Peterson Trap Company
Committed to lowering NOW populations, one trap at a time.
Our company is based on the belief that the needs of our customers
are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We welcome the opportunity to earn
your trust and deliver the best service in the industry.
Elonce Peterson 2010, President Peterson Trap Co., LLC.
Elonce started in the Almond and Pistachio industry in 2006 working for an independent consulting company under the guidance of entomologist and PCA, Dr. Justin E. Nay of Integral Ag., Inc.
As a field scout, Elonce inspected many NOW eggs traps and gained extensive knowledge concerning the biology of Navel Orangeworm, as well as other pests. Using this knowledge, Elonce Peterson explored the idea of mass trapping NOW females.
In 2008, after a year of trap and bait design, Elonce Peterson and Dr. Nay started the first mass trapping of almonds in Kern Co. At this time, Dr. Nay also transitioned to using Peterson NOW traps for monitoring in place of the standard egg trap. After two years of experimental mass trapping, Elonce formed Peterson Trap Co.. LLC and branched into his own company.
Since then, research collaborations have continued with Dr. Nay of Integral Ag., Inc. and Dr. E. A. Boyd of CSU Chico. In total, Peterson Trap Co. has serviced over 40,000 acres (more than 300 blocks) in Kern, Tulare, Madera, Stanislaus, Merced, Kings, Yuba, Glenn, Butte, and Colusa counties.