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To protect trees in the garden, you can use special protective measures against pests - by installing trapping belts. These devices will not miss the crown of ants, spreading the leaves of aphids. The designs of these protective devices are quite a lot. Some can be arranged from scrap materials, for others you will have to purchase additional components.

Preventive measures for catching pests allow you to avoid complex spraying of trees with chemicals during flowering and fruit formation. Even a novice gardener, following the recommendations, will be able to reliably protect his plantings in simple and effective ways.

How a tree catcher works

The simplest trap is used as a barrier and mechanical trapping of garden parasites. It is made in the form of a wide strip (20 ... 30 cm). Use different materials: cardboard, rags, scrap film and others. These devices effectively work against pests in the life cycle of which there are displacements down to the ground and back - from the ground to the crown. It:

  • whiteflies, their pupae can develop only on the ground,
  • weevils cannot fly and travel only along the bark of a tree
  • caterpillars can crawl, only butterflies can fly. But in the absence of food die,
  • mites are not able to overcome the obstacle on the trunk of a fruit tree (plum, apple or pear),
  • Aphids are spread by ants, who also do not know how to fly.

There are sticky substances on the trapping belt (glue or grease), insects stick to them. Even the simplest visors serve as an insurmountable obstacle. When insecticides are used, trapped pests die.

Positive and negative indicators of the use of hunting belts

Using the protection of obstacles in traps tied to the boom, allows you to solve problems on the protection of the tree from the crawling parasite:

  • safe trap does not harm people and animals. Even cats learn to walk around trees where they put trap belts,
  • parasitic individuals are caught mechanically. Their life cycle is terminated, so the plants do not experience inconvenience from pests. Ants and other pests are not able to find another way to the leaves, flowers and fruits,
  • the sales network offers dozens of variants of such devices, but most gardeners make their own hands. Trapping belts purchased in the trading network are used where tens or hundreds of trees are planted.

Among the shortcomings, they note only the fact that beneficial insects (ladybirds, bumblebees, bees) fall into the protective belts.

Catcher belt for your own garden

In the practice of gardening using several types of traps. Most often, home craftsmen can make some simple designs:

  • dry traps, they do not use any drugs. Capture occurs naturally
  • belts with insecticides poison the insects caught inside,
  • sticky use different types of adhesives.

Belt-funnel (trap-skirt)

Most gardeners are taken to apply in the gardens, cardboard or paper funnels (skirts). The insects caught in them cannot get out. There they die, because they can not get any food. Manufacturing technology of such a device.

  1. You need a paper sheet or craft paper that is so long as you can wrap it around the trunk. The width of the sheet should be 15 ... 25 cm.
  2. The blank is wrapped around a tree at a level of 45 ... 65 cm from the ground. When wrapping, straighten the skirt so that it opens to the bottom. Some kind of truncated cone is created.
  3. Tie up with twine. Any holes through which insects can climb up should be repaired (if necessary, fill the bark of the tree with plasticine or clay).
  4. Moving up the caterpillars or small butterflies fall under the skirt. Get out of there, they can not.

Many gardeners use plastic wrap. She is not afraid of rain and can serve throughout the season. In the autumn, only it is changed (several are shifted up or down in height) to protect the tree in early spring.

Collar belt

This version of the trapping belt is used for those parasites that move from top to bottom. Caterpillars moving in this direction are moving in this direction. Autumn pests are also moving there, they are looking for wintering grounds in the ground.

For the manufacture it is desirable to use part of a rubber chamber from a car or bicycle Usually such a belt serves for several years. Rubber stretches along with the increase in the diameter of the trunk.

  1. A strip with a width of 50 ... 70 mm and a length slightly longer than the trunk coverage is cut off from rubber (by 30 ... 40 mm).
  2. A strip with a width of 5 ... 7 mm and a length of 120 ... 140 longer than the trunk coverage is cut off.
  3. The wide elastic band is wrapped around the trunk at the level of 40 ... 65 cm from the ground.
  4. A narrow elastic band binds the first reach from below so that a side (collar) is formed on top.
  5. Into the resulting "collar" pour non-drying oil, for example, rapeseed. It evaporates for quite some time. “Mining” (oil drained from the engine crankcase) will dry out even longer.

All insects moving down will be in the oil. They will perish and cannot reach the earth.

Two-sided skirt

A hunting belt of this type has expanding parts above and below. Pests moving along the trunk will not pass through it. It is especially useful to put such a device where there are many ant heaps. Ants carry aphids, when installing such a trap, they will not be able to settle the sucking insects on the leaves.

