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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.
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.

Background information on Biogents’ artificial human skin scents and scientific studies can be found here >

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


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

The BG-Sweetscent is an artificial human skin odor that is formulated to last for two months. To catch tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti), the BG-Sweetscent alone synergistically enhances the attractiveness of the mosquito trap.

For all other mosquito species, the BG-Sweetscent should be used in combination with CO2 (BG-Mosquitaire CO2). 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.

The BG-Sweetscent is effective for up to two months.



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.

The BG-Homescent is ffective for up to one month.

BG-Lure for professional monitoring of mosquitoes

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.

The BG-Lure is effective for up to five months.


The BG-Sweetscent can be ordered fast and conveniently through the EU webshop:
Biogents webshop for mosquito traps

If you are located in the USA:

For the BG-Lure please contact us at:
fax: +49 941 569 921 68

You can also consult our distributors.