Stored Product Moths To Decline In European Food Manufacturing

5th October 2010

Exosex SPTab the unique pheromone based control for Stored Product moths receives further registrations in Europe

Winchester (UK) – October 2010 - Exosect, the innovative provider of intelligent pest management solutions announced Ireland as its most recent regulatory approval for Exosex SPTab. 

The unique pheromone based product, which helps food processors to control stored product moth infestations whilst reducing or cutting out insecticide sprays, will be available in Ireland exclusively through Barrettine Environmental Health. This registration follows a string of approvals throughout Europe after its successful launch in the UK last year.  


Chris Parmiter, Divisional Director at Barrettine comments “This is excellent news for the food manufacturing industry.  Since the launch of Exosex SPTab last year, we have already doubled our projected sales in the UK and are looking forward to officially launching the product in the Irish Market in 2011.

Exosex SPTab is currently available in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland.   Full information on current distributors in these markets can be found at Exosex SPTab Distributors


- Ends -


Notes to Editors

Exosex SPTab is a small tablet consisting of Exosect’s Entostat™ powder formulated with minute quantities of the female sex pheromone common to five of the major moth pests of food processing; Plodia interpunctella, Ephestia elutella, Ephestia Kuehniella, Ephestia figulilella, Cadra cautella.

The Exosex SPTab tablet works by attracting male moths to the Entostat powder and female pheromone. As the male moths pick up Entostat powder, their pheromone receptors become overloaded with pheromone and they are unable to locate females. A male carrying Entostat powder will form a mobile pheromone dispenser, producing “false” pheromone trails, which attract additional males.

Contact between the males ensures that the Entostat powder and the confusion effect is automatically passed on, this process is called Auto-Confusion™. The result is a state of sexual confusion amongst the male moth population leading to effective mating disruption.  This product helps processors to reduce and/or eliminate insecticide sprays and consequently, reduce subsequent down-time in production associated with fumigation and spray regimes.  Exosex SPTab was a SOFHT (Society of Food Hygiene and Technology) award winner in 2008.

For further information please contact: Georgina Donovan at Exosect. 

Tel: 02380 603939 or email:

Contact us: Send us an enquiry or call +44(0)845 199 5540
Stored Product Moths To Decline In European Food Manufacturing