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In the orchard, it is necessary a natural defense against harmful flying insects in agronomy and civil, through a continuous mass capture, to significantly reduce the need for chemical pesticides.

Asian hornet queens hibernate in early winter, many of which are already fertile, sheltering in protected cavities, such as heaps of wood, more easily in putrid or wet areas, and precisely in spring they come out of winter.
 

Roam voracious: they need sweet substances (they look for pollen, flowers ...) to feed properly after months of rest and recover their strength to start looking for places favorable to the construction of the nest for the future colonies.

Flies are very common insects present in various species in every country and in addition to creating discomfort, can transmit various diseases, be deposited on food before it is ingested: gastroenteritis, dysentery, intestinal worms, salmonella, etc.
 

In food storage warehouses, as well as in businesses, flies can contaminate production, causing significant economic damage.
 

(Foto: Ulleo @ Pixabay)

Cydia pomonella is one of the most harmful Lepidoptera for pome fruits.
 

The larvae damage the fruit by digging tunnels, where they remain until the end of development.
 

The damage they cause to the fruit makes it fall and can no longer be marketed.
 

(Foto: Donald Hobern @ Flickr)

The walnut maggot is an easily recognizable dipteran: it is cream colored and often has black spots, transparent wings with dark bands.
 

Each female can lay up to 400 eggs, inside the nut shell that is already marked by the females themselves with an inhibitory pheromone (to ensure that other specimens do not deposit in the same nuts). When hatched, the eggs feed on the ball; the larvae ripen in 3-5 weeks: they cause the darkening of the hull which slowly covers all the fruit.

RED COLORED TRAPS SPECIFIC FOR DROSOPHILA SUZUKII

VASO TRAP®: selective trap for monitoring and massive trapping
TAP TRAP®: trap for massive capture

Suggested bait by the Edmund Mach Foundation in San Michele all’Adige (TN):

Mix into traps apple cider vinegar (3/4), red wine (1/4) with a tablespoon of brown sugar. Replace the bait inside the container every 15 days.

We tend to use wasp traps only when the ripe fruit is on the trees: it is not enough.
In fact, vespas and hornets are greedy for figs, apples, pears and other sugars that our orchard offers, but what we do not know is that the use of wasps traps is only possible when the fruit is ripe.
 

It is certainly useful to catch hornets who eat the fruits of our work, but for them the fruit is just as greedy as the bait of our trap and we risk reaping just as ruined fruits, despite the traps full of insects.
 

(Foto: JKohler @ Flickr)

Sfera Trap™ is an ingenious device for attracting and killing various kind of flying pests: midges, mosquitos, common flies, fruit flies, olive flies, wasps, hornets, Vespa velutina (Asian hornet) lepidoptera, etc.

NB: do not use on flowering plants.

RED COLORED TRAPS SPECIFIC FOR DROSOPHILA SUZUKII

VASO TRAP®: selective trap for monitoring and massive trapping
TAP TRAP®: trap for massive capture

Suggested bait by the Edmund Mach Foundation in San Michele all’Adige (TN):
Mix into traps apple cider vinegar (3/4), red wine (1/4) with a tablespoon of brown sugar. Replace the bait inside the container every 15 days.

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