CIDETRAK® IMM MEC™: A Microencapsulated Sprayable Pheromone for Indian Meal Moth

CIDETRAK® IMM MEC™: A Microencapsulated Sprayable Pheromone for Indian Meal Moth

The Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella), or IMM, is the number one stored product pest worldwide. Its control and prevention
are well known but underutilized due to varying economics. Available industry wide, CIDETRAK® IMM MEC is a microencapsulated sprayable mating disruptant for IMM and four other moth species.

WHAT IS CIDETRAK® IMM MEC?

CIDETRAK IMM MEC is a highly sophisticated microencapsulated (MEC) controlled release formulation, created to control, and prevent infestation of IMM and four other moth species. It employs a non-toxic synthetic replica of the female-produced sex pheromone to suppress, deny, or delay mating of IMM adults.

HOW DOES CIDETRAK IMM MEC WORK?

CIDETRAK IMM MEC slowly releases pheromone chemistry through a polymeric matrix or “microcapsule” formed around the pheromone. It uses air currents, building convection, or HVAC systems to distribute the pheromone throughout the treatment area.

WHAT LEVEL OF EFFICACY WAS ACHIEVED IN TRIALS WITH CIDETRAK IMM MEC?

Results have been exceptional! Three years of R&D trials were conducted in some of the harshest environments available comparing CIDETRAK IMM MEC to CIDETRAK IMM MESO solid mating disruption and non-treated similar sites. CIDETRAK IMM MEC compared very favorably to CIDETRAK IMM MESO and much better than non-treated sites.

HOW DOES ONE APPLY CIDETRAK IMM MEC?

CIDETRAK IMM MEC may be applied as a general surface spray, fogging, spot spray, or crack and crevice treatment where targeted insect infestations are present. Use spray/application equipment capable of delivering a variable spray or coating to uniformly apply the solution such as handheld sprayers, electric sprayers, or fogging equipment. The product may also be tank mixed with an adulticide and/or insect growth regulator.

WHY WAS CIDETRAK IMM MEC DEVELOPED?

The evolution of mating disruption technology never stops. CIDETRAK IMM MEC provides a more economical solution for clients with IMM issues. And the added benefit of combining control and prevention products into a multi-faceted IPM program allows for more solutions for the end user and PMP.

More information regarding STORGARD® monitoring and mating disruption, may be seen on Trécé’s website under Stored Product Insects IPM PARTNER® Guidelines for Stored Product Insect Monitoring.

Contributing Author: James Miller, ACE Market Manager, PCO, Trécé Inc

product pour

Use as a singular spray,
tank mix or fogging application

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Source: USDA ARS Dr. James Campbell; Trécé Incorporated: James Miller, and
Dr. Jessica Lindenmayer

spraying and fogging visuals

Simply spray it or fog it.