Inserting yellow boards against insects - That's how it works

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Yellow boards or glue boards are very effective against unpleasant insects. How to attach the adhesive stickers we reveal here.

Yellow sheets insects

Especially in the summer you see all kinds of insects buzzing around all garden plants. Many do not bother, but there are also species such as the cicada, which can cause significant damage to the plant. Therefore you should react in time and do something against the insects. This is easiest and very effective with yellow boards.

What are yellow sheets

Yellow boards, or glue boards, can be found in almost every garden or hardware store. These are yellow strips of cardboard coated with a special glue. The insects simply stick to this glue.

How to attach the yellow sheets?

You can either place the boards or the strip directly in the pot of the plant or hang it up nearby. This is a thin wire, which is attached depending on the local conditions, or directly on the plant stem (if strong enough).

Hang up the yellow sheets - when?

It is advisable to apply the yellow boards as early as possible, but even in late summer the glue boards still serve their purpose. For example, for a cherry tree, the best time is when the cherries are still green and slowly start to turn yellow.

Against which insects do yellow boards help?

Harmful insects are mainly aphids, leafminers or sciarids. Unfortunately, you can not prevent beneficials from getting stuck to the adhesive layer, but the smell of the glue mainly attracts the pests.
Since the yellow boards are already available as stickers, you can decide between many different shapes. These then have a certain function for decoration. If the tape is old or full, simply replace it.

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