Fruit and berry growers know that fruit flies are more than just those annoying little bugs flying around the kitchen - they are major crop pests. These pheromone lures mimic the chemicals that the target insect produces to attract members of their species for reproduction. When used in conjunction with fruit fly traps, these lures will attract and catch the adult flies, which breaks their reproductive cycle. This action results in fewer larvae and maggots to damage crops. With the risk of infestations at bay, fewer conventional insecticides are needed. This is a money-saving advantage, but it also allows natural parasites and predators to maintain a healthy population and do their part. The use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices and biological controls will provide your crops with continued control throughout the season.
Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Ceratitis capitata) - With an appetite for more than 260 different fruits, nuts, flowers and vegetables, this invasive insect is one of the most devastating pests out there. The Medfly is a serious threat to deciduous fruits like apple, pear and peach but is equally threatening to citrus crops. Use this lure with a Scentry Jackson Trap or a Scentry Multilure Trap.
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Oriental Fruit Fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) - A short life cycle helps this insect to keep its population thriving and its passion for a long list of crops allows it to easily infest an orchard or garden. These flies can affect more than 150 different kinds of fruits and vegetables, including apricots, avocados, bananas, citrus, coffee, mangos, papayas peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes. Use this lure with a Scentry Jackson Trap or a Scentry Multilure Trap.
Melon Fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) - This fly is a serious agricultural pest in its native India and, unfortunately, it is now found in 40 countries and has continued its crop-destroying nature wherever it goes. As its Latin name suggests, this is a pest of cucurbits like melons, pumpkins and squashes. However, this pest also likes solanaceous vegetables like eggplants, peppers and tomatoes. Use this lure with a Scentry Jackson Trap or a Scentry Multilure Trap
Apple Maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella) and Walnut Husk Fly (Rhagoletis completa) - Apple Maggots infest apples, plums, pears, apricots, hawthorns, and crabapples. These pests appear in July; females lay their eggs under the skins of apples; eggs hatch in 5-10 days and the maggots feed on apple flesh leaving brown tunnels and eventually rotting the fruit. Walnut Husk Flies are pests of walnut orchards. Look for adults starting in May; however, adult emergence can occur as late as early July. Trap as soon as possible. Peak season for adult walnut husk flies will be between mid-July and mid-August. Use this lure with Scentry Multigard AM Traps.
Mediterranean Fruit Fly - Trimedlure Plug, 2 gr.
Oriental Fruit Fly - Methyl Eugenol Plug, 2 gr.
Melon Fly - Cue-Lure Plug, 2 gr.
Apple Maggot/Walnut Husk Fly - Ammonium Carbonate Polycon