Insect Traps & Lures
Once again Livingseeds has stepped up and found an innovative way to ensure that the home gardener and small scale farmer is able to access these important tools to help protect their efforts in the garden. Using traps and lures to target specific pests is probably one of the most environmentally sound methods of pest control.
Real IPM is an integration of many different aspects. How you cultivate, what plants are planted when and how, using beneficial insects to control population, using colour or scent based traps and lures and finally organic chemical remedies.
Each one of these has its own place in your arsenal of weapons against pests, and in turn helping to control disease outbreaks.
Pherolure and colour based traps have long been a tool only for large farmers that could afford the outlay to get the specific control methods. Livingseeds is now stocking the Insect Science range of Traps and Lures, this is a South African based company that creates products specifically for the South African market. All of our Insect Science products are sold individually, to enable you to easily and cost effectively use these important tools in your constant fight against vegetable and fruit pests.
The beauty of these traps and lures is that you can target a specific pest and eliminate that pest only, leaving every other insect out of the equation. It is essential to note that only a very small percentage of insects that occur in your garden are pests, the others are all beneficial insects that are either predators or important pollinators. Indiscriminate trapping (UV lights) or chemical spraying will have a massive detrimental effect on the ecology of your garden and your immediate environment.
We have bundled the traps and lures together to provide you with the exact recipe to target a specific pest.
Note that the actual traps can be reused multiple times and the type of Pherolures used can be changed over the course of a single season.
We have loose traps and top up Pherolure lures available for sale, so that you can keep your traps in constant operation.
The Pherolures need to be stored in a fridge if you are keeping them for a few months, alternatively for long term storage a freezer would be best. Lure lifespan in a freezer is approx. 3 years.