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HERCON® ENVIRONMENTAL is proud to introduce a new configuration of HERCON® INSECTAPE® with PROPOXUR
HERCON® INSECTAPE® is an insecticidal strip with application clip that kills foraging fire ants, wasps, hornets, yellowjackets and spiders (excluding black widow and brown recluse). It keeps insects...
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Our mission is to help our customers grow their business by delivering products and services of exceptional value distinguished by their quality and innovation on time every day. In turn our customers reward us with the privilege of being their solution provider. For 30+ years Hercon has remained a leader in the research, development, manufacturing, and sales of environmentally compatible insect monitoring and control products based primarily on insect pheromone technology.

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Anti–Aggregation

DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE VBN

(Verbenone Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant Flakes)

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DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant Products are manufactured in the form of small inert polymeric flakes formulated to provide a controlled-release of the naturally-occurring scents used by bark beetles to signal others of the species, and certain competing species, to avoid trees or forest areas already occupied by high beetle populations. When applied by ground or by air, these products function as "No Vacancy" signs to invading bark beetles seeking suitable host trees to infest, thereby causing them to avoid the treated trees or tree stands and move elsewhere. This naturally–triggered dispersal behavior can help to prevent the build-up of fatally damaging beetle concentrations on high value trees and in important forested areas. Two products are currently available, each formulated to be effective against specific species of bark beetles.

DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® VBN Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant contains as its sole active ingredient the naturally-occurring scent substance, verbenone, used by mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonusponderosae) and others as an anti-aggregation signaling agent to avoid overcrowding in infested trees or tree stands. Verbenone is approved also as a food flavoring ingredient by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and is commonly used in herbal teas. US Forest Service tests have demonstrated, with low to moderate beetle population levels, aerial application of relatively low rates of DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes to tree stands can reduce the incidence of beetle attack on susceptible trees by about 65-70% compared to similar untreated stands. US Forest Service tests also have indicated ground application of DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes with a suitable sticker agent directly onto the trunks of individual susceptible trees can provide a significant level of protection compared to similar untreated trees.

DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes can be applied by air to large forested areas using a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft equipped with suitable dry granule spreader equipment calibrated to deliver the labeled rate of product at the desired application speed. DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes can be applied by ground to small forested areas or tree stands using a suitable hand-held fertilizer spreader or a modified blower such as the Hercon TURBO-TAC™ Applicator mounted on an ATV or other suitable vehicle. DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes can be applied to individual trees using either a small hydroseeder applicator modified to deliver the required quantity of tank-mix containing product, sticker, thickener, and water to each tree, or using Hercon´s hand-held PODDS™ (Pheromone On Demand Delivery System) Applicator that can deliver preset quantities of pre-mix containing product, sticker, and thickener to each tree. Always read, understand, and comply with product label directions when handling or using this product.

 

DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE VBN

(Verbenone Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant Flakes)

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DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE® Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant Products are manufactured in the form of small inert biodegradable flakes formulated to provide a controlled-release of the naturally-occurring scents used by bark beetles to signal others of the species, and certain competing species, to avoid trees or forest areas already occupied by high beetle populations. When applied by ground or by air, these products function as "No Vacancy" signs to invading bark beetles seeking suitable host trees to infest, thereby causing them to avoid the treated trees or tree stands and move elsewhere. This naturally-triggered dispersal behavior can help to prevent the build-up of fatally damaging beetle concentrations on high value trees and in important forested areas. Two products are currently available, each formulated to be effective against specific species of bark beetles.

DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE® VBN Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant contains as its sole active ingredient the naturally-occurring scent substance, verbenone, used by mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonusponderosae) and others as an anti-aggregation signaling agent to avoid overcrowding in infested trees or tree stands. Verbenone is approved also as a food flavoring ingredient by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and is commonly used in herbal teas. US Forest Service tests have demonstrated, with low to moderate beetle population levels, aerial application of relatively low rates of Verbenone Flakes to tree stands can reduce the incidence of beetle attack on susceptible trees by about 65-70% compared to similar untreated stands. US Forest Service tests also have indicated ground application of Verbenone Flakes with a suitable sticker agent directly onto the trunks of individual susceptible trees can provide a significant level of protection compared to similar untreated trees.

DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE® VBN Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant products aremade entirely from a biodegradable polymer used in medical applications such as sutures and tissue scaffolding that eventually biodegrade.

Moisture and microbes in the forested areas work on the polymer to break it down into water and CO2.

There is no harm to the wildlife and the environment.

DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes can be applied by air to large forested areas using a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft equipped with suitable dry granule spreader equipment calibrated to deliver the labeled rate of product at the desired application speed. DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes can be applied by ground to small forested areas or tree stands using a suitable hand-held fertilizer spreader or a modified blower such as the Hercon TURBO-TAC™ Applicator mounted on an ATV or other suitable vehicle. DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE® VBN Flakes can be applied to individual trees using either a small hydroseeder applicator modified to deliver the required quantity of tank-mix containing product, sticker, thickener, and water to each tree, or using Hercon´s hand-held PODDS™ (Pheromone On Demand Delivery System) Applicator that can deliver preset quantities of pre-mix containing product, sticker, and thickener to each tree. Always read, understand, and comply with product label directions when handling or using this product.

 

DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE MCH

(MCH Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant Flakes)

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DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant Products are manufactured in the form of small inert polymeric flakes formulated to provide a controlled-release of the naturally-occurring scents used by bark beetles to signal others of the species, and certain competing species, to avoid trees or forest areas already occupied by high beetle populations. When applied by ground or by air, these products function as "No Vacancy" signs to invading bark beetles seeking suitable host trees to infest, thereby causing them to avoid the treated trees or tree stands and move elsewhere. This naturally-triggered dispersal behavior can help to prevent the build-up of fatally damaging beetle concentrations on high value trees and in important forested areas. Two products are currently available, each formulated to be effective against specific species of bark beetles.

DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® MCH Bark Beetle Anti-Aggregant contains as its sole active ingredient the naturally-occurring scent substance, methyl cyclohexenone, used by Douglas-fir beetle (Dendroctonuspseudotsugae) and others as an anti-aggregation signaling agent to avoid overcrowding in infested trees or tree stands. US Forest Service tests have demonstrated, with low beetle population levels, aerial application of moderate rates of DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® MCH Flakes to tree stands can reduce the incidence of beetle attack on susceptible trees by about 90% compared to similar untreated stands. These results also indicate it is likely ground application of DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® MCH Flakes with a suitable sticker agent directly onto the trunks of individual susceptible trees can provide a significant level of protection compared to similar untreated trees.

DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® MCH Flakes can be applied by air to large forested areas using a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft equipped with suitable dry granule spreader equipment calibrated to deliver the labeled rate of product at the desired application speed. DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® MCH Flakes can be applied by ground to small forested areas or tree stands using a suitable hand-held fertilizer spreader or a modified blower such as the Hercon TURBO-TAC™ Applicator mounted on an ATV or other suitable vehicle. DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE® MCH Flakes can be applied to individual trees using a small hydroseeder applicator modified to deliver the required quantity of tank-mix containing product, sticker, thickener, and water to each tree. Due to the larger size of the flakes of this product, use of the PODDS Applicator is not appropriate for applications. Always read, understand, and comply with product label directions when handling or using this product.

 
Mating Disruption

DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE BSLB

(Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle MD with Fuscomol)

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Pheromone dispensing flakes for application by aerial or ground equipment for the control of pest insect populations by the prevention of insect mating.

These products utilize naturally occurring pheromone "perfumes" produced by female insects to attract males of the same species for mating. When the species-specific pheromone is synthesized in large quantity, formulated in a controlled-release product, and applied to forest or crop areas to be protected, its continuous release forms a confusing "scent cloud" that interferes with the males' ability to follow natural pheromone scent trails to females of the species. Since mating is disrupted, population explosions of harmful insect pests are prevented and valuable forests and crops are protected without the broad scale use of toxic insecticides.

