Canadian Forest Service Publications

Using scents to trap forest insect pests. 2007. Delisle, J. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, Quebec. Branching out No. 40. 2 p.

Year: 2007

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 28316

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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Pheromones are volatile compounds, or "scents", that are used by insects of a given species to communicate with each other. There are various types of pheromones serving different purposes, i.e., alarm, aggregation, territorial marking, tracking or recognition, and sex pheromones. Researchers with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada are currently working on isolating these pheromones, identifying their components and determining how they are used by insects.

Also available under the title:
Des parfums pour piéger les ravageurs forestiers. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No. 40. (French)