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A substance, such as a pheromone, that attracts insects or other animals.


(Biochemistry) a substance that attracts, esp a chemical (sex attractant) produced by an insect and attracting insects of the same species. See also pheromone


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an attracting agent or substance; lure: the sex attractant of an insect.
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Racine, WI, patented ananimal poison comprising a package formed in part of a murine animal attractant, the package having a housing, a cover mountable on the housing and an internal cavity defined by the housing and the cover and an animal poison bait mix positioned in the internal cavity with at least a portion of the package made from a material that a murine animal can chew through.
Since then a number of groups have tried to provide Arabidopsis, a mustard plant, with this capability by adding genes for the various enzymes necessary to make a particular attractant.
Here's a top ten of some of the best plants for attracting and feeding beneficial insectsCalifornian poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) n Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) n Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) n Dyers chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria) n Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare ``Purpureum'') n Fern-leaf yarrow (Achillea filipendulina) n Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) n Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifoliaPoached-egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii) n Pot marigold (Calendula officinalisWhatever the size of your garden, room can be made for attractant plants.
which has launched a new line of Black & Decker pest repelling and elimination products, most notably the MegaCateh Mosquito Trap, which uses an octenol scent attractant in combination with carbon dioxide (to mimic human breath) as well as LED and UV light systems to lure biting insects (especially mosquitoes
2,6-Dichlorophenol has so far been the only verified attractant sex pheromone of the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say), and acts to bring members of the mating pair together.
Scientists can also use the data to study trends in bird movement, and to identify areas where birds congregate so that an area can be modified to make it less of an attractant.
This work reports findings from behavioral assays during simultaneous exposure of nematodes to both thermal differences and attractant volatile chemicals.
Caroline Cox, editor of the Journal of Pesticide Reform, published by the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides in Eugene, Oregon, suggests traps with ultraviolet light or a sex attractant to draw flies.
The compound is made from materials like cellulose and molasses, which provides the sweet attractant, and it is hard.
This "blue" light had no significant attractant effect on insects and was simply an indicator.
This industrial chemical product may be an effective aphid repellant as well as an attractant for aphid predators, which includes the seven-point lady bug.
com) is a potent and versatile wild hog attractant designed to go after a pigs' biggest weakness --its never-ending hunger