OakStump Farms Apple Maggot Traps Apple Maggots are a type of fruit fly that attack apples, blueberries, hawthorn, plums, pears and cherries. The fly is smaller than a housefly and appears throughout the summer. Most fruits are attacked by flies that lay their eggs during late spring to early summer. Apple maggots cause extensive fruit damage that renders fruit useless. The SpringStar Apple Maggot trap and lure set have proven effective at reducing apple maggot damage. Flies are attracted by the lures and come to a sticky demise on the juicy-looking apple sphere. The reusable trap includes OakStump Farms one-season, controlled-release lure system. Directions: Place traps in trees 1 or 2 weeks before bud break in early spring, and leave out until harvest time. Package contains a set of 3 traps and 3 lures. SpringStar BioCare & OakStump Farms, the company SpringStar?s BioCare and OakStump Farms lines provide effective, poison-free, non-toxic, and environmentally safe pest control products for your home and garden needs. SpringStar?s products provide alternatives to traditional chemical pest control methods by using highly-effective insect attractants combined with easy-to-use adhesive traps. Every product is designed to be "EARTH FRIENDLY," by acting as an efficient substitute for harmful pesticides. SpringStar has also reduced the amount of plastic and paper used in their products, but still guarantee that they work exceedingly well. They are made to be easily recyclable, or compostable, so after using the products you can still contribute to keeping the planet green and healthy. Founded by entomologist Michael Banfield, who has developed pest control products based on insect pheromones and biotechnology techniques. Mr. Banfield's interest in nature and his concern about the unintended effects of pesticides drives the company's goal on giving people simple, effective and economical alternatives to toxic pest control methods. All SpringStar BioCare and OakStump Farms products are made in the USA.