  1. Choose a thick cloth, such as burlap.
  2. Cut a strip from it that exceeds the trunk coverage, 25 ... 35 cm wide.
  3. Secure the trap with a rubber or rope on the tree, the desired height of the location is 45 ... 65 cm from the bottom edge.
  4. Expand the edges of the skirt up and down.
  5. Plasticine to fill the possible holes through which small insects can penetrate.
  6. For best effect, moisten the fabric with insecticide. Then the insects will die, reaching the trap.

Poison Trapper Belt

  1. In a solution of a toxic substance soaked thick cloth.
  2. Give it to dry.
  3. Secure the trunk with a rubber cord or strip.
  4. To prevent precipitation from washing out the insecticide, a polyethylene film is put on top of it and tied up slightly above the poisoned fabric.
  5. Straighten the skirt bottom.

It is desirable to hang up such trap belts in the spring, then after winter hibernation the pests will not be able to climb into the crown of the fruit tree.

Fishing belt with sticky substances

For these trapping belts use non-drying glue used to control flies. It retains its properties for more than 40 ... 50 days. After drying, you can add a fresh batch of glue, and restore the efficiency of the stickies.

Kraft paper is best suited as a material for manufacturing.

  1. Cut a strip width of 15 ... 25 cm (longer than the coverage of the trunk).
  2. Fix the paper strip on the tree (height from the ground at least 50 cm at the bottom of the trap).
  3. Lubricate the paper with glue. It is located on the outer surface.

Attention! A consistent non-drying grease (Litol) shows itself well. It remains on the surface of the trap belt for more than 70 ... 90 days. Collects almost all insects caught on the tree.

Catcher Belts: Manufacturing and Application

The timely and technically correct imposition of trapping glue belts on apples, pears, cherries and plums makes it possible to destroy a large number of caterpillars of apple, pear and plum moths, leaf rovers, various weevil beetles and other pests. Fishing belts in combination with other protection measures can significantly reduce the population of crowns by pests and drastically reduce crop losses.

The simplest thing for a gardener is to buy ready-made traps for belts in the respective stores of goods for a gardener, but you can make such belts with your own hands.

How to make a glue trapping belt with your own hands

Option trap belt number 1

Take a piece of burlap 20 cm wide, so long as to wrap the trunk of an apple tree twice (20 cm from the ground and 20 cm down from the crown). Hook sacking cord. Then take a plastic film with a width of 10 cm and wrap the burlap with it. On both sides of the film should not reach to the edges of the burlap by 5 cm. The film, too, tie a cord. On the outside of the film, apply a thin layer of grease so that it does not touch the burlap. Do it all in early spring. About once a month grease update. Remove the bandages in late August. The result is amazing: there are no wormy apples in the trees.

Variant making trap belt number 2

For the manufacture of belts, it is necessary to cut strips 20 cm wide from sackcloth or corrugated cardboard and put them in two turns on the shtambos and the bases of large skeletal branches, fixing in the middle with a rubber rope (the rope may cut into the bark of the trunk). The lower and upper edges of the belt should be bent out and smeared with glue "PESTI-FIX" or "ACRYL". Pests accumulate under the belts, and when they try to pass through the belt from the outside, they adhere securely and die. If there is no factory-made glue, then it is easy to prepare it yourself according to this recipe.

Glue Recipes

  1. Bring seven parts by weight of castor oil to a boil over low heat. Then pour five weight parts of crushed rosin into the oil and boil this mixture for 1-2 hours with constant stirring until it thickens.
  2. Tracked glue: heat 200 g of vegetable oil and finish it with 100 g of resin or wax and 100 g of grease. All mixed and heated again.

In places where the belts overlap, it is necessary to clean off the dead bark, and cover the cracks with clay mixed with a mullein. If this is not done, the caterpillars and larvae will hide in these places at the end of the season, and some pests will be laid there. Glue belts should be applied before the kidneys swell. This will save the crop from such a terrible pest as an apple flower beetle.

With the beginning of bud swelling, the apple flowering beetles begin to rise into the crowns of apple trees (and pears too) from tree trunks, where they wintered under dead leaves and lumps of earth, as well as from cracks to tree trunks. The beginning of the rise of tsvetkoedov coincides with the flowering of gray alder. In the treetops, the pest feeds on unblown buds, puncturing them, from which transparent juice flows and drips - the “crying kidneys.” In the budding phase, females of the beetle-beetle are laid in buds one by one, the buds stick together, turn brown without disbanding. In them, larvae develop young weevils. The larvae, eating, eat the entire contents of the flower. With a strong crowning of this pest, the trees are almost entirely hung with brown caps of unblown buds - then do not expect harvest.

