Insect Science

A bio-technology company located in the sub-tropical region of Tzaneen, South Africa, where a young innovative team pursue eco-friendly solutions to pest management. Established in the year 2000 by Gerhard Booysen to research and develop new technology to reduce the use of toxic pesticides and to help growers produce environmentally safe crops that contribute to the world’s food security.

Backed up by years of proven scientific research from around the world, Insect Science® are leaders in the development and manufacture of pheromone  based products and provide a full range of quality insect traps, plant enhances and the unique Attract and Kill technology. Pheromone products are one of the building blocks of modern Integrated Pest Management strategies in agriculture, forestry and undercover crops.


The T.A.PheroLure® contains the female Tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) pheromone for the monitoring of male Tomato leaf miner in combination with the Insect Science (Pty) Ltd Yellow Delta Trap® in Tomatoes.


The F.A.W. PheroLure® rubber septa contains the female Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) pheromone for the monitoring of male Fall Armyworm on maize and sorghum in combination with the Insect Science (Pty) Ltd Yellow Bucket Funnel Trap®.

X-Mate™ F.C.M. is a ready-to-use, pheromone based,
mating disruption product, which disorientates male
False Codling Moth (Thaumatotibia leucotreta) resulting in
the failure of the male moths to locate the female moths
and thus reducing mating. X-Mate™ F.C.M. is used in
Avocados, Citrus, Litchis, Pomegranates, Stone Fruit, Tree
Nuts and Vineyards and is ideal where Integrated Pest
Management programs are followed.


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