Frutaband strips are an environmentally friendly way to protect your fruit trees from crawling insects such as ants, scales, and earwigs. The product works using a non-drying adhesive band that sits around the trunk of the tree. Insects crawling up the tree get stuck on the band and are prevented from reaching the fruit. Controlling pests that target your trees will allow your fruit to flourish and increase the yield.
To install the Frutaband, unfold the adhesive strip and wrap it around the tree trunk. Ensure that the adhesive side is facing out, and then secure the product in place using the string provided.
The adhesive used on Frutaband strips is water-resistant, making it perfect for outdoor use. For indoor use, try to keep the area relatively dust-free to ensure maximum efficiency.
Quantity – Each pack contains 4 strips
Measurements – Each Frutaband strip measures 540mmx150mm
Use – Each Frutaband strip will provide several months of protection
Materials – Frutaband doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals making it suitable for organic growing
How high up a tree should I install Frutaband?
We recommend installing Frutaband above one meter up the tree trunk. This means only insects climbing the tree are captured.
Will Frutaband catch birds?
No. The glue the Frutaband uses isn’t strong enough to hold even the smallest of birds.
How long will Frutaband last?
Frutaband remains sticky for several months and will need replacing when it becomes full or it isn’t sticky to touch.
What insects will Frutaband stop?
Frutaband will stop and crawling insects that come into contact with the strip.
How does Frutaband stick to the tree?
Frutaband is kept in place by an enclosed string that is tied around the tree.
Will Frutaband damage my tree?
No. When removed Frutaband won’t leave any marks on your tree. Simply untie the string and remove the band.
How big is one Frutaband?
Each Frutaband measures 540mmx150mm.
How do I stop insects from eating my fruit?
Most insects will eat fruit from a tree. The main ones being ants and winter moths. These insects reach the fruit by crawling up the tree trunk. Installing a grease band like Frutaband instantly stops these insects from being able to scale your tree.
What insects are eating my fruit?
Fruit is a great food source for all animals, none more so than insects. It can provide a home, food, and a nursery for their young. Ants can be easily identified by studying the trunk of the tree. You will see hundreds of ants marching up and down the tree from the soil, up to the fruit, and back down again.
Winter moths are one of the most damaging insects to fruit trees. The moths themselves are small and brown with darker striping across their wings. The caterpillars do the real damage by eating blossom trusses and developing fruit. The only organic way to stop winter moths is by using a grease band to stop the flightless females from being able to scale the tree and lay their eggs.