The ISCA Pitfall Trap is a proven, aesthetically pleasing and inconspicuous trap designed for use, with the appropriate species specific pheromone, for the mass trapping and monitoring of many beetle pest species such as the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus
, South American palm weevil Rhynchophorus palmarum
, and beetles of the subfamily Dynastinae, including the Asiatic / Coconut rhinoceros beetle Oryctes rhinoceros
. This trap has prefabricated cuts on the sides which allow for stakes (not included) to be inserted through the cuts into the ground for improved stability if necessary, for example, from wind or animal activity.
The ISCA Pitfall Trap is similar to the Picusan trap but has been improved with ISCA's enlarged lure receptacle which offer more lure options. When compared to standard pitfall traps, the ISCA Pitfall Trap has been proven to be more effective and require less maintenance.
- Unique shape and texture allows trap to be
deployed above ground, no burying needed!
- Water reservoir inside for trapping insects.
- Enlarged and externally accessible lure receptacle allows for use of many different types of dispensers, including solid and liquid attractants: plugs, rubber septa, tapes, wafers, cotton plugs, sachets, capsules, and ISCA's SPLAT and Hook attract & kill formulations.
If you already use, or prefer to construct your own bucket type traps, consider the low cost AR980 Pitfall Trap Vane Kits, which have vanes designed to hold the lure and fit into a standard bucket.