last weekend's flood receded (photo at right, arrow points to trap). However is wasn't until we got a warm night (above 60 degrees) that we found large numbers of male moths in the traps the next morning (Thursday June 6).
In setting out PNC pheromone traps, I like to place the trap as high up into the tree as possible. To make checking traps a ground level operation, we use a rope and pulley system to raise the trap up into the tree's canopy and to lower it for counting moths.
The steel hook is placed over a limb using a 20 foot long piece of 1 inch diameter PVC pipe. I start the installation process by threading an ample amount of nylon cord through the wire loop on the end of the hook. I then place the long end of the hook inside the pipe (with cord hanging out). Lifting the pipe upright, I place the hook over a tree limb. This will get the trap about 25 feet up into the canopy, a height where PNC moths are actively flying. To hold the cord in place and the trap high in the tree, I pound a nail into the trunk of the tree and tie the cord to that nail.