HERCON DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE BSLB is intended for use in reducing the recently introduced brown spruce longhorn beetle damage in forests and woodlands by interfering with the beetle mating communication. Disruption of the mating communication process may result in a decrease in the population causing a reduction in the number of viable eggs and thus reducing the damage caused by this bark beetle.

 

DISRUPT II GM

(Gypsy Moth Mating Disruptant)

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Pheromone dispensing flakes for application by aerial or ground equipment for the control of pest insect populations by the prevention of insect mating.

The pheromone is a sex attractant produced by the female moth creating a distinct scent trail that the male moth uses to locate her for mating. It is species specific meaning Disrupt II targets only the gypsy moth and no other insects, fish, reptiles, birds or mammals. Disrupt II works by interfering with the scent communication between the adult male and female moths. It is not a chemical that will kill the gypsy moth but will hide or "mask" the scent trail the male moth follows to locate the female for mating purposes. When the product is aerially applied over trees the tiny flakes start to slowly release a small amount of gypsy moth pheromone into the area. The released pheromone will then permeate throughout the treated area covering up the distinct scent trails produced by the female gypsy moths. Therefore the male moths cannot find and mate with the female moths causing a significant decrease in fertilized eggs and reducing the gypsy moth population.

DISRUPT II GM is based on Hercon´s proprietary pheromone controlled-release technology proven safe and effective in over 15 years of use in the US Forest Service´s Gypsy Moth Slow-the-Spread Program with aerial applications to 300,000 – 600,000 acres of eastern forests annually.

 

DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE GM

(Gypsy Moth Mating Disruptant)

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Pheromone dispensing flakes for application by aerial or ground equipment for the control of pest insect populations by the prevention of insect mating.

The pheromone is a sex attractant produced by the female moth creating a distinct scent trail that the male moth uses to locate her for mating. It is species specific meaning Disrupt II targets only the gypsy moth and no other insects, fish, reptiles, birds or mammals. Disrupt BIO-FLAKE GM works by interfering with the scent communication between the adult male and female moths. It is not a chemical that will kill the gypsy moth but will hide or "mask" the scent trail the male moth follows to locate the female for mating purposes. When the product is aerially applied over trees the tiny flakes start to slowly release a small amount of gypsy moth pheromone into the area. The released pheromone will then permeate throughout the treated area covering up the distinct scent trails produced by the female gypsy moths. Therefore the male moths cannot find and mate with the female moths causing a significant decrease in fertilized eggs and reducing the gypsy moth population.

 

DISRUPT MICRO-FLAKE SBW

(Spruce Budworm Mating Disruptant)

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Pheromone dispensing flakes for application by aerial or ground equipment for the control of pest insect populations by the prevention of insect mating.

These products utilize naturally occurring pheromone "perfumes" produced by female insects to attract males of the same species for mating. When the species-specific pheromone is synthesized in large quantity, formulated in a controlled-release product, and applied to forest or crop areas to be protected, its continuous release forms a confusing "scent cloud" that interferes with the males' ability to follow natural pheromone scent trails to females of the species. Since mating is disrupted, population explosions of harmful insect pests are prevented and valuable forests and crops are protected without the broad scale use of toxic insecticides.

 

DISRUPT BIO-FLAKE SBW

(Spruce Budworm Mating Disruptant)

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Pheromone dispensing flakes for application by aerial or ground equipment for the control of pest insect populations by the prevention of insect mating.

These products utilize naturally occurring pheromone "perfumes" produced by female insects to attract males of the same species for mating. When the species-specific pheromone is synthesized in large quantity, formulated in a controlled-release product, and applied to forest or crop areas to be protected, its continuous release forms a confusing "scent cloud" that interferes with the males' ability to follow natural pheromone scent trails to females of the species. Since mating is disrupted, population explosions of harmful insect pests are prevented and valuable forests and crops are protected without the broad scale use of toxic insecticides.

The BIO-FLAKE formulation is made of a biodegradable product that will naturally and rapidly biodegrade.

