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There are three things insects are attracted to, explains Flori Uka, banging his fist on the metal funnel hanging in his garden. Light, yellow color and pheromones are so irresistible to the little creatures that they fly en masse against the walls of his insect trap. Then Flori’s father Rexhep gets to work: The biologist looks at which biting tools the individual specimens have and which plants can give them the greatest pleasure. The goal is to attract the beneficial insects so that they eat the pests, eliminating the need to spray chemicals.

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