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In certain seasons the olive tree may appear immune to attacks by flying pests: this is because in those seasons the proliferation of insects that could damage this plant is hampered by their natural enemies. However, in particular climatic conditions this tree is very vulnerable to flying pests’ aggressive and harmful attacks.

 

The timely use of suitable eco-friendly traps with food baits is the best solution for a selective capture of flying pests. Preventing attacks by these pests is very important and knowing how to recognise possible threats is essential for prompt action. 

 

The oil fly is the insect that creates one of the most worrying economic damage, because it affects the quality and quantity of olives produced in olive groves, thus leading to the production of poor quality oil.  It is also considered to be the main vehicle for the transmission of the “olive knot disease". 

 

Serious damage can also be caused by the olive moth, which causes the fruit to fall from the tree. The carpophagous type of this insects penetrates the fruit down to the stone, causing the drying out or early fall of the olives, while their larvae remain on the plants and in the fall (August to September) cause the detachment of the drupes.

Our eco-friendly traps for flying pests naturally defend the olive tree and significantly reduce the need for pesticides, if not eliminating them altogether. In fact, Tap Trap and Vaso Trap are indispensable for the uninterrupted low cost mass trappings until the end of the season, and have no negative environmental impact. Furthermore, Sfera Trap is a chromotropic glue trap suitable for day and night mass trapping.

 

Click on the trap for advices and bait recipes, which vary according to the type of harmful insect to be caught.

 

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Pyralis, moths and many types of lepidopters
Bactrocera Oleae

The traps that can help you are:

Use the following recipes

FRUIT FLIES and MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLIES (cherry, citrus, walnut, olive orchards, etc.) - Tap Trap

Pour into the bottle ½ litre of liquid ammonia (the one used for cleaning, with no added scent) and add some raw fish scraps (such sardines, anchovies or similar).

The bait is ready (as ammonia comes already diluted in the right amount of 5%.)
 

 
FRUIT FLIES and MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLIES (cherry, citrus, walnut, olive orchards etc.) - Vaso Trap

Pour into the jar 350 ml of liquid ammonia (the one used for cleaning, with no added scent) and add some raw fish scraps (such sardines, anchovies or similar).

The bait is ready (as ammonia comes already diluted in the right amount of 5%.)

 
SFERA TRAP

After inserting the two 1.5V AA batteries (not included), insert the luminaire into its seat inside one of the semispheres. Sfera Trap is now ready to be assembled - How to do it

 

Before applying the glue, wrap the sphere with a transparent plastic film (such as cling film, or two clear shower cups); then apply a suitable glue.

In the event of loss of adhesion, the glue can be reapplied several times.

 

In addition to using only glue, or glue and attractants on it, Sfera Trap can also support insecticides and pheromones.

 

Practical advice: Use disposable gloves in the preparation of the sphere and the various products used. To avoid damage from possible spillage of glue, place a protective sheet underneath the sphere, such as cardboard or paper. In the eventuality of glue spillages these can be removed using white spirit or turpentine - How to do it