Sticky Traps and Other Tools for the Scout

By: The Green Spot  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pest management, Traps, Sticky Traps

The products on this page are helpful to the pest management scout. They help making scouting doable and successful. On these pages are the following product groups:

Monitoring Traps

Yellow and Blue Sticky Traps

Use yellow sticky traps to trap/monitor most pests. (Includes , , , , , , and many others). But be aware they may inadvertently capture parasitic wasps, midges, and beetles. Use with care. Reduce hang-duration if needed, just be consistent.

Trap Support Stakes

The placement of sticky traps should be either on the surface of the soil (for gnats), or 2-3 inches above the plant canopy. In some crops — those 2 to 8 inches or so — but not all, this allows the use of convenient metal trap stakes. Otherwise you can do what many growers have done for years: Use a bamboo stake and a wooden clothespin.

Red Spheres

Sticky Tapes

Sticky Wires

This is another feed store- or tack-store-type item. It’s a fine sticky-coated wire on a reel that is strung above head height in a barn or other similar area. The flies will land on it and decide to stay… forever. We’ve heard good things about this product.

“Tangle Trap” Trap Coating

Keywords: Pest management, Sticky Traps, Support Stakes, Traps,

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These aphid predatory midges are great in trees and greenhouse tomatoes and other crops. Green lacewings are aggressive predators of aphids and other soft-bodied pests. These aphid parasitic mini-wasps are supplied as ready-to-emerge mummies. These aphid parasitic mini-wasps are supplied as pre-fed. Excellent for prevention and low infestation management. Aphidoletes aphidimyza - midge pupae in hangers.


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These 12-inch stakes are useful for placing sticky traps in greenhouse crops like plugs and flats of small annuals. Use these traps to scout for pests by monitoring the number of trapped pests each week. Yellow Sticky Traps - 3×5 monitoring/trapping cards. Diatomaceous Earth - insect barrier powder. These mini-scopes help a lot.


Books and Educational Aids Online

This title also offers a well-rounded view of IPM, but it’s mainly geared towards the needs of small growers and gardeners. A very modern, very complete book capable of answering most of your biocontrol and IPM questions. Rodale’s Controlling Pests & Diseases - by Michalak & Gilkeson. Knowing & Recognizing - by Malais & Ravensberg.