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Biogents mimics human skin scents

A mosquito recognizes and finds a human being from a relatively long distance by the human’s breath and skin scents. The main component of breath is carbon dioxide, which attracts most mosquitoes very efficiently. There are also certain components of the human skin scents that are important indicators for mosquitoes in their search for blood.

Therefore, Biogents developed artificial scents that mimic the human skin scents, and make the Biogents traps even more specific and capturing. Special scent dispensers release precisely the right amounts of selected components.
The development of an artificial human scent was an important milestone in over 16 years of mosquito research. The effect of our artificial scents was measured and is scientifically proven.

There are several variations of our artificial scent dispensers for different applications and needs:

BG-Sweetscent

Effectiveness: up to two months.

BG-Sweetscent: artificial human skin scent for the BG-Mosquitaire mosquito trap, lasts up to two month

The BG-Sweetscent alone efficiently enhances the attractiveness of the mosquito trap to catch tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti).

For all other mosquito species, the BG-Sweetscent should be used in combination with CO2 (BG-Mosquitaire CO2) to catch a broad range of mosquitoes. Additionally, the synergistic effect of CO2 and BG-Swetscent can multiply the catch rates for Ae. albopictus, Ae. aegypti, and Cx. quinquefasciatus. The BG-Sweetscent is suitable for use in all Biogents outdoor suction mosquito traps.

The BG-Swettscent also helps to improve the catch rates of many other mosquito trap types.

 

Features

The BG-Sweetscent  comes as sachet filled with three attractive components in granular form, and offers the following features:

  • a natural emission pattern – the spatial distribution of the cocktail of active molecules is equally mixed, and resembles the natural emission of human skin odors
  • protection against enviromental influence – the waterproof envelope allows a diffusion of the components through the membrane, and at the same time the components are protected against rain, humidity, and light
  • excellent emission profile – the components are formulated into specific polymeres that provide a controlled release of the active ingredients.

The BG-Sweetscent consists of polymere particles that provide a uniform mixture of the components.

The BG-Sweetscent consists of polymere particles that provide a uniform mixture of the components.
PDF Flyer with more information about BG-Sweetscent >

BG-Homescent for the indoor trap “BG-Home”

Effectiveness: up to one month.

 

BG-Homescent: artificial human skin scent for the BG-Home mosquito trap, lasts up to one month

The BG-Homescent uses the same formulation to imitate the human skin as the BG-Sweetscent.

It is developed to be used with the BG-Home indoor trap.

BG-Lure for professional monitoring of mosquitoes

Effectiveness: up to five months.

BG-Lure for the professional monitoring of mosquitoes

The robust “BG-Lure cartridge” releases the same artificial human skin odor as the BG-Sweetscent but is developed to last up to five month. It is used – mostly with the BG-Sentinel trap – by scientists and healthcare specialists to monitor mosquito populations.

 

Features

The BG-Lure comes as a plastic cartridge filled with three components in granular form. Specified openings in each compartment of the cartridge allow a controlled release of the volatile components. The BG-Lure cartridge offers following features:

  • easy handling – no contact with the components
  • protection of the odor against enviromental influence – the plastic cover protects the components against washing out, and extends the durability
  • excellent emission profile – a more consistent emission rate provides a more constant mosquito catch rate over time.

PDF Flyer with more information about BG-Lure >

 

The  effect of our artificial scent was measured

Traps with CO2 + Biogents’ artificial scent caught significantly more mosquitoes than traps with only CO2 as shown in figure 1 and 2

Figure 1 shows the mean numbers of collected female tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Figure 1 shows the mean numbers of collected female tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Figure 2 shows the mean numbers of collected female southern house mosquitoes (Culex quinquefasciatus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Figure 2 shows the mean numbers of collected female southern house mosquitoes (Culex quinquefasciatus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Ordering & prices

Homeowners:

EU

If you are located in the EU, you can order the traps through the EU webshop:
Biogents webshop for mosquito traps

US

If you are located in the USA, you can order now the traps through the USA webshop:

Other

If you are located outside the EU or the US, please order through e-mail or fax:
e-mail: sales@biogents.com
fax: +49 941 569 921 68

You can also consult our distributors.

Prices:

Prices can be found in our webshops or contact us by e-mail (sales@biogents.com) or our respective distributors.

Professionals

Webshop

For smaller quanities, you can order through our webshop for researchers (not valid for USA researchers):
Webshop for Researchers

E-mail

Please order through e-mail or fax:
e-mail: sales@biogents.com
fax: +49 941 569 921 68

Other

You can also consult our distributors.