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1. (WO2018126101) COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ATTRACTING INSECTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/126101    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068886
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 30 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01N 43/30
A01N 43/08
A01N 25/02
A01N 25/08
Applicants: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Inventors: CHAUHAN, Kamlesh R.
Title: COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ATTRACTING INSECTS
Abstract:
Disclosed are compositions for attracting insects (e.g., harmful or troublesome insects such as blood-sucking and biting insects, ticks and mites) to an object (e.g., insect trap) or area (e.g., field, orchard). Also disclosed are methods for attracting insects involving treating (or exposing) the object or area with a composition containing compounds described herein (e.g., a pro-fragrance compound selected from the group consisting of an acetal, a ketal, hemiacetal and mixtures thereof, wherein at least one of a parent aldehyde, ketone, or alcohol of the pro-fragrance acetal or ketal is a fragrance compound), and optionally a carrier or carrier material.