Welcome to Pheronet
Insect pheromones are widely used in modern pest management. Insects use sex pheromones to communicate for mating. Pheromones elicit strong behavioural reactions at minute amounts, they are species-specific and non-toxic.
Monitoring and detection
Pheromone traps are used to detect harmful insect species in a crop. This information can be used to predict infestations at an early stage and to apply appropriate control measures. In some instances, low trap catches indicate that the population level of a pest is too low to result in an economical damage and that no treatment is needed.
By permeating the atmosphere with synthetic pheromones, insect olfactory communication and mate-finding can be prevented. The mating disruption technique is replacing conventional insecticides for control of selected insects.