Pheromone Baits & Lures

Pest Warehouse's comprehensive line of insect pheromones and forestry semiochemical products including insect repellents, traps, baits and attractants have been designed to improve management of insects and insect pests, while minimizing negative environmental impacts.

Tree baits concentrate bark beetle attacks enabling forest managers to better contain infestations for more effective beetle removal and retention of timber market value. Species specific beetle and moth traps monitor insect populations and aid a variety of control strategies. Pheromone and kairomone traps are also sensitive detectors of non-indigenous forest insect pests. Pest Warehouse's  line of insect pheromones and forestry semiochemical products have been an industry standard for nearly two decades, making us truly North America's forestry leader.

Pest Warehouse distributes many kinds of lures, each designed to release a pheromone or other message-bearing chemical at a desired rate. Each type of lure is tested experimentally in the field against specific insects. To purchase a specific bait or lure please contact us.

Rubber Septa

  • used primarily for volatile moth pheromones which are attractive to adult males
  • placed on the sticky surface of delta or other traps, but pheromone dispersion can be improved if hung from roof of trap using plastic tab
  • used mainly for detection and monitoring of moth pests, such as codling moth and spruce budworm

  • made by adding a volatile semiochemical to a liquid plastic, which then hardens
  • release rate determined by cutting lure to desired length
  • semiochemical releases from walls and end of lure
  • used for many types of pheromones including nun moth sex pheromone, lineatin (an ambrosia beetle aggregation pheromone) and honey bee queen mandibular gland pheromone

  • used to release large amounts of semiochemicals
  • typically used to release large amounts of host plant volatiles like ethanol and alpha-pinene
  • high and low-release ethanol sleeves available
  • provide constant release rate until the material is gone
  • wide sleeves should be suspended on the outside of Lindgren or panel traps
Bubble Caps

  • contain liquid lure in a reservoir with an impervious backing, and a thin plastic membrane heat-sealed over the bubble
  • used for release of pheromones at the milligram level at a constant rate over many weeks
  • often used for bark beetle pheromones
  • typically suspended within central column of Lindgren trap
Polyethylene Bottles

  • used to provide intermediate release rates (between sleeves and bubble caps)
  • used to release small amounts of tree volatiles like alpha-pinene or myrcene
  • used in Lindgren and panel traps
  • if used in Lindgren trap, should be placed to rest within the open central column
Eppendorf Tubes

  • provide slightly lower release rates than polyethylene bottles