Monitoring – Suggested Supplies

Some suggested supplies to keep handy for monitoring include:

  • IPM equipmentSticky traps
  • General insect food pheromones
  • A light source (e.g. LED flashlight)
  • Tweezers
  • Small polyethylene zip-loc baggies
  • Small plastic or glass vials with lids
  • Magnifier (e.g. loupe, or hand-held lens)
  • Small brush
  • Pencil
  • Indelible marker
  • Pest log book
  • Pest identification sheets
  • Carrying case

The ability to magnify and capture an image of trapped pests is helpful in obtaining a proper identification.  The following digital USB microscopes have been found useful by members of the IPM-WG and the wider PestList community (listing does not imply endorsement).

USB endoscopes with LED lights can be useful for examining hard to access locations.  They can be purchased in 5.5 and 8.5 mm diameters.

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