Fumigants & Pheromones Digital Newsletter - Issue 145

 

 

 

Fumigants & Pheromones Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insects Limited is starting the new year off by leaning into our core values, one of which is being an education leader in the pest management industry. We do this by learning new things throughout the year to share, and by listening to you, our readers, in what you are most interested in learning!

January's newsletter is made up of the highest clicked articles in 2019, making it a list of all of your favorites! So enjoy refreshing your memory with all the new things we learned together over the last year. Remember though, the best is yet to come!

 

Carpet beetles feed on and destroy the natural fibers in wool carpets but they also love to feed on dead insects in sticky monitoring traps. If left unchecked, the traps provide food that make carpet beetle populations thrive. The larvae seldom get caught in the glue themselves as the long protective hairs on their bodies warn them of sticky areas to avoid. Also, as they begin to feed on the dead insects, the circular fecal pellets that they produce after feeding cover the glue surface and give the larvae a safe platform to crawl over.

 

Dead Insects on Sticky Boards Attract Carpet Beetles

There are a couple of good reasons why a pest management specialist might want to monitor for insects using un-baited sticky boards in storage areas. First, monitoring tells us....READ MORE

 

 

Selecting the Proper Pheromone Trap

Within the last decade Insects Limited, Inc. has introduced several multi-species monitoring devices. While this makes things easier in the field, it might cause some confusion while ordering. Selecting the correct pheromone and trap is essential for....READ MORE

 

 

Insects Affected by Climate Change

At Insects Limited we have observed that insects are sensitive indicators of climate change. They may be the most sensitive indicator to observe. Whole forests of pine trees in Colorado and Utah are dead because....READ MORE

 

Now is the Time to Install Mating Disruption

A female Indian meal moth can lay 400 eggs in her life and can have up to 4 generations per year. That is a potential 1,6000,000,000 Indian meal moths in that year! These disturbing numbers help us realize that....READ MORE