A method of reducing pest numbers by luring them in large numbers to a trap that contains an attractant (usually a food component or a pheromone, in some cases a specific color) and then killing the pests either with a toxicant or a devise that bars their exit.
El-Sayed, A.M., Suckling, D.M. and Wearing, C.H. 2006. Potential of mass trapping for long term pest management and eradication of invasive species. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 1550–1564.