sticky traps - drystick

 

Drystick - Hot Melt Adhesive, a more user-friendly trap.  Adhesive does not come off on your hands.

 

We have introduced a sticky trap which is more user friendly.  The adhesive is covered with a silicone coated paper which is removed when the trap is positioned.  The paper is perforated so that it can be removed in sections if required for monitoring purposes.  This adhesive is generally not active for as long as the Oecotak adhesive as it is more easily saturated with insects or dust and debris.  Drystick traps are available in yellow or blue plastic in various dimensions.

 

Drystick Traps and Bumblebees

 

Drystick insect traps provide excellent tools for monitoring and catching flying insect pests in glasshouses and protected cropping areas.  One of their advantages is the type of glue used on the traps.  This is commonly known as Drystick glue, which is easy to handle and has a dry, tacky feel, rather than the wet feel of wetstick glue traps.  Drystick traps are effective at catching insect pests but caution should be taken when using in crops where bumblebees are working.

The Drystick glue on a Drystick trap gets increasingly effective at catching insects with higher temperatures, as the glue becomes warmer its holding ability increases.  If Bumblebees land on Drystick traps in warm conditions they are not able to escape.

 

It is quite commonly known that blue is an attractive colour to bees and the use of blue traps in an area with bumblebees present is NOT recommended.  This problem is made worse for the bees if the blue Drystick traps are used, as they are not able to escape from Drystick traps.  Yellow is another attractive colour to bees, so it is also NOT recommended that yellow Drystick traps are used in areas where bumblebees are pollinating plants.

For further information or guidelines on the use of Oecos Insect Monitoring traps and equipment ; please contact your local supplier or Oecos directly.

Description Traps/Pack
Yellow Drystick (10 x 25cm) 10 traps per pack
   
Yellow Drystick (20 x 25cm) 20 traps per pack
   
Yellow Drystick (20 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
   
Yellow Drystick (22.5 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
   
Blue Drystick (10 x 25cm) 10 traps per pack
   
Blue Drystick (20 x 25cm) 20 traps per pack
   
Blue Drystick (20 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
   
Blue Drystick (22.5 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
   
White Drystick (10 x 25cm) 10 traps per pack
   
White Drystick (20 x 25cm) 20 traps per pack
   
   
   
   

The trap sizes shown are our standard trap size.  If you require a non standard size please contact us.

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