A pest-control tool that is a variation of mating disruption. It is based on the use of electrostatically charged powder (in tablets) that contains the pheromone of the target species. Its males are attracted to the tablets that release the pheromone, which adheres to their cuticle. Such contaminated males will thus become habituated to the female pheromone and therefore less attracted to females. In addition, contaminated males transfer the powder to other males, which may then be incapable of locating females for mating.
Howse, P. 2005. Prevention of mating by auto confusion: new pest management technology using electrostatic powders. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 28: 477-478.