1 plastic bottle (2 Liter)
Knife, scalpel, scissors
Red paint: Pantone 186 C Red, specialty plastic
Lure bottle: LDPE: Low-Density Polyethylene. Fisher Scientific. No.: 2750-9050
Lure solution: mixture of methanol and ethanol (3:1)
Galvanized wire, approx. 12-gauge
Galvanized wire, approx. 24-gauge
Soapy water (unscented): mixture of 4 tablespoons of liquid soap to a gallon of water
Using the marker, draw a 4” x 4” square in the middle of the plastic bottle.
Cut out the window with a scalpel and scissors.
Paint the outer surface of plastic bottle and cap.
Drill a hole in the center of the bottle cap. The hole should be big enough to insert the end of the wire hanger.
Insert the 12-gauge galvanized wire through the hole in the top of the cap and bend it into a small loop. Bend the other end of the wire into a loop large enough for hanging on tree branches.
Secure one end of the 24-guage galvanized wire to the 12-gauge wire loop and tie the other end around the neck of the lure bottle, positioning it in the middle of the bottle.
Pour 1-2 inches of unscented soapy water into the bottom of the bottle.
Hang the trap on a coffee branch at 1.5 m (chest height).
Phone: 1- 800-766-7000; Fax: 1-800-926-1166. Fisher Scientific. 200 Park Lane Drive.
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Or seek a lower price online or locally.
Lure: methanol:ethanol 3:1. Check with the following suppliers on availability, and any requirements for purchase:
II. A commercial coffee berry borer trap and coffee berry lure can be ordered from:
AgBio Inc. http://www.agbio-inc.com Contact information: Jan Meneley, Westminster, CO
80031; ph 303-469-9221; fx 303-469-9598
Coffee berry borer lure: methanol:ethanol 3:1; packaging is 10 lures per sealed foil
package. Grower price is $4.95 per lure, plus freight from Colorado. There will be a
discount for volume purchase.
The formulation is a gel matrix of the active
ingredients in a controlled-release dispenser.
Small red coffee berry borer trap: (Fig. 1. left), $8.95 each, plus freight.
Large red funnel coffee berry borer trap: (Fig. 1 right), $17.95, plus freight.
AgBio is the U.S. distributor for ChemTica, representing a wide range of agricultural and
consumer products. ChemTica is one of the leading insect pheromone and trap suppliers worldwide.
Japanese beetle trap: (Fig. 2). This trap must be painted with Pantone 186 C Red, specialty plastic. Price for this trap and the container cup is ~ $ 12.00.
Fig. 1. Coffee berry borer trap used in Latin America. Lure is Methanol:ethanol 3:1, One funnel trap (left), large funnel trap (right).
Fig. 2. Japanese beetle trap used in Hawai‘i to collect the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Curculionidae: Scolytinae).