The Science of Entomology 

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Male Annihilation Technique (MAT) Concept

PheroMAT™ is our Male Annihilation Technique (MAT) device.This technique involves the use of bait stations, compressed fibreboard blocks (50 mm x 50 mm x 12.7 mm), impregnated with a male lure (Phero) combined with a contact insecticide (usually technical malathion). The purpose of this technique is to reduce the population of male fruit flies to such an extent that mating is prevented. 

This technique is well known for the control and eradication of Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) with the use of methyl eugenol and malathion impregnated bait stations. This treatment should be repeated every six to eight weeks.

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