18th August 2009
Exosect to present pioneering Exosex SPTab solution at the ‘Life After Methyl Bromide’’ event, organised by the Society of Food Hygiene Technology (SOFHT)
Exosect, a leading provider of Intelligent Pest Management solutions, has announced that it will be presenting and exhibiting its pioneering Exosex SPTab solution at the ‘Life After Methyl Bromide 2’ event, organised by SOFHT on the 23rd September.
The event, which is being held at the Holiday Inn, High Wycombe, follows on from Life After Methyl Bromide 1, one of the Society’s most popular events of 2008. Organised jointly with Acheta, it will cover a range of new techniques and technologies for controlling Stored Product pests.
Winner of the SOFHT Award for ‘Best New Product’ in 2008 and recently shortlisted for the 2009 Agrow Awards, Exosex SPTab, is an innovative and environmentally friendly method of pest control in food processing and storage environments.
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.
Further information on Exosect – including interviews, demonstrations, users stories and site visits – is available from:
Georgina Donovan / Jemma Tompkins
Tel: 02380 603939 / Fax: 02380 603969