Twist Tie MD2 inPEST® BlueGiorgia Li Vigni13 October 20232 July 2024

Twist Tie MD2 inPEST® Blue

Code: P-01162

Biocidal product consisting of a pheromone dispenser for the mating technique disruption. Metal-detectable, blue colored twist tie.

Biocide Product authorization n.: FR-202-0028



Target pest

Cadra cautella, Cadra figulilella, Ephestia elutella, Ephestia kuehniella, Plodia interpunctella

Where to use

Industry and warehouses of food, Warehouse

Monitoring period

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Code: P-01162 Categories: Metal-detectable products, Pheromones, Pheromones, Pheromones and food tablets

TWIST-TIE MD2 is a non-toxic device developed for the application of the mating disruption technique on food moths. This control method, based on the use of the identical sexual pheromone of food moths, makes it possible to reduce the number of insecticide applications within the establishments to be treated, thanks to the significant reduction in the population of target insects. By releasing a very high concentration of sex pheromone, 50 times higher than that used for monitoring food moths, the product saturates the antenna receptors of the males of the target species, making it impossible for them to locate the females. This disruption therefore prevents mating and the proliferation of the infestation.
Target insects: Plodia interpunctella, Ephestia kuehniella.
Additional Target insects: (based on the scientific literature, the same pheromone is percieved also by these moths) Ephestia elutella, Cadra caulella, Cadra calidella, Cadra figulilella.
Its’ composed of:

– blue silicone rod with ferrite
– sexual pheromone (9Z,12E)-Tetradeca-9,12-dien-1-yl-acetate (CAS: 30507-70-1)

Frequency of controls

Weekly, change the tie after three months.

Recommended for

How to use

Once set the total amount of TWIST-TIE MD2  necessary to treat the volume, it is suggested to subdivide the product in more pieces of different size by a pair of scissors in order to obtain a pheromone distribution in the considered volume as homogeneous as possible.
The product can be directly installed on machinery or on present brackets like electrical ducts, uprights, shelves, etc. by knotting or using cable ties without bothering work activities.
Preferable height of installation: 1.8-2 m. The installation height is widely variable in relation to the characteristics of the building and of the oubreaks of infestation. Before the first setting, it’s better to check the correct isolation and air movement of the treated volumes. It’s better to start using the product when infestation is low. In case of considerable infestation, it is suggested to plan an extraordinary cleaning, to remove every infested material and to make an insecticide treatment of the areas.
Indicate with an information sign the installation points. Handle with gloves.

Sizes and dimensions

Length 10 m
Diameter 3 mm

Pack: 1 pack = 10 meters