Trece Storgard Insect Monitoring Systems

The Trece Storgard Insect Monitoring system

  • Trece, Inc. of the United States of America is a leading global supplier of the Storgard stored product insect pest monitoring systems.
  • Trece’s Storgard traps, pheromone lures and kairomone lures are available with Giridhar Pai Associates LLP against a range of SIP beetles and moths listed below.

Storgard Dome Trap Benefits:

DURABLE

  • The Dome Trap is made of reusable plastic and is suitable for long-term field use.

SPACE SAVING

  • The Dome Trap’s compact design allows for its use in tight spaces like inside pallets or below stored product racks.

EASY TO USE

  • Dome traps are easy to deploy quickly and are amenable for fast periodic counting of trapped insect.

EFFECTIVE

  • The Dome Trap consistently captures target beetle pests to highlight and pin-point their presence even at very low population levels.

LOW-COST

  • The Dome Trap requires only periodic pheromone lure and oil replacements to attract and trap insects.

Storgard Pheromone Lures are available in India
for the following insect pests

Stored product moth pests Stored product beetle pests
Common name Scientific name Common name Scientific name
Almond Moth Cadra cautella Cigarette Beetle Lasioderma serricorne
Angoumois Grain Moth Sitotroga cerealella Khapra Beetle Trogoderma granarium
Casemaking Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella Confused Flour Beetle Tribolium confusum
European Grain Moth Nemapogon granella Larger Grain Borer Prostephanus truncatus
Indianmeal Moth Plodia interpunctella Lesser Grain Borer Rhyzopertha dominica
Mediterranean Flour Moth Ephestia kuehniella Merchant Grain Beetle Oryzaephilus mercator
Raisin Moth Cadra figulilella Red Flour Beetle Tribolium castaneum
Tobacco Moth Ephestia elutella Sawtoothed Grain Beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis
Webbing Clothes Moth Tineola bisselliella Warehouse Beetle Trogoderma variabile

Storgard Dome Trap and Pheromone Lure Kit types
and their composition

Insect Storgard Product Kit Content
Cigarette Beetle (CB), Confused or Red Flour Beetle (CFB/RFB), Khapra and Warehouse Beetle (KB/WB) Dome Master PCO Kit 25 traps, 25 pheromone lures, 5 oil kairomone attractants
Cigarette Beetle (CB),Confused or Red Flour Beetle (CFB/RFB), Khapra and Warehouse Beetle (KB/WB) Dome Rebait Kit 5 pheromone lures, 1 oil kairomone attractant
Cigarette Beetle (CB),Confused or Red Flour Beetle (CFB/RFB), Khapra and Warehouse Beetle (KB/WB), Indian Meal Moth + 4 (IMM+4)* Lures Kit 25 lures
*The IMM+4 pheromone lure monitors the presence of Indian Meal Moth plus four other moths – Mediterranean Flour Moth, Raisin Moth, Tobacco Month, and Almond Moth and must be used in glued moth traps.

Storgard Dome Trap use instructions

  • 1. Trap placement: Place the trap in a grid pattern, leaving a space of 15-20 m between CB and KB traps and 10 m between CFB/RFB traps.
  • 2. Identification: Mark the lure type and trap number on the trap for easy identification and maintain a trap location map.
  • 3. Placement: Place the Dome Trap on the floor, ledges, baled products, or pallets.
  • 4. Pheromone lures replacement: Replace Storgard pheromone lures periodically per the following schedule: CB: 8 weeks, CFB/RFB: 4 weeks, WB/KB: 6 weeks, IMM+4: 8 weeks.
  • 5. Periodic inspection: Check the Dome traps once weekly and remove the trapped insects and debris from the trap.
  • 6. Applying food attractant oil: Maintain a thin layer (a few millimetres) of the ReBait Kairomone or food attractant oil on the pad, just enough to kill trapped insects. Add ReBait food attractant oil only to the paper pad in the Dome Trap.
  • 7. Care while applying oil: Do not spill Rebait food attractant oil on the vertical wall of the Dome trap, as it may collect dust and allow trapped insects to escape.
  • 8. Ensure the trap’s ability to trap: Leave the Dome trap housing and reservoir connected at all times.
  • 9. Maintenance: Clean the Dome trap reservoir with soapy water every three months.
  • 10. Counting and corrective action: Maintain a record of the Dome trap catches of the target pest and plan appropriate action in response to the counts.

FAQs

There are many types of pheromones, of which sex and aggregation pheromones are common. The Storgard Cigarette Beetle (CB) and Indian Meal Moth (IMM+4) are sex pheromones that attract male beetles or moths. The Confused Flour Beetle / Red Flour Beetle (CFB/RFB) pheromone is an aggregation that attracts female and male insects.
You can use upto three pheromone lures in one Storgard Dome trap in the slots available.
A kairomone is an attractant of insects secreted by one organism to attract another organism. In Storgard Dome traps, a Rebait Kairomone or vegetable oil containing food attractant enhances the trap performance in attracting beetles.
We suggest that you check the Storgard Dome traps atleast once weekly. You can check the traps more frequently if the insect activity increases.
While in use, remove the debris and dead insects from the trap during each count. Once quarterly, clean the trap reservoir with soap solution to remove dirt.

Occasional capture: Indicates a future insect problem and the need for more intensive observations.   As trap counts increase, tighten the trap grid and remove infested products.

High capture: Indicates the need for action to identify and remove infested products, followed by improved hygiene in small areas. Applying pesticide sprays on surfaces surrounding the infested product may also be needed.

Consistent high capture: Indicates a need for increased cleaning practices and a widespread treatment against insects,such as heat treatment or fumigation.

We suggest refrigerated or frozen storage of Storgard pheromone lures to ensure longevity and effectiveness.
No. You can only monitor stored product insect pests by using pheromone traps. You will need to use chemical pesticides to control stored product insect pests.
Thereare two types of pheromone trap count thresholds: average insect per trap and the maximum insect per trap, both during the count period. Exceeding the count threshold should result in an inspection to detect the source of infestation.
We recommend that you check the Storgard pheromone traps atleast once weekly. Increase the checking frequency if you find higher insect activity.
The weekly pheromone trap counting should consider inspection to detect infestation if the established threshold is breached. After the infestation source is detected, better cleaning, removal of infested product, chemical pesticide spray application and treatment of infested products are required.
Pheromone traps can be used in storage, manufacturing and even in transit. They are useful for detecting and identifying the source of stored product insect infestation in the supply chain.
No, zero pheromone trap counts do not indicate no infestation as pheromones attract only males in the case of sex pheromones, and the traps do not attract other active insect life stages – larvae. Zero trap counts indicate possibly low or no infestation but must be corroborated by physical inventory inspection of old products to check for insect presence.
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