Canadian-made trap helps prevent wireworm

Viola Pruss, CBC News
February 09, 2017
By Viola Pruss, CBC News

 

An Islander has heeded the call to mass manufacture a trap to fight P.E.I.'s wireworm pest.

Ralph Yeo said he decided to start producing the wire trap after reading about its invention about a year ago.

Christine Noronha, an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada entomologist, had created the trap and trademarked it in early 2016, but needed someone to manufacture it.

The trap to stop them is called the Noronha Elaterid Light Trap, or NELT. It's consists of a small solar-powered spotlight, a white plastic cup, and a piece of screening to keep out bigger insects that could clog up the trap.

Yeo said the trap doesn't actually capture the worm but its adult phase, the click beetle. | READ MORE

 

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