Spotted Lanternfly VS Web-Cote

April 9, 2024
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April 9, 2024 Susan Masciarelli

Web-Cote was commissioned to develop a Sticky Trap

When the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) was first discovered in the US in Pennsylvania back in 2014, Web-Cote was commissioned to develop a Sticky Trap to be used to contain the outbreak. We worked with guidance from the both the United States and the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, with regard to trap color, size, and type of adhesive, and we developed one of the first to market, and the consistently highest performing, SLF traps in the US.

Our Sticky Tree bands have been used, tested, and recommended by government agencies and university researchers all over the world.

Although various other methods of controlling the SLF have since been developed, we still get requests for the original bands all time, and customers continue to share with us photos showing how well they perform.

Wildlife Barrier

Based on feedback from things learned over the many research studies our Sticky Tree Bands have been a part of, we now recommend using a wildlife barrier along with the band to help avoid unintentional catch.

You can find instructions on how to make one HERE.

Below you will find a sampling of some of the studies our bands have been a part of and accolades they have received.

“Web-Cote ‘Sticky Tree Bands’ (21.6-cm wide; Web-Cote Industries, Hamburg, NJ; Fig. 1a) has been shown to be the most effective tree band tested to date for trapping”

Developing Traps for the Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae)

Environmental Entomology, Volume 49, Issue 2, April 2020, Pages 269–276, Published:

28 January 2020

“… the Web-Cote sticky tree band was the most efficacious tool available for trapping SLF [32,33]”

Factors Guiding the Orientation of Nymphal Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula

Insects, 2023 Mar; 14(3): 279. Published online 2023 Mar 11.

“Web-Cote bands captured significantly more nymphs than KBIL bands”

“Unbaited Web-Cote bands captured more adults than KBIL bands (Wilcoxon test, Z = 4.14, P < 0.001) and packing tape (Z = 4.21, P < 0.001)”

Discovery of Three Kairomones in Relation to Trap and Lure Development for Spotted Lanternfly (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae)

Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 112, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages 671–682, Published:

10 February 2019

“In all life stages [of the Spotted Lanternfly], the probability of escape from duct tape was greater than from Web-Cote sticky bands, indicating that sticky bands are a more effective tool in L. delicatula population control”

The Probability of Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae), Escape Differs Among Life Stages and Between Two Trapping Techniques Commonly Used By Landowners, Sticky Bands and Duct Tape. 

The Great Lakes Entomologist, Volume 53 Numbers 3 & 4 – Fall/Winter 2020, Article 10 December 2020


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