NZ Lifestyle Block

5 ways to control guava moths

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■ USE a pheromone trap (buy them online or from garden centres) to catch male moths.

■ HANG solar-powered moth traps around your orchard.

■ SPRAY neem oil onto the fruit as it's forming.

■ COVER trees in a fine weave mesh while fruit is still growing (before it starts ripening) or cover branches or individual fruit if the tree is too big.

■ REMOVE any fruit that falls immediatel­y. Feed to livestock, or put in sealed bags in the bin

– don't add to compost, as the pupae may still hatch.

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