This trap is sold without pheromones, do not forget to purchase them seperatly.
This trap can be used to detect the presence of processionary caterpillars and limit infestations.
Sex pheromones are produced by the female caterpillars to attract males for the reproduction of the species.
This pheromone capsule, thaumetopoea pityocampa, attracts male moths and captures them in the trap preventing them from finding their mates and fertilizing the eggs.
Population levels will be effectively reduced by using the trap over 2 or 3 years.
This trap can be used for several years.
Easy to use :
Trap location : Place the trap in the tree canopy at 2 to 3m high.
Number of traps : 1 trap per isolated grove of trees or 6 to 8 traps per hectare.
Renewal of the pheromones : life span of about six months depending on weather conditions.
Traps should be installed before moth emergence.