The traps are hardwearing and can be used for several seasons. This plastic trap has two parts. It consists of the upper transparent part and a bottom yellow cup part with a small entrance for insects. In addition to these, there is a pheromone basket and a suspension rope. Parts are used by assembling from clips. The pheromone basket is attached inside the transparent bucket. The bottom yellow cup part is filled with a soapy water solution. Replace the water as it evaporates.

The trap is designed for multi-purposes; it can be used as a funnel trap by turning it upside down and attaching the green roof.

The purpose of use

It is used in conjunction with the pheromone to capture flying insects for monitoring and mass trapping.

Monitoring: With traps, the first adult emergence of target pests can be detected. Accordingly, the pest control time is determined.

Mass trapping: As soon as the first adult captured in monitoring trap, the traps are hung intensively at regular intervals. In this way, a large number of adult insects are caught. Thus reducing the caused damages on the crop.

To be considered for use of traps for mass trapping are as follows:

- The distance between the traps

- Number of traps required per unit area

- The replaced interval of the pheromone capsules in the traps depends on indicative diffusion of lure

The method of use

McPhail trap uses: orchards, field, warehouses. 

Suitable for use in dusty and indoor areas.

The trap’s dome-shaped transparent top makes it easier to see the flies for monitoring.

The yellow cup part of trap is attractive to many fly species.

Attractant lures are added to the traps to attract the flies into the traps.

The traps start to catch before the fruits start to mature and continue until the end of the harvest.

Hang in a south facing tree canopy in the shade at a height of 1.5-2.0 m. Ensure trap entrances remain unobstructed by leaves and branches.

Target pests

McPhail trap is designed for the monitoring and mass trapping of fruit fly species: Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), olive fly (Bactrocera (Dacus) oleae) and spotted wing fruit fly (Drosophila suzukii).