Alimentary attractants

The food attractants are substances that attract insects by confusing them with a source for feeding or egg laying.

These baits capture specially females, so its use in the traps is an effective method for the monitoring and management by mass trapping to combat the adults' insects' pests, reaching an effective level of management, keeping the insect population under the acceptable tolerance threshold.
Attractants are used basically in managements' techniques by mass trapping with the suitable traps. These methods do not leave residues or affect the beneficial insects, because they are, generally, specific.

AMMONIUM CERATITIS ATTRACTANT

A specific food grade attractant for the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) trapping.

  • Dry diffusor of three components, easy to work with and handling, easier to use than the liquid attractants.
  • Ready for its use in the inside of the flycatchers.
  • Attracts mainly females (60-75%), so it is suitable for mass trapping programs.
  • 120 days duration, which it allows to use a single diffuser by trap and season.

APPLICATIONS

Ceratitis capitata monitoring and mass trapping management in citrus, stone fruit, pome fruits and other crops sensitive to this pest.

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AMPHOS-DACUS ATTRACTANT

A new dry specific diffuser, without maintenance, for the Olive fly (Bactrocera oleae) capture. Novelty 2014!

  • Ready for its use in the inside of the fly catchers.
  • Its dry format allows an easier use and handling, reducing placements costs and trap maintenance.
  • Attracts mainly females (60-75%), so it is useful for the population management by mass trapping.
  • Duration of more than 180 days, which it allows to use a single diffuser by trap and season.

APPLICATIONS

Bactrocera oleae Monitoring and management by Mass Trapping in olive grove.

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SUZZII LIQUID ATTRACTANT

A specific liquid attractant used to capture the spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii. Novelty in 2015!

  • Recommended for its use with the HEMITRAP® trap.
  • It mainly attracts females, so it is suitable for the population control by mass trapping.

APPLICATIONS:

Monitoring and control of Drosophilia suzukii populations in sensitive crops: strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cherry, etc.

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