer. Insects stick to outside of sphere.
- Open lure pouch. Do not open the plastic vial -- attractant is released through the plastic. Attach lure to hanger with twist tie. Hang the trap in your fruit tree. In case of contact, remove excess glue with vegetable oil.