Patent Number: 8,586,068

Title: Insect attractants and their use in methods of insect control

Abstract: The present invention utilizes a fatty acid as an attractant in a method of attracting whiteflies. By using a fatty acid as a whitefly attractant, it is possible to attract whiteflies to a desired location. The fatty acid can be used in a lure or other propagator to provide a dispersion of fatty acid in the air, the variation in the concentration of the fatty acid in the air being such that a whitefly is attracted to the lure as the source of the fatty acid. The use of a fatty acid as an attractant results in significantly higher levels of attraction, as measured by the number of whiteflies attracted to a sticky trap, as compared to the use of color alone.

Inventors: Hamilton; James Gordon Campbell (Cheshire, GB)

Assignee: Keele University

International Classification: A01N 25/00 (20060101); A01N 37/00 (20060101); A61K 31/201 (20060101); A61K 31/20 (20060101); A61K 31/202 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018