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Sticky Insect trap


An adhesive strip used to monitor insect infestations. Sticky traps for insects were developed in the 1970s. The strips contain a tacky, non-drying Adhesive that traps and retains any insects coming into contact. Some strips are housed in boxes or tents. They can also be taped to the floor or hung near a light. Sticky traps are often baited with food or pheromones to attract the insects. The retained insects can be identified and counted as part of an integrated pest management program.

Sticky Insect trap

Synonyms and Related Terms

vapor pest strip; insect trap; The Trapper; Mr. Sticky; Zone Monitor; Catchmaster; Yellow Sticky Strips

Resources and Citations

  • N. Odegaard, "Insect Monitoring in Museums", WAAC Vol 13 (1), Jan. 1991, 19-20.