With the beginning of the course of apple tsvetoedov, it is necessary to inspect the trap belts, and shake off the pest on the film spread under the tree. If you do not carry out these activities, then when the air warms up to plus 10 degrees and higher, the beetles will come out from under the belt, if they are not stuck, and on the wings will rise in the crowns.

In the southern regions in the crowns of fruit trees, spring and other weevils are harmful in the spring: Bukarki, Kazarki and Cherry weevil. The latter also harms in the gardens of the central, southern regions of the Non-Black Earth Soil. These pests do not pass into the crowns of fruit trees if the stitching gums and skeletal branches are timely imposed by trapping glue belts. Do not be lazy and trapping belts will protect your garden from these dangerous pests.

It is very important for all gardeners to have healthy fruit trees in their own garden plots and get a good harvest from them.

Pests in apple trees, pears and other trees - a lot, so this problem will always be relevant. Most often, harmful insects get to the leaves and flowers, climbing the trunk of a tree. As a result, the fruits deteriorate or are lost. One of the best ways to control pests is to install trapper's belt on fruit trees.

From the material of this article you will learn What is a fishing belt and how to make different types of tree hunting belts with your own hands. You will get acquainted with the main varieties of hunting belts, and of course, learn to do them yourself.

Poison Trapper Belt

Many gardeners are frightened by the word "poisonous" in the name of this variety of belts. It is believed that the poison falls on the fruit of the tree and can not be used in any case. However, this is a false statement, since the trap is fixed at the foot of the stem and the chemicals do not penetrate the root system, as well as do not go up to the crown. In addition, such a "suicide" belt guarantees almost 100% efficiency, since the insects crawling inside cannot find a way out and quickly die from toxic fumes. Most often, such a belt is hung on apples - it effectively prevents the caterpillars from moving up to the fruits. Here's how to make it:

  • take a piece of paper, burlap or other material with a width of 20-25 cm,
  • soak the fabric with insecticide solution and fix it on the tree trunk at a height of 40-50 cm from the ground to make a “skirt”,
  • Wind up the upper part of the belt with a film so that the poison does not erode.

Poisonous belt retains its properties for 1-1.5 months

Fishing belt to protect the trees: when to lay and remove, how to do it yourself

Experienced gardeners who seek to reduce the amount of "chemistry" in their garden to a minimum, use hunting belts. These tricky traps can prevent harmful insects from entering the treetops and significantly reduce their numbers on the site.

Fishing belt to protect trees

Ant slinging on fruit trees

Despite the apparent simplicity, in the application and manufacture of trapping belts with their hands there are many subtleties. Of course, they add work in the garden, but they make it possible to achieve a healthy crop, not damaged by insects, without the use of insecticides.

How to make a hunting belt

How to make a hunting belt

The main task of the trap belt is to prevent the flight of insects along the tree trunk up (in the crown) or down (in the soil). This can be done in several ways: just do not let pests crawl, catch them or immediately destroy them.

For the first goal, all funnel-shaped trap belts are suitable, which closely adhere to the crust and leave no paths of advancement. For the second, sticky belts or funnel belts with oil or decoction of plants poured into them are suitable. The third is promoted by poisonous belts, treated with special long-acting insecticides.

If you live on the site permanently and you can inspect the belts every day, then you will need the first option. If you happen to be in the garden occasionally, give preference to the second or third method - they are most effective and do not require constant monitoring.

Quick and easy to make a hunting belt with your own hands in three ways.

  1. The glue belt is made of fabric, parchment or film, which is tightly wrapped around the trunk at a height of 40-60 cm from the ground. Then a special glue (Pestefix, Acryl, Lasolep, Ratrap, etc.) or grease is applied on the material in an even layer with a width of at least 10 cm.
  2. The poisonous belt is prepared in the same way, but an insecticide is applied on the fabric (Aktara, Aktellik, Spark, etc.). Then the upper part of this “skirt” is fixed on the barrel with a film and is loosely wound by it. It is important that insects could get under the treated fabric, but could not get out of there.
  3. Bilateral belt-funnel is done quickly and protects against insects moving in two directions at once. An insecticide is applied to a piece of cloth or burlap 30-40 cm wide, then a tree trunk is wrapped with it. The center of the fabric is tightly attached to the trunk with a string, and the free “pockets” formed from above and below are filled with clay. Thus, insects will certainly be on the site, soaked with insecticide, and die.

