1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

August 29, 2008

:242 Insect Pheromone Traps

Filed under: :242 Insect Pheromone Traps — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:20 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:242 EcoTip: Pheromones are used by insects to attract a mate. Many are currently available for attracting insects into traps where they die. Aerial spraying of pheromones is also being used as a method for insect control. The idea is to confuse insects so they can’t find a mate. While traps with pheromones seems like a good idea, exposing people by aerial spraying of entire communities has become quite controversial.

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 Additional Information:

A number of pheromone attractants and traps are available from ARBICO-organics.

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