An alternative to the vapona, consisting of a contact insecticide applied to the inside of the flippers' lid.
This system allows to continue applying the technique of massive capture, after the use of the vapona was forbidden. It is important to note that this technique is the most effective for the control of Ceratitis capitata.
The results of the tests, carried out in recent years by the Plant Health Services of the Autonomous Communities and by the production companies, invariably demonstrate a significant improvement in the effectiveness of contact insecticide applied inside the lid with respect to the vapona
Zero added placement and disposal costs. Simply replace the cover of the previous year with a new one with the incorporated insecticide. To replace the attractant, it is sufficient to open the lid. The caps used will be collected by a certified company. Persistence in the field is greater than 4 months.
It does not affect the useful fauna, only the fly adults that enter the trap and go to the transparent upper part.
In some cases it has been detected that the ants feed on dead adults inside the trap without being affected by the insecticide in the trap.