Sticky Traps – Drystick

Drystick – Hot Melt Adhesive, a more user-friendly trap. Adhesive does not come off on your hands

We have introduced a sticky trap which is more user friendly. The adhesive is covered with a silicone coated paper which is removed when the trap is positioned. The paper is perforated so that it can be removed in sections if required for monitoring purposes. This adhesive is generally not active for as long as the Oecotak adhesive as it is more easily saturated with insects or dust and debris. Drystick traps are available in yellow or blue plastic in various dimensions.

Drystick Traps and Bumblebees

Drystick insect traps provide excellent tools for monitoring and catching flying insect pests in glasshouses and protected cropping areas. One of their advantages is the type of glue used on the traps. This is commonly known as Drystick glue, which is easy to handle and has a dry, tacky feel, rather than the wet feel of wetstick glue traps. Drystick traps are effective at catching insect pests but caution should be taken when using in crops where bumblebees are working.

The Drystick glue on a Drystick trap gets increasingly effective at catching insects with higher temperatures, as the glue becomes warmer its holding ability increases. If Bumblebees land on Drystick traps in warm conditions they are not able to escape.

It is quite commonly known that blue is an attractive colour to bees and the use of blue traps in an area with bumblebees present is NOT recommended. This problem is made worse for the bees if the blue Drystick traps are used, as they are not able to escape from Drystick traps. Yellow is another attractive colour to bees, so it is also NOT recommended that yellow Drystick traps are used in areas where bumblebees are pollinating plants.

For further information or guidelines on the use of Oecos Insect Monitoring traps and equipment, please contact your local supplier or Oecos directly.

  Description Traps/Pack
Yellow Drystick Trap Yellow Drystick (10 x 25cm) 10 traps per pack
Yellow Drystick (20 x 25cm) 20 traps per pack
Yellow Drystick (20 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
Blue Drystick Trap Blue Drystick (10 x 25cm) 10 traps per pack
Blue Drystick (20 x 25cm) 20 traps per pack
Blue Drystick (20 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
White Drystick Traps White Drystick (10 x 25cm) 10 traps per pack
White Drystick (20 x 25cm) 20 traps per pack

Drystick Traps — Useful Information

Sticky traps are used to catch and monitor flying insect pests. Drystick traps are manufactured in the UK and are produced by the insect monitoring trap specialist company; œcos. They are made from coloured plastics and Oecotak glue.

Available as: Yellow, Blue or White traps.
Sizes: 10 x 25cm, 20 x 25cm, 20 x 40cm, 22.5 x 40cm

Pack Size:
10 x 25cm pack of 10 traps in an outer of 120 x 10 traps
20 x 25cm, pack of 20 traps in an outer of 20 x 25 traps
20 x 40cm, pack of 20 traps in an outer of 20 x 20 traps
22.5 x 40cm, pack of 20 traps in an outer of 20 x 20 traps

Why use Drystick traps?

Sticky traps are an important tool in pest management providing:

  • Early identification of flying insect pests and indication of pest levels
  • Guide for when to introduce beneficial insects
  • Guide for timing of spray applications
  • Guide to numbers of flying beneficial insects present such as parasites and predators
  • Drystick traps are very effective at monitoring pests. They are double sided with 4 removable panels. This enables the trap to be used over 4 weeks by releasing one panel per week
  • The glue used on Drystick traps is also easier to handle than Wetstick traps

How to use Drystick traps

For high growing crops such as Aubergine, Cucumber, Pepper and Tomato, place just above the head crop. The traps should be raised as the crop grows. Traps can also be placed near vents or doors to monitor and catch the flow of new pests into the crop. For low growing crops such as pot plants or bedding, place the traps above the plants or support by canes in the crop. Once in position, peel off the paper release papers, one at a time for extended monitoring or all at once to expose the maximum catch area.

See the œcos colour guideline for which colour trap should be used for different pests.

Rate of use for Drystick traps

Monitoring guide – 1 trap per 100 square metres
For Mass catching – use Wetstick traps or Rollertrap

The trap sizes shown are our standard trap size. If you require a non standard size please contact us.

Please contact us for a list of distributors in your area or for further information on prices.