Insect Attractants for “Good” and “Bad” Insects

ISCA’s attractant formulations are based on naturally-occurring semiochemicals and can be used to help or protect crops in several ways.

The most popular use of attractants is to lure pests to traps for control via the mass trapping strategy. Attractants can also be used to induce beneficial insects to come to and stay in crops for goals such as enhanced pollination or natural pest protection.

ISCA’s semiochemical insect attractants are made up of compounds—like pheromones, plant volatiles, flower oils, sugars and proteins—that mimic insect attraction systems found in nature. By identifying processes already existing in nature, ISCA can use them to create sustainable technologies to manage insects.

How to Use Insect Attractants

Attract & Protect

Occasionally, pest populations are low enough that they can be controlled using traps. ISCA’s attractants can be used to effectively call pests to traps for control via the mass trapping strategy.

Attract & Enhance

ISCA’s natural insect attractants can help or protect crops by calling on beneficial insects to do the work nature intended. Attract honeybees and they will pollinate plants and encourage fruit production. Attract natural predators, such as ladybugs and lacewings, and they can attack the pests causing damage to your plants.

Benefits of Natural Insect Attractants

Targeted action

All our insect attractants target specific species or groups of insects, affecting only these targets without disturbing other insect species.

Natural efficacy

By mimicking and optimizing insect attractant systems already found in nature, we can manage insect populations in the most effective and efficient manner.

Safe for humans, pets & the environment

Our insect attractants contain compounds that are not harmful to humans or animals and leave no residues on plants or the environment.

The ISCA Difference: Mechanized Application

As the foremost innovator in the field, ISCA manufactures the only mating disruption solutions in the market that can be applied both manually and mechanically. This makes our SPLAT line of mating disruption products easier to use and less expensive than all other conventional mating disruption products in the market that require manual application.

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