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Chemical attractants for yellowjacket wasps
- Aldrich, J.R.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,740,319 B2
- Vespidae, insect attractants, volatile compounds, linalool, acetic acid, chemical composition, vapors, dispensers, insect traps, pest monitoring, insect control, patents, USDA, United States
- A combination of volatile components which act synergistically to effectively attract yellowjackets in the Vespula species group is provided. A preferred formulation includes (E)-2-hexenal and linalool in the first component (A) and acetic acid and isobutanol in the second component (B). The two components are combined such that the vapors of the components blend to effectively attract the targeted yellowjackets. A dispenser may be utilized to release the vapors and may also be included within a trap to provide a means for monitoring or controlling the insects.