 
Lures

LURETAPE EPSM

(European Pine Shoot Moth)

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For use in SCOUT™ Insect Traps and other insect traps to detect and monitor insect pests

These products utilize insect pheromones, food attractants, or other attractants to lure specific pest insects into insect traps so their presence can be detected and their population levels monitored over time. By placing appropriate traps with lures in areas to be protected and checking them on a regular basis, a buildup of pest insect populations can be noted and corrective action taken in time to prevent major damage to forests, crops, or stored products.

 

LURETAPE GM

(Gypsy Moth)

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For use in SCOUT™ Insect Traps and other insect traps to detect and monitor insect pests

These products utilize insect pheromones, food attractants, or other attractants to lure specific pest insects into insect traps so their presence can be detected and their population levels monitored over time. By placing appropriate traps with lures in areas to be protected and checking them on a regular basis, a buildup of pest insect populations can be noted and corrective action taken in time to prevent major damage to forests, crops, or stored products.

 

LURETAPE NPTM

(Nantucket Pine Tip Moth)

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For use in SCOUT™ Insect Traps and other insect traps to detect and monitor insect pests

These products utilize insect pheromones, food attractants, or other attractants to lure specific pest insects into insect traps so their presence can be detected and their population levels monitored over time. By placing appropriate traps with lures in areas to be protected and checking them on a regular basis, a buildup of pest insect populations can be noted and corrective action taken in time to prevent major damage to forests, crops, or stored products.

 

LURETAPE NM

(Nun Moth)

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For use in SCOUT™ Insect Traps and other insect traps to detect and monitor insect pests

These products utilize insect pheromones, food attractants, or other attractants to lure specific pest insects into insect traps so their presence can be detected and their population levels monitored over time. By placing appropriate traps with lures in areas to be protected and checking them on a regular basis, a buildup of pest insect populations can be noted and corrective action taken in time to prevent major damage to forests, crops, or stored products.

 
Traps

SCOUT Diamond

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For use with LURETAPE® Insect Lures and other lures to detect and monitor insect pests.

SCOUT traps are available in two main types; disposable weather-resistant paperboard traps of various designs that use sticky surfaces to capture trapped insects, and reusable plastic traps of several types that use controlled–release toxicant strips to kill captured insects. Regardless of type, all require the use of pheromone or attractant lures in the trap to cause target insects to enter and become caught. Specific trap and lure combinations are recommended for each pest insect species.

 
Pest Control

VAPORTAPE II

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For use in insect traps as a toxicant to prevent escape of captured insects.

VAPORTAPE Insecticidal Strips utilize the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP) as a rapid knockdown toxicant to kill target insects lured into certain types of traps to prevent their escape and make insect identification and counting easier. In use, the controlled-release action of the product allows continuous release of fresh toxicant over extended periods of time, eliminating the need for frequent replacement. Two product types are available, VAPORTAPE BW Insecticidal Strips for use in boll weevil monitoring traps and VAPORTAPE GM Insecticidal Strips for use in gypsy moth monitoring traps and other types of traps.

 

INSECTAPE

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For use in telecommunications and utility equipment to prevent insect infestation.

INSECTAPE Insecticidal Strips/Patches utilize the active ingredient propoxur (BAYGON®) as a toxicant/repellent to prevent insect infestations in telecommunications, utility, traffic control, and other types of sensitive equipment susceptible to insect caused malfunction. The product has two useful effects: 1) when applied inside enclosed spaces such as equipment boxes or cabinets, it has a repellent effect on most pest insect species that deters them from entering; 2) if insects enter anyway, they pick up enough toxicant to kill them when they to come in contact with the product as a result of their search behavior. In use, the controlled-release action of the product allows continuous release of fresh toxicant for a full year or more, depending on actual use conditions, providing cost-effective insect control to prevent insect caused malfunctions and equipment servicing problems.

 
Other

MICRO-TAC

(Sticker Agent)

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Hercon® Micro-Tac™ is a proprietary product that functions as a sticker. Micro-Tac™ is intended for use with Hercon® Disrupt Micro-Flake® and Bio-Flake mating disruptant and anti-aggregant products that are labeled for agricultural, forestry, non-cropland, ornamental, right-of-way and turf uses.