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Sticky Tape Catches Bugs Without Chemicals
A California company says its "sticky tape" insect traps reduce the need for chemicals to control insects in orchards, vineyards, and greenhouses. The traps can also be used in barns or around livestock corrals to catch flies.
Entosphere, Inc., of Fresno, offers several different types of sticky traps:
• "Master Trap" is designed for mass trapping of insects in greenhouses but can also be used outdoors. It comes folded accordion-style. You pull a string through holes in the strip to release the folds and straighten out the strip. Sells for $65 per kit which includes four 75-ft. strips.
• Hopper Finder is a 6-in. wide yellow UV plastic film that's coated on both sides with adhesive. It's sold in 1,500-ft. long rolls. Originally designed to trap leafhoppers that migrate into vineyards, it can also be used in vegetable crops, greenhouses, and nursery-type crops to trap any kind of leaf-sucking insect such as aphids, white flies, thrip leaf miners, leaf hoppers, etc.
In vineyards the material is wrapped around stakes. In other crops it's placed around the perimeter of the field. The product remains effective until it's completely covered with insects or dust and debris. The 1,500-ft. long roll sells for $49.
• Bandmaster protects fruit and shade trees from climbing insects. It consists of a degradable 3 1/2-in. wide UV resistant band with a sticky surface on the treeward side. Available in 6-ft. lengths for homeowners and 20-ft. lengths for agricultural applications. You cut enough material to fit the tree and use a peg to secure the ends together. A 6-ft. length covers five small trees and sells for $10.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Entosphere, Inc., 4623 N. Blythe, Fresno, Calif. 93722 (ph 209 271-0694).

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