Use Of Pheromone Baited Netting As An Attract And Kill Substrate For Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys
Jentsch, Peter; Lampasona, T.
The invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys (BMSB) is a newly invasive insect pest of agriculture and urban environs. Management of this pest has required frequent and long residual insecticides for effective control. This 1st-year study demonstrates the efficacy of combining commercial synthetic pheromone bait with commercially available insecticide embedded netting in a comparison trial with hand applied insecticide to insect exclusion netting, employed as attract and kill stations for BMSB management near manmade structures to reduce home infestations. In three rural home sites bordering commercial farms, comparative trials demonstrated in late season capture of BMSB, efficacy of insecticide embedded net resulting in ? 68% of Adult BMSB and 70% nymph captures compared to 32% adult and 30% nymph captures observed in hand applied insecticide to insect exclusion netting. Record low populations from field monitoring stations over the past three years were observed in 2016, resulting in no infestation in homes of all three sites.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Community IPM; Landscapes; Homes