Pest control: adhesives for sticky insect traps

Keeping homes critter-free is something we all want, especially in those summer months when flies and other insects seemingly want to take over our homes. An insect-free environment is even more important in agriculture, where a pest infestation can damage food production and, ultimately, impact the bottom line. Adhesives play a vital role in delivering effective pest control solutions, helping maintain insect-free environments. Read on for further information.

Practical and environmentally friendly insect traps:

Insect traps are essential for pest and insect control and are available in various designs, shapes, and colours. These traps utilise a sticky surface that can be impregnated with a pheromone lure to attract pests, which then adhere to the glue board and eventually meet their demise. They find wide applications in farming, industry, public health, and households to combat unwanted infestations of cockroaches, moths, mites, flies, and other insects.

To ensure effectiveness, insect traps come in various forms, such as sheets, rollers, bands, tapes, strings, towers, spirals, and bags, designed to cater to different insect types and settings. The advantage of using practical solutions like insect traps is that they are non-toxic, so unlike insecticides, they can be used at home and in the workplace without harming the environment or endangering the health of family members, pets, or other wildlife.

Adhesives for insect traps:

To maintain insect-free environments, it’s crucial to choose an adhesive that performs reliably in all climates and across all seasons throughout the lifespan of the insect trap. The right adhesive should remain tacky even when exposed to UV light, maintaining its tack, adhesion, and cohesive strength. It should also be non-dripping, providing excellent holding properties even during high temperatures. The key benefits of selecting the right adhesive include:

  • UV resistance: Suitable for outdoor use.
  • Heat resistant: Non-dripping in warmer temperatures.
  • Low application temperature: To protect substrates during production.
  • Adaptability: Adhesives for different insect trap designs.
  • Rigorous testing: Heat, UV, and durability tests to ensure consistent performance.

Ultimately, an adhesive that remains tacky throughout the insect trap’s lifespan will ensure customer satisfaction, safeguarding the brand and company reputation. This, in turn, leads to repeat business and enhanced profitability for the insect trap manufacturer.

Find the right adhesive:

Choosing the right adhesive for your product can be a sticky business, but here at Beardow Adams, we have decades of experience supplying insect and pest control companies worldwide. Our existing insect trap adhesives have a proven track record of success across different companies and product designs. Moreover, if necessary, we can develop new adhesives tailored to your individual requirements. Feel free to get in touch with us to find out more:

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