Bookmark and Share

Garden Pest Sticky Trap

Control or monitor insects by using a square yellow sticky trap.

Andy Tomolomis

January 23, 2012

Excerpt from the Popular Farming Series magabookOrganic Farm & Gardenwith permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. PurchaseOrganic Farm & Garden here.



Sticky traps lure and trap a variety of flying insects on their sticky surfaces, and many non-organic farmers use them to monitor insects as part of an Integrated Pest management (IPM) program. But sticky traps can also be used for garden pest control for insects in the garden and greenhouse. You can buy sticky traps at any well-stocked garden center or make your own traps.


To make your own,  cut rectangles pieces of plastic, cardboard, thin plywood or old flooring tiles. Paint them school-bus yellow and coat the traps with Tangle-Trap, vegetable oil or another sticky material. Suspend them near your plants.


Yellow sticky traps catch whiteflies, fungus gnats and aphids. However, white sticky traps snare flea beetles.


Having trouble identifying your garden pest? Click here for a closer look.



Give us your opinion on Garden Pest Sticky Trap.
Submit Comment »
These work pretty well.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 2/8/2013 12:00:14 AM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 1/17/2013 6:59:06 AM

Featured Product

Dogscaping: Creating the Perfect Backyard and Garden for You and Your Dog | More Info »

Related Articles

Advertiser Links

Top Products
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Would you like to receive Farmer in the City Newsletters?X Close Window
Please provide us with your email address in order to access this valuable sustainable-living content.
Fields marked with an asterisk * are required.
* Are you at least 13 years old?
* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Email:
* City:
* State/Province:
* Enter the code shown:

  Yes, I would like to get valuable information from UrbanFarmOnline.com.
In order to opt-out of our newsletters, you can click on the "unsubscribe" link in the bottom of the newsletter.
  Yes, I would like to get valuable information from UrbanFarmOnline.com partners.