Avoid practices that destroy or disrupt highly effective natural beneficial insects. Look for these natural predators that sometimes get caught in traps. If you catch some, they’re in your yard and that’s a good sign.
If the trap captures several adult pests, ask your local garden center or cooperative extension office for help choosing and selectively using a least-harmful organic spray.
Practice correct watering, pruning, whitewashing, and mulching. Keep weed whackers and lawn mowers away from tree trunks.
Using Pest Wizard traps for monitoring and trapping pest insects is an important part of a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy. Your local garden center or cooperative extension office can provide specific information on effective IPM techniques for your pests.
photo by David Cappaert, Bugwood.org