Verbenone Repellent Pouch Mountain Pine, Southern Pine and Ips Beetle Verbenone pheromone beetle repellent.
Verbenone Mountain Pine Beetle Repellent Pouches contain the pheromone verbenone that prevents attacks by the mountain pine beetle on all varieties of pine trees. When present in sufficient concentration, verbenone signals incoming beetles that the target tree is already infested. The result is that the beetles are forced to fly elsewhere making them vulnerable to natural predators.
Verbenone Pine Beetle Repellent helps protect your high-value pine trees. The Pine Beetle is the most destructive forest pest in North America.
The Canadian Forest Service describes the current pine beetle epidemic as the largest insect infestation in North American history.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company® Verbenone vs. Beetleblock® Verbenone Facts
Verbenone Fact #1:After extensive USFS testing at both its Missoula, MT and Pineville, LA Technology Development Centers of both our Contech® brand verbenone and Beetleblock® brand verbenone pouches, the USFS chose our Contech® verbenone in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and now again in 2013 as its primary supplier for its purchase of verbenone pouches. Contech Verbenone proved in USFS testing to be the highest output verbenone pouch available.
Verbenone Fact #2: Our Contech® verbenone is the only verbenone pouch EPA approved for application to individual living trees at a rate of one pouch per tree. Do not be fooled, Beetleblock® brand verbenone requires a minimum of two pouches per tree!
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Verbenone Fact #3: Our Contech® verbenone were selected to replace defective Beetleblock® brand Verbenone shipped to the USFS in 2014.
Verbenone Fact #4: Contech® brand verbenone is manufactured in British Columbia, Canada under the most stringent North American quality control standards. Beetleblock® brand verbenone is manufactured by ChemTica Internacional S.A. in Costa Rica.
Verbenone and how it works. Beetles and other insects communicate using pheromones. Verbenone a synthetic pheromone treatment for high value pine trees & replicates the beetle pheromone, sending a message that the tree is full and that the food supply is insufficient for additional beetles. Arriving beetles receive the "verbenone message" that they should look elsewhere for a suitable host.
Does Verbenone really work? Verbenone has been used as part of integrated pest management programs (IPM) for more than a decade. Many studies show that areas treated with Verbenone, as part of an IPM program, fare significantly better than those that are not.
How safe is Verbenone? Verbenone is environmentally safe and non-toxic to humans, pets and birds. Always follow the verbenone label instructions provided.
How to use Verbenone. Staple or nail the first Verbenone pouch 7 feet high (2m) on the north face of the tree just prior to beetle flight season (April to June, depending upon location). For additional protection attach a second pouch just prior to peak flight (usually mid-August).
- Timing - A single (1) verbenone application mid to late June prior to beetle flight or two (2) verbenone applications late May and again mid July.
- Rate - 1 or 2 verbenone applications per season, one (1) verbenone pouch/application std. and two (2) verbenone pouches/application on high value trees. Thirty (30) verbenone pouchs/acre, 150 verbenone pouchs/ 5 acres.
For more information on when, where and how to use Verbenone, email our forestry expert John Vanderhart or conact by phone at 303-747-6414, toll free 800-603-6271.
USDA Using Verbenone to Protect Trees from Mountain Pine Beetle
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