Codling Moth Monitoring Traps
You can find apple codling moth traps at a large, well-stocked garden center (try Northwest Seed & Pet in the Spokane area), or online.
The purpose of the traps is not to kill the moths — although the ones that do get caught die — but rather to be aware of them. As you can see by the photo, the traps are made from a waxy paper and you hang them in a tree (or trees) within your orchard, or in your apple tree(s).
Monitor the traps daily and as soon as you identify codling moths in them (other types of insects can get caught, too), it’s time to act!
For more information on the control of apple codling moth, please refer to my blog post on Growing apples organically – 2017.