Treatments to eradicate the pine processionary.

To combat and control the pest of processionary there are different ways, it is recommended to know the phases or larval cycles. With the arrival of spring, specifically between February and April, we begin to see the first caterpillars that descend in procession (in a row) to the ground, where they are buried and form the nymph (chrysalis or pupa) of which And during the summer the butterfly is formed. It is paired and the female lays eggs on the acacia or leaves of conifers.

After 35 or 40 days of laying (between September and October) the birth of the caterpillars takes place. These create pockets that serve as shelter for the winter months while feeding on acicular, which end up drying and falling, causing the pine to become weaker and thus facilitate the infestation of other pests.

The pine processionaria (Thaumetopea Pityocampa schiff) is a Lepidopteran from the Mediterranean area which is distributed between Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, etc. As well as Germany and Switzerland, has five larval stages and in terms of the influence of temperature on its biological cycle, the following thresholds must be taken into account:

1. 32º C: Beginning of the upper lethal threshold.

2. 25º C: Regrouping of the colony.

3. 20º C: Tissue of the nest, search of sun.

4. 0º C: Regrouping of the colony. The activity stops.

5. -7º C: The lethal threshold of the isolated individual begins.

6.-10ºC: The lethal threshold of the colony begins.

Among the methods for the control of pine processionaria we find:

* Break the pocket.

* Tramps and pheromones.

* Anti-caterpillar Insecticide

* Physical barriers

nest

To eliminate pest processionary is necessary to control the larval cycle.

One way to eliminate pockets is to cut, collect and burn nests in winter. Extreme care should be taken with the manipulation of the pockets because of the effects of hives they produce. There is a trap at the tip of the pole that is placed POP or octopus catcher of nest-bags of the pine processionary.

Tool trap for control pine processionary Model MT-249 Link purchase

Glue tape that acts against ants, caterpillars, pine processionaria, female moth and other pests that climb along the trunks or lay eggs.

cinta encolada

Trap protection for trees and plants Ref.83282 Link purchase


5-meter long tape that acts against ants, caterpillars, pine processionaria, female moth and other pests that climb along the trunks or lay eggs.
- Also effective against various moving tracks by logs.
- It is impregnated with a tail that does not dry so when these pests descend or climb the tree trunk they get trapped in the self-adhesive tape and is resistant to rain.

Anti-caterpillar collar is a physical barrier to avoid contact and damage of caterpillars (and their stinging hairs) with people and animals. It is not a way in itself for the control of the processionary pest. The function is to mitigate the sanitary problem of the contact with the caterpillars, to stop the processions and to offer a last barrier if other previous control treatments have not had sufficient effect. The device is placed and subsequently removed and stored after the period of use and can be reused for several seasons.

Trampa collar procesionaria

 Complete kit trap Procrex anti-orugas collar Model P637 Link purchase

Another method of pest control is the use of traps with pheromones, which attracts males to the containers where they are adhered, affecting the breeding cycle, is also used to control and determine the moment of birth of the caterpillars, Start treatments with a more correct date. These traps are placed in the late spring / summer season, as the hatching phase of the pine processionary moths is around July to September, depending on the area and temperatures.

Trap of elimination moths of pine processionary Ref.92CE00030 Link purchase

Pheromones Thaumetopea Pityocampa 1 UD. Ref.082CE00001 Link purchase

Mitotic mimetic insecticide, specific to lepidopteran caterpillars. It acts on young larvae and forces them to change. Acts as swallowed.

Insecticida orugas

  Anti caterpillar insecticide 30ml Ref.730183UNID Link purchase

- Box 30ml.
- mitotic insecticide of molt hormone, specific frentre to lepidopteran caterpillars. It acts on young larvae and forces them to change. Acts as swallowed.
- Composition:

     Tebufenocide 24.7%

- Dosage: Apply at a dose of 0.3-0.4ml of product per liter of water to 85L of phytosanitary broth.

- Registered in the Official Register of Phytosanitary Products nº: 21683.
- AUTHORIZED FOR DOMESTIC OUTDOOR GARDENING

Insecticida anti orugas

Anti caterpillar insecticide 100ml Ref.730184UNID Link Purchase

- Bottle 100ml.
- mitotic insecticide of molt hormone, specific frentre to lepidopteran caterpillars. It acts on young larvae and forces them to change. Acts as swallowed.
- Composition:

     Tebufenocide 24.7%

- Dosage: Apply at a dose of 0.3-0.4ml of product per liter of water to 300l of phytosanitary broth.

- Registered in the Official Register of Phytosanitary Products nº: 21683.
- AUTHORIZED FOR DOMESTIC OUTDOOR GARDENING