Mini Yellow Pot Plant Trap
Species: Trialeurodes vaporariorum
Sector: Home & Garden
Packaging: 20 x inner cartons of 10 traps per outer box
Designed for use in pot plants within the house, conservatory or greenhouse, these traps attract small flying insects away from the plant by means of the specific yellow colour. The insects are caught and retained on both surfaces by a coating of powerful dry-touch, no-mess insect glue. The traps vary in size across the range of designs, which include a tulip and rectangular shape. The traps come with small metal holders to retain them in the plant pots.
The Mini Yellow Pot Plant Traps are packed 10 per inner (4 colour) box and 20 inner boxes per outer (1 colour) display carton. Mixed packs are also offered.
Research has shown that a number of important pest insects are attracted to a range of specific colour wavelengths. These colours present stimuli to the insect which may elicit a number of responses ranging from host plant recognition to ovipositional attractant, sexual stimuli etc. For a wide range of whitefly, aphids, sciarids, etc, a specific tone of yellow has been found to be a powerful attractant. The Mini Yellow Pot Plant Trap has been designed to take advantage of this behaviour. The specific coloured plastic of the trap is covered with a high-tech non-drying adhesive. Whilst positioned in the pot plant, the attracted insects land on the trap and are stuck fast.