Aggregation pheromones for pest control

Rhynchophorus palmarum pheromone


South american palm weevil


  • Aggregation pheromone content: 750 mg.
  • Permeable membrane dispenser type.
  • Diffusion speed 4-5 mg/day at 25ºC (3-10 mg/day depending on the meteorological conditions)
  • Duration: 90-120 days, according to the environmental conditions.
  • Packed in aluminium-PE pouches.
  • Conservation: in fridge, 2 years.

The dispensers must be put inside the BUCKET BASIC TRAP or others pit-fall traps. 

Use a pheromone dispenser per trap. If you wish, add a kairomona specific diffuser too for Rhynchophorus sp., which increases the attraction capacity of the device and helps the weevil's orientation. Put the diffusers in the enabled hunger, inside the lid, for such purpose.  

Inside the trap you will put water with some attractant, as date pieces, young palm tissues, apple, sugar cane, etc. so it ferments. Add an authorized insecticide tablet (DDVP), or alternatively, some soap to the water. 

The monitoring programs and the mass trapping management ones must be active all year, especially in the hottest months and harvesting seasons.

  • Use 1-3 traps every 3-4 Ha.
  • Put the traps separated from sensitive models in shaded places, avoiding direct contact with the sun.
  • Revise the traps once a week, removing the captured insects after its management and replace the water and attractants if necessary. 
Mass trapping:

Mass trapping is carried out to reduce the pest pressure and to control the population levels. In mass trapping the quantity of traps to use depends on the crop density and the infestation level.

  • Use a density of 4-10 traps/Ha. As a general rule they must be distributed in separated squares in about 50 metres of distance approximately. 
  • When the palm trees are aligned, as in avenues, put a tramp every 50 m.
  • Supervise the traps regularly, reinforce those places where the captures are more elevated and replace the diffusers when necessary. Add water and attractant as convenient.
  • Important → to prevent a possible infestation of the models nearest the traps is advisable to carry out a preventive treatment over the leaves, trunk and brunch with an authorized insecticide in accordance with current legislation.
  • This product IS NOT AN INSECTICIDE. If you suspect you can have affected models contact a professional for its treatment.
  • RHPA-7500PB05 Pouches 5 units / Boxes of 200 units.
  • RHPA-7500PB25 Pouches 25 units. / Boxes of 200 units.
  • PACKRHPA01     Pocuhes 1 unit. Phermone + 1 unit. Kairomona / Boxes of 200 units.

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Related documentation:

See Pest Sheet

Download Pest Sheet (PDF)


These indications are a general guide, and aim to provide the user a starting point for the implementation of his monitoring and/or mass trapping programs. The conditions and local practices can develop the need of programs' personalization.




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