Quality Pheromones & Trapping Systems
Insects Limited manufactures and sells pheromone lures and traps for insect pests of dried food, textiles, grain, carpets, taxidermy and tobacco.
Pheromones are natural compounds that are created in the body of an insect. Insects use pheromones to communicate with each other. We have isolated many of these compounds in the laboratory and use them to lure the insects into a sticky trap.
Indianmeal moth (Plodia interpunctella), Cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne), Warehouse beetle (Trogoderma spp.) traps should be placed 25-50 feet or 7-15 meters apart on a grid pattern. Clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) and Flour beetle (Tribolium spp.) traps should be placed 25 feet or 7 meters (or less) apart.
In general, all traps should be placed at eye level for optimum performance, but they will perform at higher or lower levels as well. Flour beetle (Tribolium spp.) traps should be placed on a surface. Floor placement may be necessary.
Not necessarily. Pheromone traps are designed as a monitoring tool. However, if used in situations with low populations, they can sometimes achieve control.
Pheromone traps are meant to be used as part of an integrated approach to pest management. Sanitation, inspection, and removal of infested material are all very important parts of an integrated approach.
No, just open the package, take the entire lure lure out of the package and place it in the trap.
In general all pheromone lures are good for 60 days. After that, they should be replaced with a new lure.
If kept in a freezer or refrigerator, all lures should be good for at least a year.
It really doesn't matter. Bullet lures should be placed in the bottom of the trap, but others can go in the top.
No. Pheromone traps are species specific. They are designed to catch either one species or several closely related species.
**Answers to many questions can be found in the pheromone specification Sheet