Insect Traps & Lures
Livingseeds has stepped up and found an innovative way to ensure that the home gardener and small-scale farmer are able to access these tools to help protect their efforts in the garden. Traps and lures to target specific pests are arguably some of the most environmentally sound methods of pest control.
Real IPM (integrated pest management) 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, using organic chemical remedies.
Each one of these has its own place in your arsenal of weapons against pests, and in turn, helps to control disease outbreaks.
Pherolures and colour-based traps have long been a tool only for large farms that could afford the outlay to get specific control methods. Livingseeds stocks a large range of traps and lures specifically for the South African market. All our IPM products are sold individually to enable you to easily and cost-effectively use these important tools to overcome 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 specific pests.
Note: The actual traps can be reused multiple times and the type of pherolures can be changed over the course of a single season.
We have top-up pherolures available for sale so that you can keep your traps in constant operation.
Note: Most lures work for 4-5 weeks and certain lures work for 20 weeks. 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 approximately 3 years.
Insect, Traps, Lures, IPM, Garden Supplies