However, there are a lot of types of trapping belts, and you can choose something to your taste or invent a fundamentally new design.

When to impose and remove trapping belts

When to impose and remove trapping belts

The fixing of trapping belts on trees (stone, seed and decorative) should be practiced after the snow melts, when the earth begins to thaw. In the first days of this, not calendar, spring, wintering pests awaken in the upper layers of the soil, which are sent in search of shelter and food. In the middle lane this period falls on the second half of April, in other regions it is worth looking at the weather conditions and the condition of the soil.

Remove trap belts from trees need not at the same time. They are harvested from the stone fruit after harvesting, and from pome seeds and ornamental ones, not before the end of October. The fact is that in the crown of apple, pear, etc. loves laying eggs winter moth. After that, she goes down for the winter, and at that very moment she can be caught.

How to care for trapping belts

How to care for trapping belts

Depending on the trap belt model you choose, the maintenance of the structure may vary. Однако любой ловчий пояс нужно осматривать каждые 2-3 дня (в идеале ежедневно) для того, чтобы уничтожать вредных насекомых, оказавшихся в ловушке, и выпускать полезных, если они туда попали.

During the inspection, you must have a bucket of salt water, a mixture of water with kerosene or diesel fuel, a detergent solution or other means into which you can throw insects without fear that they will get out. Some summer residents also shake trap belts into the fire, but making a fire every other day is not very rational.

If the sticky belt or funnel belt is overfilled, they need to be removed and replaced with new ones, and try not to tighten it, because in this state they do not work, and insects freely fall into the crown. Also control the tightness of the belt to the trunk - it should not pinch and damage the bark, but it should not leave any gaps through which insects can climb up or down the trunk.

Dry trap belts

As a rule, these are all kinds of funnels made of paper, hard or lint-free cloth, plastic bottles. The action is based on the catching of insects awakening in the soil and climbing up the trunk for further development, or those who are moving in the opposite direction.

The easiest dry trap belt

There are many options, but the principle of manufacture is as follows. A strip of selected material with a width of 20-30 cm is wrapped around a tree trunk at a height of 30-50 cm above the ground. Reliably and firmly fastened, forming a funnel, the bell pointed down. It turns out that insects or caterpillars crawl along the trunk and get into a dead end from which it is not possible to get out. According to gardeners, such protection has shown itself as well as possible on the apple trees, almost completely protecting them from the moth.

Insects crawl along the trunk and get into a dead end from which it is not possible to get out. Photo from

Funnels can be two-way - directed down and up. In this way, we protect the tree from both “ascending” and “descending” pests. Such a design is made similarly to the previous one, but the strip of material (paper, burlap) is taken wider, tightly tied in the middle, leaving “skirts” directed up and down.

One way or another, traps need to be regularly checked and cleaned by sending pests to the fire. It should be noted that some small insects can find cracks on the trunk and by them pass the barrier. To prevent this from happening, it is good to coat the trunk with clay or garden pitch under the belt anchorage point.

Small insects can find cracks in the trunk and by them pass the barrier

Gardeners came up with other witty varieties of dry trapping belts. Old stockings work well and wound on trunks in several levels - for some insects they represent an insurmountable barrier. Strips of glass wool, which damage the delicate little bodies of the caterpillars, are used. Here is a look at how our permanent author Irina (Sevastopol) protects his trees from ants (respectively, from aphids). In the next video she shares her experience.

There is another type of funnel, which however cannot be attributed to dry belts. It is made of a piece of thick rubber, which is wrapped around the trunk and its ends are firmly glued together. Then the rubber is rolled in such a way that a reservoir is formed into which the oil is poured. Insects, crawling down the trunk of the crown down, fall into it and can no longer get out. This device is convenient because it “grows” with the tree, as the rubber stretches and does not deteriorate for a long time.

Adhesive Trap Belts

Another kind of mechanical protection is a sticky belt. It is made as simple as a funnel. The principle of action is based on the adherence of pests moving along the trunk to a viscous adhesive substance. This method best protects trees from ants that spread aphids on young leaves.

Ants spread aphids on young leaves

On sale are ready-made compositions of "non-drying" glue for the manufacture of a trapping belt. On some packages, you can even read that the product is applied directly to the barrel. No matter how tempting such ease of use is, you can never do this! As a result of this “protection”, the bark of a tree may suffer irreversibly.

