Use of Pheromones in Pest Control

Pheromones can be synthesized chemically and used as attractants in traps. The most important part of the trap is the apparatus that carries this attractant. This mimics the sexual scent of the female insect and lures the male individuals into the trap. Pheromones are species-specific, and males are attracted by this scent, which is released only from females of their own species.

Pheromones Usage Patterns

BKS APPLE GUARD is used with delta type traps and adhesive insert cards.

For monitor purposes; 1 or 2 traps should be hung on 1 hectare and the time of pest control should be determined by checking the traps frequently.

Mass purpose; 1 trap (approximately 200-250 traps/ha) per tree should be hung. Traps should be hung on the side branches of trees at a height of 1.5 m from the ground. The working time of pheromones is between 4 and 6 weeks. Expired pheromones should be replaced with new ones.

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