Pest Control

Maximize the effectiveness of your insecticide systems.

Control Household Pests with Customized Wicks

Pests can wreak havoc on homes and agricultural operations. Specifically developed to your insecticide or scent attractant design needs, POREX® sintered particle and porous fiber wicks are customized for many temperatures, shapes and colors to deliver optimal performance.   

Porex offers wicks for plug-in insecticides, heated insecticides and scent attraction products and are available in both porous fiber and sintered particle options. 

Our wicks:

  • Are stable in high-temperature applications
  • Deliver consistent insecticide release that is demanded for home and agricultural operations.
  • Work well with a wide variety of insecticides and scent attractants, including those that are water-based, solvent-based, and CARB-compliant.
  • Meet your specific design criteria with multiple capillary and color options, extruded two-dimensional shapes and molded three-dimension shapes.
Plug-in insecticide wicks

Plug-in Insecticide Wicks

Optimize insecticide release performance

Biological scent attraction wicks

Biological Scent Attraction Wicks

Better protect crops, lawns and gardens from pests

Plug-in insecticide wicks

Plug-in Insecticide Wicks

Optimize insecticide release performance

Repel pests in the home with both porous fiber and sintered particle wicks designed for plug-in insecticides. POREX® wicks deliver insecticide from the bottle or container to the heater using capillary action, and then diffusing the insecticide into the air at a high temperature. To optimize performance or to meet specific design criteria, our wicks are available with different capillary levels, and multiple wicks can be used in one device to optimize performance or meet specific design criteria.

Porous fiber wicks work well at high temperature, achieving a high release of insecticide per day, while our sintered particle wicks deliver a consistent insecticide release over the life of the product. Both types of wicks are available in many shape options, including 2D shape capability for the porous fiber technology and 3D shape capability for the sintered particle technology.

Features

  • High temperature effectiveness
  • Engineered capillary levels – multiple wicks of varying capillarity can be used in one device

Materials Offered

  • Sintered polypropylene
  • Porous polymeric fiber

Formats Available

  • 2D fiber shapes
  • 3D molded shapes

 

Biological Scent Attraction Wicks

Better protect crops, lawns and gardens from pests

POREX® scent attraction wicks absorb and hold biological scents to attract specific insects. Used to attract insects into traps for consumer and agricultural pest control where pesticides are not an option, our wicks:

  • Absorb the biological scent
  • Hold the biological scent for a specified period of time
  • Meet your specific design criteria – Many shape options are available, including two-dimensional shapes for porous fiber technology and three-dimensional shapes for sintered particle technology.

Features

  • Absorb and hold a biological scent
  • Engineered porous structure to maximize surface area and scent loading

 Materials Offered

  • Advanced porous materials (PE, PP)
  • Porous polymeric fiber

Formats Available

  • 2D fiber shapes
  • 3D molded shapes
Biological Scent Attraction Wick