Spotted Wing Drosophilia Home-made Trap

Spotted Wing Drosophilia Home-made Trap


SWD Monitoring is a critical first step in doing your part to help control these bad buggers.

15 in stock (can be backordered)

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Spotted Wing Drosophilia is a very small and troublesome pest. Scouting or monotoring insects is one of the few and best ways to know if you do or don’t have a pest. Once these counts are taken you can find out if the economic threshold has been met or guage the effectiveness of¬† your control.

I have based these traps off of Michigan State University studies. I have chosen a red cup and have drilled 1/32 sized holes at the top, thus preventing any larger insects from entering the trap. There are a few different bait solutions out there to use. I’ve had good luck with yeast based solution. Checking the traps weekly and rotating the bait is very important.

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