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About Pheromones

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Pheromones are natural substances that are produced by special glands in the abdomen of insects and it attracts the opposite gender of the same species. Insects produce pheromones for attracting their mate (e.g., most moths), for marking foraging routes (e.g., ants) or to signal alarm to neighbours (e.g., aphids).

Why To Use Them:

Sex Pheromones of many species have been identified and are synthetically produced for use in insect pest management programs. Some pheromones attract only one gender of insect, while others attract both the gender species.

How Do They Work:

Sex Pheromones are powerful chemical attractants emitted by female insects. These chemicals are detected by the males, assisting them in locating unfertilized females for mating. A few lures may include floral or food analogues that attract females as well as males.

Pheromone traps baited with these lures are not intended for controlling pests alone, but aid in determining if a pest is present and whether a population is increasing, peaking, or decreasing. This information is essential in determining when and how often to time control actions. They are very effective monitoring devices and are relatively cheap to purchase. Product assembly is very easy.

Benefits

Major Benefits Of Insect Pheromone Trapping System

  1. They minimize the usage of pesticides.
  2. They are affordable, manageable, non toxic, easy to install and have no residue on food.
  3. These insect pheromone lures can be used season long
  4. They are species specific and therefore do not attract other pests
  5. They often target adult stages of pests. These appear long before the caterpillars or grubs that feed on your plants.
  6. They can often indicate if a spray is economically justified indicating the best possible time to spray for maximum effectiveness.
  7. Pheromone lures are harmless to humans and can be handled with bare hands.
  8. Trapping can help you correct certain problems before they cost you money.
  9. Traps come in several designs, capitalizing on certain behaviors of some insects, such as a tendency to fly upward or search for protected sites.