Mating disruption /
Monitoring /
Mass trapping

Mating disruption

This technique involves saturating the environment with the insect’s sex pheromone. This confuses the males, so that they cannot locate the females and the consequent mating is prevented or minimised.

It is recommended that these pheromones should be placed in horticultural crops just before planting and in woody plants just before the insect’s first flights, as this measure is effective when pest infestation levels are low.

  • Tutatec.-> Tuta absoluta
  • Exitec. -> Spodoptera exigua
  • Anartec. -> Anarsia lineatella
  • Chilotec HC. -> Chilo suppressalis
  • Cryptotec. -> Cryptoblades gnidiella
  • Graphotec. -> Grapholita molesta
  • Lobetec. -> Lobesia botrana
  • Sesatec. -> Sesamia nonagriodes
  • Zeutec. -> Zeutera pyrina

Monitoring: Traps and pheromones

Pheromones are attractants of various type of insects, which are aimed, depending on the type of trap with which they are combined, at monitoring insects to determine their phenology, distribution, density and dispersion as pests, or even for mass trapping.

  • Anarlab. -> Anarsia lineatella
  • Ceratilab. -> Ceratitis capitata
  • Chilolab. -> Chilo suppressalis
  • Cryptolab. -> Cryptoblades gnidiella
  • Cydialab. -> Cydia pomonella
  • Dacuslab. -> Bactrocera oleae
  • Gortylab. -> Gortyna xanthenes
  • Grapholab. -> Grapholita molesta
  • Armilab. -> Helicoverpa armígera
  • Lobelab. -> Lobesia botrana
  • Mythimlab. -> Mythimna unipuncta
  • Ostrilab. -> Ostrinia nubilalis
  • Palpilab. -> Palpita unionalis
  • Plutelab. -> Plutella xylostella
  • Prayslab. -> Prays oleae
  • Rhagolab. -> Rhagoletis cerasi
  • Amygdalab. -> Scolytus amygdali
  • Sesalab. -> Sesamia nonagriodes
  • Exilab. -> Spodoptera exigua
  • Tutalab LT. -> Tuta absoluta
  • Zeulab.-> Zeutera pyrina

Mass trapping

Mass trapping is a fairly common technique used in fruit, vegetable and olive growing. Normally it involves placing a high density of traps with an attractant and an insecticide to prevent the insect escaping. The dose can be gradually modified, depending on the captures, damage and pest density, until the pest is completely controlled.

  • Ceratipack. -> Ceratitis capitata
  • Chiloprotect. -> Chilo suppressalis
  • Flypack dacus. -> Bractocera oleae
  • Flypack cerasi. -> Rhagoletis cerasi