Adult male garden chafer beetles are drawn into the chafer beetle trap by means of a pheromone attractant lure. Once the garden chafer beetles fly to the trap, they hit the plastic vanes on top, and are funnelled down inside, where they are unable to escape.
For replacement lures please call a member of our sales team on 01902 440250, to order packs of three.
The adult garden chafer beetle is around 10 mm long with chestnut brown wing casings and a shiny dark green head, thorax and leg. Adult male garden chafer beetles are drawn into the chafer beetle trap by means of a pheromone attractant lure. Once the garden Chafer beetles fly to the trap, they hit the plastic vanes on top, and are funnelled down inside, where they are unable to escape.
There are six chafer species in the UK. The garden chafer beetle trap catches the garden chafer, Phyllopertha horticola, the species that causes most turf damage. The chafer beetle trap alerts greenkeepers and turf mangers that Garden Chafer beetles are present and that egg laying will follow. Once the adult female has laid its eggs, they will develop into chafer grubs, leading to both primary and secondary damage of turf surfaces such as; golf greens, tees, fairways and semi roughs, cricket outfields, bowling greens, sports pitches and ornamental lawns.
Garden chafer beetle traps help to reduce adult beetle egg laying and give a valuable warning that chafers are present. Monitoring the active life stage of insect pests forms an integral part of Integrated Pest Management and allows for better informed application timing of Entomopathogenic Nematode treatments.
For more in depth information, please read the Integrated Management Strategies For Maximising The Efficacy Of Entomopathogenic Nematodes document.
Suspend the chafer trap with the string at a height of 50-100 cm from the ground.
The aluminium sachet containing the lure should be stored in a freezer or fridge until use. If stored in a freezer at -18 °C the lures will have a shelf life of 2 years from the date of production.
Chafer Beetle Trap Components
To discuss further information regarding the Garden Chafer Beetle Trap and Replacement Lures, or to place an order via phone call, please contact our technical sales team on +44 (0)1902 440250.