Any such tools are applied to the substrate. This applies to those that are prepared according to popular recipes. Gardeners use, for example, tar or tar. There is also such a recipe. You need to take 10 parts of pine resin, 1.2 parts of rosin, 1.5 parts of petroleum jelly. Mix everything thoroughly and cook until sticky.

Gummy Trapper's Belt

In addition to ready-made glues in tubes (cans) and trapping belts in the form of tapes, there is another original solution for adhesive protection. First we make the substrate. We take a piece of burlap with a width of 20 cm and a length equal to two circumferences of the trunk. We wrap the trunk with this blank and fasten it tightly with a cord at a height of 20-30 cm from the ground. Then we take a tape from a polyethylene film 10 cm wide. We wrap a burlap with it and fasten it with a cord so that from the bottom and from the top the polyethylene strip does not reach the edge of the burlap by 5 cm.

And now we are using a tool that has recently appeared on the market, but has already become a real find for me - an adhesive spray to protect against insects from the Green Belt trademark. We shake the balloon and, continuously pressing the spray head, apply foam to the polyethylene strip without touching the burlap. This is a very convenient way to apply glue, since you are not in contact with the substance, and your hands remain clean.

A tool that has recently appeared on the market, but has already become a real find.

Such an adhesive layer requires updating about once a month, but this does not require removing and reworking the entire structure. It is enough to walk with a spray between the trees in your garden and re-apply glue, which is non-toxic and safe for people and animals.

Poison Traps

For many gardeners, this sounds very scary, but there is no danger in the “killer” belt. Make it as follows. A strip of material (paper, burlap) 20-25 cm wide is thoroughly impregnated with insecticide. Then it is firmly fixed on the trunk at a height of 40-50 cm from the ground in the form of a skirt. To prevent the poison from evaporating longer, you can build a polyethylene protection over your belt.

Poison Trapper Belt

Despite the fact that the insecticide is in contact with the tree, do not be afraid that harmful substances penetrate the fruit. Most often, these belts are fixed on the apple trees - they perfectly protect them from caterpillars.

To such a method of protection can be attributed to another tool that is applied directly to the trunk of a tree. This is a mixture of Creolin (a drug that is used in veterinary medicine to treat animals from parasites) with vegetable oil. You can read more about this in the Creolin publication to protect fruit trees from pests.

Creolin mixed with vegetable oil

Another important aspect of protecting fruit trees with trapping belts is the temporary one. The defense is constructed as soon as warm days come in spring, before the leaves bloom and after whitewash (unless, of course, you whitewash the trees in the spring). Awakened by hibernation, the pests, having spent the winter in the ground, rush to the treetops and fall into the traps.

Catcher belt impose in early spring

The second term is the time of fruit ripening, when they begin to fall off. Caterpillars of codling moths of wormy apples rush back to the tree. And here it is quite within our power to catch a huge number of them with the help of trapping belts.

Dear gardeners, what kind of belt are you using? Buy ready-made products or make yourself? Share with us in the comments which of them turned out to be the most effective and convenient to use.

Types of trapping belts

  • They can be funnel-shaped downwards - to protect against insects that rise from the ground.
  • Funnels upwards - for protection against caterpillars, which, on the contrary, descend.
  • And also universal - these are traps, which in the middle are tied up with a string to the trunk and the funnel is made both up and down.
  • In addition, they can be made of adhesive tapes so that the caterpillar, climbing along the trunk of the tree, sticks to a wide sticky layer.

If you do not want to use adhesive tape, you can apply a belt of polyethylene and coat it with special glue, for example, glue for rats and mice, which is sold in any specialty store.

Features self-made

For making the simplest belt You will need a fleecy fabric to caterpillar, which will climb along the trunk of a tree, stuck with its paws in the villi of this material.

This may be the most ordinary lining of old clothes. And you can also use any fleece material, for example, foam rubber and glass wool, especially synthetic winterizer work very well.

Such material can be impregnated with insecticides - insects during movement, in addition to the fact that it is difficult for them to crawl, also suffocate from toxic fumes. The main thing is to impose such a belt on time. It is best to set traps in early spring before the bud breaks, when only the buds are swollen. At this moment, the belt works very effectively against the apple-flowered beetle - the pest, which, with the onset of heat, leaves the pupae, rises to the surface of the soil and begins to climb up the trunk of the tree.

Separately, it must be said about such a pest as the apple moth. An ordinary belt does not work very well from this insect because the apple codling moth lays eggs on the leaves or bark of the tree near the fruit, and the larva bites into the apple and then it does not go out of this apple anywhere. She, along with a damaged apple falls to the ground and leaves it for pupation. Often it pupates under the bark of a tree, in tree trunks and a ready-made butterfly flies out.

