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at·trac·tant

 (ə-trăk′tənt)
n.
A substance, such as a pheromone, that attracts insects or other animals.

attractant

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

at•tract•ant

(əˈtræk tənt)

n.
an attracting agent or substance; lure: the sex attractant of an insect.
[1915–20]
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Different types of flies require different chemicals to control, and different attractants.
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The acquired company makes deer lures, scents, and attractants for the hunting enthusiast.
to develop an ovitrap--a device that resembles a bucket with a funnel, that uses attractants to lure mosquitoes and have them lay their eggs in the trap.
While there are numerous sometimes-effective attractants, Mrs.
Some effective active mosquito traps use multiple attractants--light, carbon dioxide and an attractant called "octenol"--to lure mosquitoes and then suck them in with a fan.
Alternative methods of combating the med fly are available including the use of chemical and biological attractants, sterilisation of male flies and mass trapping.