Insect Pheromone



June 15, 2020

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  • Pheromones are substances produced as messengers that affect the behavior of other insects, animals and members of the same species. In order to engage in routine activities, each species of insects relies on more than one hundred chemicals during its life. Pheromones can be mainly divided into the following species in function: trace pheromones (to locate a food source), aggregation pheromones (to find individuals of the same species), alarm pheromones (to warn any sort of danger) and sex pheromones (to attract adults of the opposite sex for mating). Simple insect pheromones are straight chain compounds, including hydrocarbon, alcohol, and esterandaldehyde. Others are side chain compounds. In addition, ketones and epoxy compounds are also included. Alfa Chemistry offers a wide range of different insect pheromones that respond to control pests effectively and respectfully with the environment. Learn more:

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