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About Us

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 Peterson started in the Almond and Pistachio industry in 2006 while working for 

Integral Ag., Inc, an independent consulting company under the guidance of entomologist 

and PCA, Dr. Justin E. Nay.

As a field scout, Elonce inspected many NOW eggs traps and gained extensive knowledge 

and experience concerning the biology of Navel Orangeworm, as well as other pests. Using 

this knowledge, Elonce 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 County. 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 his own company, Peterson Trap Company, LLC.

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 Butte, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, 

Stanislaus, Tulare, and Yuba counties.

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