Food attractants are substances that cause insects to come to them as if they were sources for food or for the laying of eggs.
Ceratitis capitata is a species of brackish dipterous of the family Tephritidae native to the west coast of Africa, where very close species live. From there it spread to areas with temperate, subtropical and tropical climates of the two hemispheres. It is considered a cosmopolitan species because of the worldwide dispersion that is currently due to a large extent to the increase in world trade in fruits.
In spite of its origin it is usually called Mediterranean fruit fly, since it is in these Mediterranean countries where its economic impact on crops is higher. It is also sometimes called simply fruit fly.
DAMAGE FLY OF THE FRUIT
Direct damage to the fruit causing its rot. They can cause their rot.
FRUIT FLY PREVENTIVE MEASURES
- Removal or destruction of damaged fruits.
- Detection of the first flies with traps based on food attractants.
- Installation of 75-100 traps per hectare once the first flights have been detected.
- Start or protect abandoned trees that are guests of this pest (fruit trees in general).
FOOD ATTRACTIVE CHARACTERISTICS
- It is a solution based on food attractants of Ceratitis Capitata. It emits volatile compounds that exert a specific attractive action on said phytophagous. It does not contain pheromones or insecticides so it is a totally natural product. By its way of use, it does not generate any type of waste in the fruits.
- Can be used in any of the crops affected by Ceratitis Capitata: citrus (mandarin, orange, lemon, grapefruit, etc), stone fruit (peach, apricot, nectarine, plum, cherry, etc.), pip fruit (apple) , pear), vine, tropical and other fruit trees (cherimoya, avocado, pineapple, fig, persimmon, banana, mango).