This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The greatest enemy to apple culture is the Codling Moth. Mr. W. C. Raymond, of Dickinson's Landing, contributes the following useful hint to the Canadian Horticulturist: "I set two traps on the 20th of last August and caught over one thousand moths in one night. The trap is a glass lantern set in a tin pan of water an inch or more deep. The light attracts the moths and they fly around the lantern, and when they strike the water they are caught, as they are helpless when they once get in the water. In trimming the lanterns use less or more oil, according to the length of time you want them to burn. They should be set on something two feet or more from the ground. I intend to use a number of the traps this season, commencing when trees are in blossom, for the moths are numerous and destructive".