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Processionary moth

Processionary moth Treatment of the pine-processionary moth

Company for treatment of the pine-processionary moth

Company for treatment of the pine-processionary moth

The processionary is a problem and depends on the time of year to carry out one treatment or another, then we will go against the problems and our solutions.

The problem

The pine processionary is a seasonal pest that affects pines, which depending on the weather conditions can develop in October or later. It can cause serious damage to pine forests by weakening the pine.
In the caterpillar phase it can constitute a danger to humans and animals. In this phase, the pine processionary is covered with hairs that detach and float in the air causing hives, irritation of the ear, throat and eyes as well as dangerous allergic reactions.

The pine processionary can cause allergies and severe hives

phases of the pine processionary
phases of the pine processionary

These are the phases of the processionary. As we can see in the image, the processionary cycle has no end, although we see that the most dangerous part runs from January-February to April-May, which is when the processionary begins its journey in adulthood.

In this phase, the caterpillar has 500,000 stinging hairs that can irritate the airways and eyes.

From April-May to June-July we are facing the chrysalis phase.

From June-July to October, the caterpillar's eggs begin to hatch.

And in the last quarter of the year the larvae begin their development.

In this way we can carry out different types of treatments according to the time of year and the phase in which the processionary is.

Our solution

The & nbsp; control methods of the processionary & nbsp; change during the different stages of insect development .

  • Placement of pheromone traps: June - July.
  • Placement of adult insect traps: February - May.
  • Capture of breeding insects: August.
  • Aerial and ground spraying or injection / endotherapy: September - December.
Illes Control placing traps against the processionary of the pines
Illes Control placing traps against the processionary of the pines
Illes Control carrying out a fumigation against the processionary of the pines
Illes Control carrying out a fumigation against the processionary of the pines

Illes Control is a company registered in the Registre oficial de prodcutors i operadors de mitjans de defensa fitosanitaris with the code IB-0710148, with which we are authorized to distribute and carry out the logistics of phytosanitary products, and to perform the application services of phytosanitary products with terrestrial means

Our treatments against the pine processionary

Treatment by injection (endotherapy)

The endotherapy treatment consists of the injection by means of a suitable syringe for the injection of a specific product to combat the plague into the interior of the tree's vessels, reaching the leaves on which the processionary feeds.
The way to combat it is 100% effective and is totally ecological, respectful with the environment, efficient and non-invasive for other species, than chemical fumigation using a cannon.
Endotherapy makes it possible to keep the trees free from pests and without affecting the area surrounding the pines.
It consists of a specific treatment per year, which protects the tree during all stages of the plague of the processionary.
We have trained personnel and specialists in pine endotherapies, and personnel such as Agricultural Engineers in charge of reviewing the amounts applied and services performed.

Biological treatment by spraying Bacillus thuringiensis

It is a biological insecticide in wettable powder form. This type of spray is suitable for organic farming .

Chemical treatment by spraying a growth inhibitor

These are treatments that consist of inhibiting the growth of the processionary population and blocking its reproduction.

Treatment by spraying & nbsp; and removal of pockets

Placing & nbsp; traps for the processionary of the pines that are placed in the trunk of the tree and prevent its descent by preventing the caterpillars from burying & nbsp; in the ground & nbsp; and interrupting the life cycle of the processionary .

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In the video you can appreciate the descent of the processionary and the danger that it can constitute