Traps are periodically removed, inspect and remove pests from them. If you have the opportunity to periodically clean it, then let it hang until the fall - nothing terrible will happen. It is important on young trees to periodically loosen the bandage, so that there is no overtightening of the bark.

Caterpillar protection method

  1. Before applying the belt, the bark should be as clean as possible from all particles that crumble off of it, so that the bark is smooth and the caterpillars that go down the tree fall into the fishing belt, and not hide under the bark delamination.
  2. The belt is superimposed on a height of about 30-40 cm from the ground. Its width should be 20 centimeters - this will be quite enough. The fleecy fabric perfectly clings to the bark, and the pests will get stuck in it. We wrap the fabric around the tree not with a tight fleece side inward, and we tie it with string in the middle part of the belt. We try to pull the string as tight as possible so that pests that crawl from below or from above cannot overcome this barrier. Then they can not crawl.
  3. Next, take the upper part of the belt and turn it down. Thus, the fleecy side of the fabric was both outside and inside the belt. Pests will now not be able to overcome this place either along the trunk of the tree or on top of the belt - in any case, they will end up on the fleecy part of the fabric and get stuck there.

Belts can be made from fabric, burlap, padding polyester, and from corrugated paper (torn cardboard boxes). However, out of paper, they are short-lived: they become wet, dry due to rain and wind, and need to be changed very often. But from the fabric of the trap enough for several seasons - they are beautifully washable and reusable.

Ant protection

These insects are numerous, quick-witted and persistent in achieving their goals, so not all traps are an insurmountable obstacle for them. All gardeners know that where there are ants, the soil is too acidic. Ants slow down plant growth and spoil the berries, vegetables and roots, as well as spreading cultural plants to aphids.

Sometimes it happens that ants cause very significant damage, and the fight against them becomes an urgent necessity. Consider the most effective and simple ways to combat ants without the use of chemicals. Chemistry, in general, is recommended to apply only in the most extreme cases.

Aphid protection method

The method is very simple, but as always very effective: a natural substance comes to the rescue - birch tar. It should be noted that ants very badly tolerate harsh odors. Everything is done very simply: we wrap an ordinary bandage in several layers around the trunk and saturate it with birch tar. For the whole season you can forget about ants and aphids.

But there is one very important point: tar, although a natural substance, nevertheless it is very aggressive and can damage the bark of the tree. Therefore, before applying the tar (or other scaring agent), wrap the bark of the tree with plastic film or tape. And only then tie the trunk with a bandage or cloth. This way you protect the bark from damage by aggressive substances.

And yet, what you need to pay attention to: in young trees, the bark is smooth and the film or tape will fit snugly enough to the trunk, and the ants will not be able to crawl under them. Another thing - mature trees. They have a nodular bark and have many cracks and irregularities, in which the ants will not be difficult to overcome your trap. What to do in this case? Everything is very simple: cover all the cracks and irregularities in the place where the belt will be installed with garden pitch or simple clay.

In addition to ants, such a trap successfully protects against many other pests. In such a simple way you can reliably protect the fruit tree for the whole season. Since the tar substance is very oily, neither the rain does not wash it away, nor does it practically dry in the sun. Of course, if the summer is very hot or very rainy, then we will need to once again saturate the fishing belt with tar.

Shrub safety

For every sprig of shrubs You can't wear such a belt. Here tar soap comes to the rescue, which is sold in any store. Fill a piece of tar soap with hot water in a jar and two days later we get the finished liquid soap.

Dilute a tablespoon of the mixture per liter of water and add a few drops of ordinary birch tar. It is perfectly soluble in alkaline medium. This mixture can handle all bushes, cabbage, flowers and other planting. It turns out a double effect: tar and soap, two in one. This is a very good and reliable protection. It suffices for a long time and only after heavy rains it is necessary to update it.

Plastic fishing belt

From plastic bottles for water make quite good trap belts.

  1. Cut off the neck and bottom.
  2. Cut the wall lengthwise.
  3. They take a soft wire and it attracts plastic from above or in the middle.

When tightening from the top, a regular skirt is formed. When the middle part is obtained, a two-sided skirt is obtained.

Some gardeners use extra foam. It is enclosed under plastic. Then the soft material covers the trunk without impairing the life of the tree.

When using plastic, some fill the space with tar or grease. These lubricants do not thicken over several years.

When in the middle, rainwater gets into the upper skirt. It also serves as an obstacle to the movement of pests.

