As a savvy manufacturer, you know that even a minor pest infestation can cause significant damage to your entire supply chain. That's why we offer innovative and effective pheromone insect control traps to help you stay ahead of the game and protect your valuable tobacco products from harmful moths and beetles.
Meet Lasiotrap and Contrap: our ingenious pheromone pest control traps that will prevent infestations at any stage of your manufacturing, storage or transportation of your tobacco products.
The Lasiotrap was developed to monitor tobacco storage areas. It is well-suited for early detection and localization of insect pests. You can also use the Lasiotrap to determine the severity of an infestation and check the effectiveness of your measures to combat it.
The Contrap was explicitly created for monitoring containers and storage areas, making it an ideal tool for early detection and localization. The Contrap can also determine the magnitude of a beetle infestation and evaluate the efficacy of the initiatives taken to address it.
The tobacco beetle
Also known as the cigarette beetle, the reddish brown, almost hemispherical beetle has a size of 2 to 4 mm. Its body is covered with fine hairs and can be found all over the world. Besides leaf tobacco and tobacco products, the undesirable beetle also infects dried fruits, peanuts, cocoa, maize, wheat and spices.
The tobacco moth
The tobacco moth is 6 to 10 mm long and has a 12 to 20 mm wingspan. The upper forewing is banded pale grey, rather sinuate, and the lower wing is unicolor silver grey. For the tobacco industry, the larval feeding on tobacco (especially flue-cured and oriental) is the most significant damage. Furthermore, the tobacco moth attacks dried fruits, cereals, flour, spices, chocolate and nuts. The stored commodities are being spoilt by silk threads and fecal material.
Tobacco pest traps
For effective pest control, our tobacco pheromone traps provide a practical solution. To get started, store the pheromone capsules in a cool place below 20°C and open the sealed pouch just before deploying the trap. The capsules remain active for 4 to 6 weeks, providing reliable monitoring. When the capsules lose effectiveness, it's time to replace the trap with a new one to maintain optimal pest control.