codling moth traps
Many years ago where I used to live, I made some traps for codling moths out of milk jugs with a cider, molasses, ammonia concoction in them. They would get a layer of drowned codling moths in them several inches thick. I now have apple trees again, so last year I found a couple recipes on the Internet, including one that uses banana peel, and hung out some traps. Didn't catch many moths. I assumed it was that the trees were young and many of my apples were bagged, so perhaps there weren't many moths around. I hung out several more jugs this spring, with no takers yet. Then tonight my daughter pointed out that the vinegar I have says "apple cider FLAVORED distilled vinegar." It is made from grains and contains no apples! I will go buy some different vinegar tomorrow and be sure it is really made from apples!