To significantly reduce apple maggot damage, hang 1–6 traps per tree, depending on tree size. Coat traps with Stiky Stuff and hang about eye-level with 12–16" of clearance between them and any foliage so insects can get a good look at them.
Hang the traps in the proximity to fruit at eye level, on the south or southeast side of the tree. For large, mature trees, use up to 6 traps per tree. If using more than one trap per tree, place some traps facing a wooded or brushy area.
Hang each trap on a sturdy stem about 1' above a dense patch of fruitlets, and remove any foliage to create a leaf-free area that is at least 18" in diameter.
Apple maggot lure vials increase the efficacy of the traps by attracting flies from a distance. Situate the vial on the same limb about 12" behind the trap (so the vial is closer to the trunk than the trap is), on the underside of the branch. Leave the cap fully secured on the vial; the apple essence scent penetrates the plastic.
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