Trapper's belt made of scotch and toilet paper

The easiest way to create a trap on a tree is to use toilet paper as a base.

  1. Several layers are wrapped around the trunk.
  2. Attract from above with adhesive tape or tape.
  3. Raise the edges of the toilet paper above and below.
  4. From above lay non-drying lubricant: tar, grease or lithol.

Appointment and independent production of hunting belts

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A paper strip about 30 centimeters wide is wrapped around the tree, visually divided into three parts.

Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, which must be considered when choosing a trap belt. But there is one joint plus - it is very easy to make each of these belts with your own hands.

Spread one side of the belt with special glue, which can be purchased at a gardening shop. Also, tar or tar is an option.

How does the catch belt

Glue the ends of the strip with rubber glue.

There are three types of hunting belts:

Resin of pine resin: rosin: Vaseline - 10: 1,2: 1,5.

Considering the fact that insects are but only creeping, but also flying (depending on the stage of development) - you need to understand: from 100% pests traps will not save you. But 40% percent can be counted on - and this, you see, is quite a lot. Especially noticeable is the use of the trap belt in the fight against the codling moth, the most important enemy of gardeners:

Trapping Belt Classification

Than, besides the finished glue against rodents, you can cover sticky trapping belt? To make it clearer how to make such a belt with your own hands, here are two recipes of glue for it.

  • Belts with a soft or fibrous layer, pressed against the bark.
  1. Belt hunters help fight garden pests. As soon as the buds swell, apple and pear tree beetles crawl toward them from near the ground - their wintering grounds, and also creep out of the cracks on the trunks. Having climbed into the crowns of apple and pear trees, the pests make punctures in the still not blossoming buds, after which their food runs out of them - a clear juice, also called “crying buds”.
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  3. ​Сухие ловчие пояса на дачных участках встречаются чаще других. Многие садовники оценили их экологичность, другие - простоту изготовления. В современном садоводстве разновидностей сухих поясов существует огромное множество. Below are the most popular ones.
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  • Belt, as tightly as possible to fasten the wood sticky side to the top.
  • In the resulting "capacity" pour a small amount of sunflower oil. Sometimes it is diluted with a decoction of the leaves of the tree on which the belt is fixed.

Dry Belt

Everything is mixed and cooked until a sticky mass is formed.

In the first of these, the main component of the glue is pine resin resin, together with rosin and petroleum jelly. They should be taken in a ratio of 10: 1.2: 1.5, mixed and boiled until a sticky mass is formed.

Belts similar to dry construction, impregnated with insecticides

When the buds mature, the females of the pest beetle lay eggs inside them. Therefore, the buds turn brown and stick together without blooming. Sometimes you can see the crown of a tree, which is almost entirely hung with unblown brown buds.

From the inside of the barrel, where the paper is in contact with the barrel, gloss over all the remaining passages with clay.

The most common types of dry trap belts for pests are "funnels". Such a name appeared not only due to a specific appearance, but also to the effect of “drawing in” insects inside the trap. It is quite simple to make a funnel belt, you just need to follow the instructions step by step.

Sticky Belt

Put on the clay the remaining "passages" both above and below the belt.

The belt-collar will need to be changed as the tree grows, cleaned the bugs caught in the trap and periodically add sunflower oil.

2) Tar: burdock oil - 2: 1. Bring the tar to a boil, pour in burdock oil and cook for five hours on low heat.

Collects most of the crop of caterpillars, which could later become the second generation of butterflies.

An interesting variant of a dry trap belt is a foam or glass wool belt.

To stop this problem in the root, and created trap belts, mounted on the trunks of trees. After all, the trunk is a kind of bridge between the soil - the wintering place of the pests and the crown - the place of their feeding.

Fishing Belt (video)

Poisonous, or, as they are often called, suicide belts are not so common among gardeners, but still deserve special attention. Most of the dacha owners do not use trapping belts of this type because of the prejudices that ripe fruit will contain a toxin. This statement is absolutely not justified, because this device for pest control is attached at the foot of the tree and toxic chemicals can not "get" up the trunk. Another advantage of poisonous belts is efficiency. Be sure to try a suicide belt in your garden. Making it is very simple.

Dry Trapper Belt

Take a rag of paper, burlap or other similar material with a width of 20-25 centimeters.

From above, fix the leaf as tightly as possible to the tree trunk with a rope or cord.

