codling moth control with cider vinegar

Asked June 1, 2017, 12:16 AM EDT

My mother had no trouble with codling moth damage on apples, because she hung a clear bottle containing a cup of sweetened apple cider vinegar (and water?) in the tree just at the end of blossoming. The moths are attracted to the smell, go in and can't find their way out of the clear jar. Unfortunately she is gone now, and I don't have the recipe. Can you find me the recipe? please do not use my email address for any other purpose than to answer this question. Thank you, Rebecca

Carver County Minnesota

1 Response

The recipe is
Codling Moth Trap Attractant Recipe: 1-cup Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/3-cup Dark Molasses, 1/8-teaspoon Ammonia, 6 drops of Dishwashing Liquid Add enough water to make 1-1/2 quarts of Attractant. 1/8 cup of this Attractant is placed into the bottom of each trap soon after bud break.