How To Use Pheromones

1. Use and Placement

These traps should be used in areas where moths are likely to be found.

Indian Meal moth (Plodia interpunctella)

Traps should be placed in any area that contains items such as grain products, cereal, nuts, dried fruit, dried flowers, bird seed, or pet food.

Webbing Clothes Moth (Tineola bisselliella)

Traps should be placed in areas that contain items the larvae feed on such as wool, hair, feathers, furs, and upholstered furniture (containing natural wools and leathers). Basically any product containing natural fibers is susceptible.

Although there is no exact number of traps that you should use, we can give you some general guidelines. In small areas we recommend three to four traps per 1000 square feet, but in larger areas such as warehouses and retail stores, placing the traps every 25- 50 feet apart on a gridded pattern) is the recommended rate. This can be increased or decreased based on how closely you want to monitor for these insects. The recommended height is at eye level.

2. Placing the Lure

The lure should be placed in the bottom of the trap as indicated on the Trap Assembly Instruction Sheet you should have received with your Pheromone trap kit. When using the Bullet Lure, do not cut the cap off the lure.

3. Replacement

In order to ensure the highest efficacy, it is recommended that the lures be replaced every 60 days. The traps do not require changing unless they are either full of insects (and cannot catch any more) or are no longer sticky.