How much the gardener is not trying to reduce the number of insects, still there is a real threat to the garden from pests! What the gardener does not do! Handles trees with infusions of herbs! Applies chemical compounds to destroy the colonies of codling moth, caterpillars, tsvetoeda! But many gardeners, especially beginners, forget that there are also mechanical methods of influencing insects. This is an application of traps. Catcher belt Why do they apply?Has publishedA paper strip about 30 centimeters wide is wrapped around the tree, visually divided into three parts.

Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, which must be considered when choosing a trap belt. But there is one joint plus - it is very easy to make each of these belts with your own hands.Should be placed at a height of 07-0.8 meters from the ground.From above and below, the belt is tied with twine, but not “butt-worn”, but so that the edges of the material have been sticking out from the times and created something like a funnel. So the caterpillars crawling below will be dropped on the ground, and those crawling on top will accumulate in the funnel.

Gummy Trapper's Belt

The most effective of the dry belts is a funnel-shaped belt.

When the buds ripen, females of the pest beetle lay eggs inside them.

Saturate the belt with insecticide (poison allowed).

Smear the remaining passages with clay.

Catcher Belt on Fruit Trees

Lyudmila VyatyshevaWe fix the belt in the middle as tightly as possible, and leave the top and bottom in the form of a skirt.

Dry trap belts in suburban areas are more common. Many gardeners appreciated their environmental friendliness, others - ease of manufacture. In modern gardening varieties of dry belts there is a huge variety. Below are the most popular ones.

Even a bunch of strong-smelling plants tied around a tree like a rope can serve as a peculiar trapping belt. Especially well this tool helps in the fight with goosebumps in the garden.

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In places where the belts overlap, the dead bark is cleaned without fail, and the cracks are covered with clay. This operation can be avoided if the glue-coated material is wrapped around a layer of foam rubber or glass wool. Usually covering the PE film or stretch film smeared with glue in a spiral. Sticky traps belt impose until the buds swell to block the path to the tree crown apple tsvetoedu.The most efficient of the dry belts is a funnel-shaped belt. Make it out of cardboard, or take another dense and flexible material, which is wrapped around the barrel so that a funnel is formed, facing the socket down. Around the upper part of the funnel tie a rope or fasten a wire, so that there is no gap for creeping insects. Since they can use cracks in the bark for this, they should be covered with clay (or clay).In general, it is a strip of various woven and non-woven materials, which may include rags, burlap, straw, thick corrugated paper, foam rubber and glass wool, matting, PE film. The material is wrapped around the trunk stem and secured with a rope or knitting wire.Mount on the trunk of the tree, at a height of 40-50 centimeters from the ground, so that you get a skirt.Gateway

Double sided funnel

Another form of a dry trapping belt is a two-sided funnel, which can also be made by hand from cardboard. Wrapping it around the trunk so that two oppositely directed funnels are formed, then the belt is tied up twice in the middle part. Thus, the belt is divided into three parts. Insects creeping above and below linger inside the corresponding craters and die in them.

  1. The easiest way to buy ready-made hunting belts, sold in stores for gardeners, but they can be made with your own hands.
  2. Getting into a suicide trap, insects can not find a way out and die from toxic fumes. To a greater extent poisonous traps are designed for apple trees. On this fruit tree, they have the best effect without missing the juicy fruits of the "herd" of caterpillars.
  3. Measures the parameters of the tree, in particular the circumference of the trunk at about 50 centimeters from the ground.


Not only harmful, but also useful insects fall. They, of course, do not need to be destroyed. Just shake out the insects caught in the funnels and release the occasional guests. And another small trick: the green color does not attract "good" insects - the aphid beetles, bumblebees, bees, so it is best to use this color in the manufacture of trapping belts.
- A very simple and very effective way to protect garden trees from the raid of harmful insects. The trunk of fruit trees is a kind of transit area between the soil and the folds of the bark, where the pests overwinter, and the crown of the tree with its color fruits and leaves, where they feed.
The effectiveness of such obstacle belts is comparable to insect collecting belts.
Spread one side of the belt with special glue, which can be purchased at a gardening shop. Also, tar or tar is an option.

Glue the ends of the strip with rubber glue.
There are three types of hunting belts:

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  • The top of the belt is additionally fixed with a film to prevent the poison from weathering.
  • Measures the parameters of the tree, in particular the circumference of the trunk at about 50 centimeters from the ground.
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A self-suicidal trap belt has the same manufacturing principle as the dry one. The difference is that the base of the belt should be soaked with insecticide. Use only approved products! For greater efficiency, on the one hand, as a rule, from the top, the belt is wrapped with a film.