Traps and pheromones

Trapping insect pests either for detection, monitoring or mass capturing is a very important feature of IPM strategies. The use of traps and lures provides information and help for decision-making and technical support:

– Identify the presence and population level of target species
– Establish or recognize economic thresholds and injury levels
– Check efficacy of pest control methods
– Reduce insecticide treatments and improve their application
– General benefits for the environment
– Mass trapping

In some situations, traps can be used with the specific purpose to catch huge amounts of pest individuals in a short time using different devices and methods.