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Protect your trees from the most destructive forest pest in North America. Contech’s Pine Beetle Repellent contains packets of Verbenone, a non-toxic treatment that mimics a pheromone released by the pest when an infested tree is full. University studies show that treated areas fare significantly better than those that are not. This product is NOT registered for sale in the state of California.
Available size: 2-Pack
How It Works
Beetles and other insects communicate using pheromones. This synthetic pheromone replicates the beetle pheromone, sending a message that the tree is full and that the food supply is insufficient for additional beetles. Arriving beetles receive the “message” that they should look elsewhere for a suitable host.
US Forest Service Study – Lolo National Forest, Montana (PDF)
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Staple one pouch 7 feet high on the north face of the tree — or two pouches, one at 6-feet and one at 12-feet — just prior to beetle flight season (April to June, depending on location).
Make a second application just prior to peak flight (usually mid-August).