Pheromones-MCH & Verbenone

Douglas-fir and Mountain Pine Beetle Management Program

These programs will protect Douglas-fir, Larch, Spruce, Ponderosa, Lodgepole, Scotch & Austrian Pine from mass beetle attack with anti-aggregation pheromones. These pheromones are important components of pest management that function by signaling to incoming beetles that a potential host tree is too crowded. Anti-aggregation pheromones have been shown to be extremely effective where mass attacks are likely. Trees most likely to be attacked are under stress from drought, nutrient deficiencies, soil compaction from construction and trees near areas damaged by fire. When beetles attack standing live trees, they prefer the oldest and largest trees. This is why you need an integrated pest management program using pheromones, spraying, micro-injection and monitoring to protect your most valuable trees. Turfmaster can evaluate your trees and help you decide on which pheromone will be best for your trees and we can apply them at the proper time.

Pheromones are most effective when they are applied before beetle flight. In this area protection for Douglas -fir, Larch & Spruce is before the first of April. Pheromone protection for Ponderosa, Lodgepole, Austrian & Scotch Pine is before June 30th.