Vio-trap is a specialized trap for treating the olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) and uses the Attract (Lure) and Kill method. The environmental impact is low so the trap is approved for the Integrated, Organic and Conventional Agriculture. The trap is fully compatible with the 834/07 EU Regulation on the organic farming.
It is manufactured as a polyethylene envelope enhanced with a contact insecticide (deltamethrin) containing aqueous solution of trophic attractive.
The method concerns the attraction of the flies on the trap surface, which is enhanced with insecticide. The insect absorbs a small amount of active substance via its chemoreceptors and is eliminated a few minutes later.