Insect Attractants for “Good” and “Bad” Insects
ISCA’s attractant formulations are based on naturally-occurring semiochemicals and can be used to help or protect crops in several ways.
The most popular use of attractants is to lure pests to traps for control via the mass trapping strategy. Attractants can also be used to induce beneficial insects to come to, and stay in, crops for goals such as enhanced pollination or natural pest protection.
ISCA’s semiochemical insect attractants are made up of compounds—like pheromones, plant volatiles, flower oils, sugars and proteins—that mimic insect attraction systems found in nature. By identifying processes already existing in nature, ISCA can use them to create sustainable technologies to manage insects.