Monday, 11 December 2006

Press Release: Hygiene Group Interrupts Bugs’ Sex Lives

...A leading food industry cleaning company is using science to disrupt moth mating cycles and prevent them contaminating chocolate bars...

Hygiene Group is using pheromone technology to confuse male tropical warehouse moths, whose larvae can chew through foil wrapping.

The biological solution – which uses insect pheromones in place of traditional pesticides – is part of a long-term trial in conjunction with Exosect Ltd, a research and development company which specialises in environmentally friendly insect pest control.

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