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).

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