Field Tests with an Attract-And-Kill Device for the Boll Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

G.H. McKibben, J.W. Smith, and J.E. Leggett


A mixture of grandlure, feeding stimulants, and a toxicant were formulated into an attract-and-kill device for the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis Boherman). Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used to formulate the active ingredients into a "bait cone" that was placed on a bamboo or wooden stake with a coating of feeding stimulants, attractants, and a toxicant. Shellac was used as the binder, Field tests with the device have showed that they are effective in killing boll weevils and have the potential for becoming an inexpensive new control method for this Species, particularly in the early and late season periods.

Reprinted from 1990 Proceedings: Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences pp. 303 - 304
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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