About us

About Pherobank

Pherobank specializes in the development and production of pheromone lures and reference pheromone compounds. In addition to selling pheromone products, we can identify new pheromones, synthesize pheromones, and develop newly identified pheromones into an optimized, ready-to-use product.

Pherobank is ISO 9001:2015 certified.
Pherobank™ is a registered trademark of Pherobank BV.

Pherobank has all of the necessary facilities to achieve these goals, including state-of-the-art laboratory facilities with computerized chemical reactors and flow chemistry equipment, GC, GC-MS, GC-EAD, high-resolution 20- and 50-liter distillation equipment, and several HPLC columns for optimum pheromone purification. We produce our pheromone dispensers using a robotic filling station and can custompackage your product on request in sachets or blister-packs imprinted with your company’s logo.

Top quality pheromones

Pherobank has the world’s largest collection of pheromone compounds. More than 500 unique pheromone reference compounds are available from our extensive stock and can be shipped swiftly upon receipt of your order. Our stringent quality control program ensures that you will receive the highest quality product for optimum pheromone identification. Our pheromone reference compounds are used worldwide and are the industry standard in pheromone identification research.

Pherobank also develops, produces, and formulates top-quality pheromone products that are used worldwide to selectively detect more than 300 different species of harmful insects. In addition, custom-made lures can be produced based on the client’s specifications. New pheromones are continuously being discovered and can be identified upon request. Our services include optimizing pheromone mixtures for the development of region-specific blends and the identification of new pheromones. Using our production facility, we can produce insect-specific pheromones and other semiochemicals on a kilogram scale.

Pherobank combines a long-standing history as the leader in pheromone research with a global outlook and nextgeneration standards for chemical synthesis. Our modern facilities ensure state-of-the-art research and the rapid development and cost-effective manufacturing of insect pheromones for monitoring and controlling pest insects.

New products

Pherobank can identify moth sex pheromones upon request. Newly identified pheromones can be synthesized, and/or custom-formulated. Furthermore, Pherobank has all the necessary equipment to perform quality checks on all kinds of pheromone products. We have over 500 reference pheromone chemicals commercially available for your research purposes.



Pheromone research in the Netherlands began in the early 1970s. In those early days, Pherobank was integrated into the Dutch research institute IPO-DLO, which later became part of Plant Research International. In collaboration with the Dutch organization TNO, Pherobank identified pheromones released by the summer fruit tortrix Adoxophyes orana and the South American potato tuber moth Phthorimaea operculella. In the mid-1990s, the pheromone released from Tuta absoluta was identified, followed more recently by the pheromones from Duponchelia fovealis and Opogona sacchari and a potent new attractant for Drosophila suzukii.

After more than 40 years of experience in the field of pheromone identification and synthesis, Pherobank now possesses the world’s largest collection of lepidopteran pheromone compounds.

In January of 2012, Pherobank BV became an independent limited company, and together with our partners we develop, produce, and supply sustainable solutions to assist farmers, government organizations, and others in satisfying the strict regulations regarding fruit and vegetable production with respect to food safety (e.g., GLOBAL-GAP, BRC), the environment, and quality control. Pherobank is a member of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers’ Association (IBMA) and is ISO9001:2015 certified.