Pheromone Traps

What are Pheromones

Pheromones are chemical messengers released by insects that mediate communication between the same species.

How does a Pheromone Trap 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 pheromone lures may include floral or food analogues that attract females as well as males. Insect pheromones are used to attract and trap the insect/pests causing damage to crop plants, use of pheromone traps reduces the dependence on chemical insecticides that are harmful to producers and end-users.

Pheromone traps are not only intended for controlling pests alone but also to aid in determining if a pest is present and whether the pest population is increasing 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.

Extending the life of the Pheromone Trap

We have engineered the Pheromone Trap to last as long as possible. We engineer controlled release of Pheromone to maximize the duration of delivery while maintaining the efficacy of the trap, with a lower load.

This ability to release the Pheromone slowly allows the dispenser to stay active, irrespective of weather conditions. This is achieved through the encapsulation of pheromone in nanoparticles.

Advantages of Pheromone Traps
  • Lower cost of pest management
  • Environment-friendly technology
  • Enhanced target pest trapping efficiency
  • Enhanced field life
  • Slow gradual release of pheromone

What Crops Pheromone Traps Protect?

Tomato, Potato, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Mustard, Raddish, Maize, Rice, Sorghum, Sugarcane, Brinjal, Egg Plant, Cotton, Cucumber, Bottle Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Snake Gourd, Ridge Gourd, Mango, Papaya, Guava, Banana, Peach, Pineapple, Citrus Fruits, Pomegranate, Pigeon Pea, Cow Pea, Okra, Bengal Gram, Soya Bean, Sorghum, Groundnut, Cotton, Chilli Beans, Coconut, Date Palm, Oil Palm, and Gherkin.

Pests Controlled by Pheromone Traps
  • Melon Fly
  • Fruit Fly
  • American Bollworm
  • Yellow Stem Borer
  • Pink Bollworm
  • Tobacco Caterpillar
  • Rhinoceros Beetle
  • Red Palm Weevil
  • Tomato Leaf Miner
  • Diamond Black Moth
  • Brinjal Shoot and Fruit Borer
  • Fall Army Worm
Crops that Pheromone Traps Protect