New Pheromone Lures

Pheromones are specific chemicals that attract insects of the same species or family. Recent research by Insects Limited shows that these pheromones don’t interfere with each other when added together in combination. A pheromone is like a key and lock. A key is specific to its lock. If the key is made properly, it will unlock the lock, much like when a pheromone causes a specific insect response. The insect then will detect the odor at very low levels and a biological reaction will occur. This behavior could be mating, aggregating, or just coming to the food volatiles.

SPB Lure

SPB Lure

This is a newly formulated fiber lure with a combination of Stored Product Beetle pheromones and kairomones (food attractants).

This lure is made to attract:                                                                                                Red and Confused Flour Beetles (Tribolium spp)                                                                 Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile)                                                                       Khapra Beetle (Trogoderma granarium)                                                                     Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)                                                                         Rice Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)                                                                                       Saw-toothed and Merchant Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus spp)                                             Lesser Grain Borer (Rhyzopertha dominica)

Multi Species Bullet Lure

Multi Species Lure

This is a newly formulated Bullet Lure with a combination of 3 different pheromones for beetles and moths that will capture over 20 species of stored product insects.

This combination of pheromones is made to attract:                                                             Food moths like Indianmeal Moths and Mediterranean Flour Moths (Plodia and Ephestia) Warehouse Beetle (Trogoderma variabile)                                                                             Cabinet Beetles (Trogoderma spp)                                                                               Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)

AA Carpet Beetle Lure

AA Carpet Beetle Lure

This new Bullet lure from Insects Limited attracts the adult carpet beetles from two different genera, Attagenus and Anthrenus. There are at least 6 pheromones and kairomones in this lure to attract 4-8 species of adult carpet beetles. These carpet beetles are active in the late spring and early summer. Now is the time to establish a pheromone trapping program for these destructive fabric pests.


Alain VanRyckeghem, BCE has developed new pheromone lures for stored product insects.


2 thoughts on “New Pheromone Lures

  1. Hello – my name is Dr. Jill Gordon and I am an entomologist working as a consultant in NYC and other areas in the Northeast. Last year I spoke with Dave and he sent me some Furniture Carpet Beetle Pheromone Lures to try in a museum in NYC that I am having trouble in controlling the furniture carpet beetles. I did not have any catches with them but have abetter idea of where to try them now – I’d love to get some more to try – either experimentally or purchase some – I am hoping to plan my trapping program both indoors and out to determine the sources for my beetle problem. It is in a well known and beautiful museum and I would love to resolve this issue for them!
    Please let me know if you can help and thanks so much!

    Dr. Jill Gordon
    Mantis Consulting
    (973) 945-1776

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