Tobaguard Overview

Robust cardboard trap for monitoring tobacco insects. Powerful pheromone lure that targets insects into the trap and onto the adhesive layer.


  • Choice of 3 combinations of pheromones depending on monitoring requirements.
  • Blue Tobaguard comes with Ephestia pheromones, Red Tobaguard comes with Lasioderma pheromones and Green Tobaguard comes with both.
  • Designed to prevent loss and damage to tobacco.
  • Insecticide free and non-toxic.
  • A food lure is added to enhance attraction of longer-lived feeding insects.
  • High quality cardboard with a printed grid for easy insect counts.
  • Ready to use, easy to place.
Target insects

Cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne
Tobacco moth, Ephestia elutella

Where to use

Food warehouses and processing facilities , manufacturing and transportation facilities, tobacco shops, stored tobacco premises, dried fruit and grain storage.

Product codes

CAT-TG10-CB – Tobaguard cigarette beetle traps – 1 kit =10 kits and 10 lures
CAT-TG10-EE – Tobaguard food moth traps – 1 kit =10 kits and 10 lures
CAT-TG10-CB/EE – Tobaguard cigarette beetle and food moth traps – 1 kit =10 kits and 10 lures

  • Peel off the protective paper and fold the trap along the crease.
  • Open the foil sachet containing the lure.
  • Do not open the ring capsule, apply capsule to centre of the trap facing down
  • Assemble trap by inserting the tabs securely into the opposing slits.
Where to place / Distance
  • Place the trap on/near the wall in the desired location near food commodity approximately 1.5 -2 metres high from the floor.
  • In a small room or storage unit, one trap is sufficient to cover the area.
  • In larger factories or warehouses, place one trap every 100 square metres .
  • When trying to pinpoint infestations place more traps around fixtures and equipment.
  • The traps can be hung from any structure or wall or placed on a flat surface.
  • Replace every 6-8 weeks unless the trap is full earlier.
  • The traps and lure should be stored in a cool dry place for a shelf life of 12 months.
  • The lures should be stored in their packaging, in a cool dry place for a shelf life of 6 months.
  • If longer storage is required store the lure in a fridge or freezer.