Barrix Catch Fly Trap is designed to lure and trap pests, particularly melon fly, using pheromones. Melon fly can cause pre-harvest damages and cannot be controlled by pesticides. Barrix Catch Fly Trap is recommended for different crops which are affected by this pest, such as: lemon, orange, kiwi fruit, melons, pumpkins, cucumbers, tomato, sun flower and maize. Barrix offers fly traps with different lures depending on whether the crop is a vegetable or a fruit.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Barrix Agro Sciences Private Limited distributes its products through live demos and workshops for awareness building.
Product is made out of plastic; built to be easily assembled and maintained.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can purchase product directly from the manufacturer Barrix
Distributions to Date Status
Barrix Agro Sciences has served about 15,000 farmers (as of time of article in 2013) and sold around 50,000 traps in 16 districts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
Type of pest
Insect, melon fly
Vegetables (like cucumber, zucchini and tomato)
Replace lure every 90 days
One lure per trap
Land coverage (ha)
Depending on the crop 4-6 traps per acre
Design specifications: The direction of the fly entry is designed in such a way that there is no way it can escape from the trap. The air entering into the container will hit the lure and is highly concentrated with the pheromone so that a fly that is inside will never try to go out. The flies that enter hit the lure block and fall down. After the trap box is filled by the flies, the warmness of the cap will hit the lure so that the pheromone is constantly released, improving performance. The trap's cap has a specific yellow shade which is particularly alluring to the flies. It is designed in an umbrella shape to avoid rain water from entering the trap. The trap's material is UV proof, prolonging field longevity. This allows farmers to re-use the trap up to 3 seasons.
Installation video and usage information available.
Available from manufacturer, the trap can be reused approximately every 4 seasons but the lure has to be replaced approximately every 90 days. The lure is sold separately.
The whole trap has to be replaced after 4+ seasons, and the lure every 90 days.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Vetted Performance Status
By using the Barrix Catch Vegetable Fly Trap crop damage can be reduced significally, as seen in the image for each crop. Using Barrix Catch Vegetable Fly Traps can reduce input cost by about 50% and increase yield by about 30% and certified by ADITI.
Complementary Technical Systems
Barrix e-shop makes product recommendations based on the crop you are growing and the number of acres. Also there are indications for each crop on when and how to use the trap or other related products. The lure is sold by the manufacturer, but other pesticides like Malathion/DDVP can be used to guarantee flies won't escape the trap. Pesticides are not sold by manufacturer.
Academic Research and References
Abhilash, J., N. E. Naveen, S. U. Patil, and Mohankumar KS Sharanabasappa. Monitoring of melon fruit fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) Col.(Diptera: Tephritidae) in relation to weather parameters. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5, no. 5 (2017): 1930-1935.
Manoj, A. M., S. Sridharan, K. Elango, and M. Muthukumar. USE OF TRAPS AND BAITS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CUCURBIT FRUIT FLY, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett).
Compliance with regulations
The product is effective at trapping 226 species of pests in vegetable crops.