Glue boards can deliver a lot of information related with pest activity. Hereunder, there are 4 clues you could get while “reading” a glue board.
- POPULATION DENSITY: the more pests trapped on a glue board, the higher the infestation is.
- SIZE OF PESTS: Do you see more juveniles on the glue board? Probably there is a breeding location nearby.
- DIRECTION: check on the trap the path the pests were taking when they captured on the glue. Having this information, you will know how they are moving in the control area.
- TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS: Monitoring the glue boards periodically, comparing the trend of capture, will let you know if the treatment you are using is effective. When the catch rate is decreasing, you are doing great! Otherwise, a different treatment should be preferred.