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:


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


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


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


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


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

Stored product beetle and moth pest-wise pheromone traps and
lure kits avaialble in India

Insect Storgard Product Kit Content
Beetles: Cigarette Beetle (CB), Confused or Red Flour Beetle (CFB/RFB), Lesser Grain Borer (LGB Khapra and Warehouse Beetle (KB/WB), Saw-toothed Grain Beetle (STGB). Dome Master PCO Kit. 25 traps, 25 pheromone lures, 5 oil kairomone attractant vials.
Pheromone Lures Kit. 25 Pheromone Lures.
Moths: Almond Moth (ALM), Angoumois Grain Moth (AGM), Raisin Moth (RM), Tobacco Moth (TM), Webbing Clothes Moth (WCM), Case-making Clothes Moth (CMCM). Pheromone Lures Kit. 25 Pheromone lures.
Stored product insect pest Dome Master PCO Kit – 25 traps, 25 lures, 5 kairomone food attractant vials Pheromone Lures Kit – 25 Pheromone Lures Dome Rebait Kit – 5 pheromone lures, 1 kairomone food attractant vial Quick Change (QC) Dome Master PCO Kit – 25 QC Dome Traps, 25 Lure Trays Master PCO Rebait Kit for Quick Change Dome – 25 Lure Trays
Cigarette Beetle (CB) Available Available Available
Cigarette Beetle (CB + K)* Available Available Available Available Available
Confused Flour Beetle (CFB) / Red Flour Beetle (RFB) Available Available Available Available Available
Khapra Beetle (KB) / Warehouse Beetle (WB) Available Available Available Available Available
Ultra-combi ** (CB+K, CFB/RFB, and KB/WB) Available Available
*CB+K denote CB sex pheromone and kairomone to attract female cigarette beetles and will attract more cigarette beetles into a trap compared to the CB pheromone lures which attract only male cigarette beetles.
**Ultra-combi QC Dome Trap can monitor CB, CFB/RFB, KB/WB and other beetles like drugstore beetle, rusty grain beetle, granary weevil, maize weevil, rice weevil, red legged ham beetle, and saw toothed grain beetle.
Other Storgard product beetle pest monitoring products available : Traps and pheromone lures are available for Lesser Grain Borer (LGB) and Larger Grain Borer (LRGB) and kairomone lures for Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (STGB) and Merchant Grain Beetle (MGB).
Stored product moth pest monitoring kits : The IMM+4 lure monitors Indian Meal Moth, plus four other stored product pest moths, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Almond Moth, Raisin Moth, and Tobacco Moth.
Other stored product moth pest monitoring products : Webbing Clothes Moth (WCM), Casemaking Clothes Moth (CMCM) and Webbing & Casemaking Clothes moth (WCM + CMCM Combi).

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Storgard Insect Monitoring Systems

There are many types of pheromones, of which sex and aggregation pheromones are common. The Storgard Cigarette Beetle (CB) and Almond Moth (AM) 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.
You are most likely having larvae of Ephestia cautella or the almond moth in your product. We suggest you use Almond Month (ALM) pheromone lures with the moth trap to monitor the adult population in your premises.
We suggest that you refrigerate the pheromone lures by which they can last upto a year. For longer storage periods of more than a year, place them in a freezer which will ensure the pheromone lure effectiveness.
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