Ask The Expert: How Do Pheromone Traps Work

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QUESTION: How do pheromone traps work?

ANSWER: Pheromones are natural compounds that are created in the body of an insect. Insects use pheromones to communicate with each other. We have isolated many of these compounds in the laboratory and use them to lure the insects into a sticky trap.

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DIY: Live Trapping

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Sometimes you want to do it yourself and that’s great, but it’s important to remember that trapping live wild animals without the proper training and experience may lead to failure. You may not catch the animal you are trying to. The professionals at Poulin’s know animal biology ...



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Pest Spotlight: House Mouse

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Scientific Name: Mus musculus
Common Names: House Mouse
Color: generally gray-brown with a gray stomach
Weight: adults weigh between 17 – 25 grams
Length: up to 20cm, nose to tail

FACT: The house mouse often lives in close association with humans and therefore is termed one of the “commensal” rodents along ...



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