Sticky Traps – Wetstick

Manufactured with our own Oecotak adhesive. Available in various dimensions and sizes. Supplied in either plastic or PE coated cardboard in white or brown.

Yellow water traps and sticky traps have been used for several decades in scientific studies, on aphids in particular, and their use has spread as inexpensive monitoring and control devices especially in glasshouses. Recent concern for the environment has lead to their more extensive use and more research has been done to optimise the choice of colour and location.

Why use Wetstick 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
  • Wetstick traps catch higher numbers of pests compared to other traps, due to the heavier grade of glue used on the traps. This provides a useful contribution to the reduction in flying pest populations
  Description Traps/Pack
Yellow Sticky Trap Yellow (10 x 20cm) 10 traps per pack
Yellow (10 x 20cm) 50 traps per pack
Yellow (20 x 20cm) 20 traps per pack
Yellow (20 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
Blue Sticky Trap Blue (10 x 20cm) 10 traps per pack
Blue (10 x 20cm) 50 traps per pack
Blue (20 x 20cm) 20 traps per pack
Blue (20 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack
White Sticky Trap White (10 x 20cm) 10 traps per pack
White (20 x 20cm) 20 traps per pack
White (20 x 40cm) 20 traps per pack

Wetstick Traps — Useful Information

Sticky traps are used to catch and monitor flying insect pests. Wetstick 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.

What flying insects will Yellow Wetstick traps catch?

Yellow is a general attractant colour to many types of flying insects. Yellow Wetstick traps will catch; Aphids, Leaf miners, Sciarids, Thrips and Whitefly. They may also catch some beneficial flying insects but not Bees.

How to use Wetstick traps

For high growing crops such as Aubergine, Cucumber, Pepper and Tomato, place just above the head of the 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 with canes in the crop. See the œcos colour guideline for which colour traps should be used for different pests.

Rate of use for Wetstick traps

Monitoring – 1 trap per 100 square metres
Mass catching – 1 trap per 20 square metres
Heavy mass catching – 1 trap per 2 square metres
(for heavy mass catching it is recommended to use 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.