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S5815 Ecopiège™ Eco-trap Diameter 100 cm
For trees whose girth is 200 to 314 cm
53.68 Available
S5814 Ecopiège™ Eco-trap Diameter 80 cm
For trees whose girth is 145 to 245 cm
47.66 Available
S5813 Ecopiège™ Eco-trap Diameter 66 cm
For trees whose girth is 94 to 200 cm
43.65 Available
S5812 Ecopiège™ Eco-trap Diameter 55 cm
For trees whose girth is 85 to 175 cm
37.63 Available
S5811 Ecopiège™ Eco-trap Diameter 30 cm
For trees whose girth is 70 to 94 cm
33.11 Available
S5819 Riser for Ecopiège™ diameter 55 cm
For trees infected with 10 or more nests
12.80 Available
S5818 Riser for Ecopiège™ diameter 30 cm
For trees infected with 10 or more nests
10.00 Available
S5817 Refill (collecting bag + putty) for Ecopiège™
To replace the previous year's collection bag and to renew the sealing putty.
8.40 Available
S5816 Additional collecting bag for Ecopiège™
For trees infected with 10 or more nests
8.40 Available


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Ecopiège™ (Eco-trap) for Pine Processionary Caterpillars

The Eco-trap is a unique system which allows catching the Processionary Caterpillars as they come down from their nests, before they reach the ground.
Reusable, chemicals and Pheromones free, these traps have effectiveness higher than 97%. Placed approximately 2 metres high, they do not present a danger for children or animals.
Click here to know more about the Pine Processionary Caterpillar, how to recognise it, understand the dangers

How does it work:

The Eco-trap has a small collar which surrounds the tree trunk, and guides the caterpillars towards a bag full of soil in which they bury themselves to transform into chrysalis.
Placed on each tree which has nests, this system allows to collect the quasi totality of the caterpillars.
At the end of the season, remove the bag and burn it or take it to your waste disposal centre.

Assembly instructions:

Once you have spotted the nests, in November, you will have to place one trap per infected tree.
Choose the collar in function of the size of the tree trunk. For trees infected with 10 or more nests, allow for a riser and an additional collecting bag.

- Place the collar approximately 2 metres high, so that the trap is not accessible to children and animals.
- Remove a little bit of bark where the collar is going to sit.
- Place the putty between the collar and the tree trunk, carefully so as not to leave any holes to avoid the caterpillars escaping.
- Do not intervene while the caterpillars are coming down from their nests, they can stay in the collar up to two weeks.
- Wait until the end of May before taking the bag away and destroy it.

The following year, place your trap again with a brand new bag.

Be an Eco-Citizen!

To know more about the Pine Processionary Caterpillar, know how to recognise it and participate to the INRA research program download the application AGIIR on your smartphone, iPhone or tablet.
• For more information: Click here (in French)

Choose your eco-trap according to the trunk's size:

Trunk's circumference Diameter of the eco-trap
from 70 to 94 cm Ø 30 cm
from 85 to 175 cm Ø 55 cm
from 94 to 200 cm Ø 66 cm
from 145 to 245 cm Ø 80 cm
from 200 to 314 cm Ø 100 cm
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