"The BG-Counter allows a standardized approach to gathering relative mosquito population data as all traps can be programed to collect mosquitoes at the exact same time using the exact same methods." (Hribar et al. 2022)
BG-Counter 2: a remote monitoring device for mosquitoes
The BG-Counter 2 offers remote monitoring with automated mosquito counting from anywhere in the world at any time. The innovative smart device is placed on top of a Biogents mosquito trap. It differentiates mosquitoes from other insects, counts them, and wirelessly transmits the results to a cloud server. With the BG-Counter App, you can manage your traps and analyze your data.
Optimize the effectiveness of your control activities and therefore save money! Additionally, remote monitoring saves time and manpower, and is thus also more economical:
Collect data ➜ Analyze data ➜ Adapt control measures ➜ Save money
• Automatic mosquito counting
• Trap management from the office
• Comprehensive analysis
• Better treatment timing
• More effective treatment
• Better control for less money
The BG-Counter enables real-time measurements as well as historical analysis of infested areas. Vector control professionals can now establish surveillance programs with unprecedented accuracy and temporal resolution of data, overcoming labour constraints associated with manual inspection.
Automatic mosquito counting
The BG-Counter counts mosquitoes while they are sucked into a Biogents trap and differentiates them from other insects or dust particles.
Reports of mosquito counts and environmental data (temperature, humidity and ambient light) are remotely sent to the BG-Counter App, where they are available in real-time.
Mosquito counts with an accuracy of 90% have been established in field tests when working with CO2.
Up to 5 mosquitoes per second can be recorded.
Detailed insights into activity patterns
The BG-Counter reports mosquito counts every 15 minutes. This high density of data gives you unprecedented insights into mosquito activity patterns: You can find out exactly at which time of the day the mosquitoes are more abundant.
Optimization of control activities
The BG-Counter can be a suitable decision maker for control actions instead of human landing counts.
This brings several benefits:
standartized, reliable collection method
collections 24/7 at many locations at the same time
real-time availability of the data
Very little fieldwork time is required, to have a BG-Counter operating that send you data every 15 minutes, 24/7. One of our customers estimated 3h of field work per trap for a trapping period of 1 month. This save you a lot of manpower!
Optimizing your control activities also reduces costs.
The BG-Counter app is a vital part of the BG-Counter 2. The Counter sends data from the field (mosquito counts, environmental data, geospatial data) to the web-based BG-Counter App. The data base is automatically updated with the data constantly generated in the field.
The database for storage of mosquito counts, geospatial, and environmental data (temperature, humidity, and light), is automatically updated. The data can be exported to Excel.
In the BG-Counter App, you can:
Manage your traps
Set up time schedules for traps and CO2
Comprehensively analyze your data
To manage the BG-Counter via the web application, an annual subscription fee is necessary. Please contact our sales team for this subscription: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many customers already use the BG-Counter. Learn more about their experiences in publications and their success stories.
Johnson BJ, Manby R, Devine GJ (2022). The Use of Automated Traps to Assess the Efficacy of Insecticide Barrier Treatments Against Abundant Mosquitoes in Remote Environments. Journal of Medical Entomology, 59(1):384-389. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab178
Johnson BJ, Manby R, Devine GJ (2020). Further evidence that development and buffer zones do little to reduce mosquito nuisance from neighboring habitat. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 36(3):204–207, 2020. https://doi.org/10.2987/20-6951.1
Johnson BJ, Manby R, Devine GJ (2020). What Happens on Islands, doesn’t Stay on Islands: Patterns of Synchronicity in Mosquito Nuisance and Host-Seeking Activity between a Mangrove Island and Adjacent Coastal Development. Urban Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-00998-0
Lucas KJ, Watkins A, Phillips N, Appazato DJ, Linn P (2019). The Impact of Hurricane Irma on Population Density of the Black Salt-Marsh Mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus, in Collier County, Florida. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 35(1): 71-74. https://mosquito-jamca.org/doi/10.2987/18-6793.1
Clifton ME, Xamplas CP, Nasci RS, Harbison J (2019) Gravid Culexpipiens Exhibit A Reduced Susceptibility to Ultra–Low Volume Adult Control Treatments Under Field Conditions. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: December 2019, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 267-278. https://mosquito-jamca.org/doi/10.2987/19-6848.1
Pruszynski C (2016) The BG-Counter: A New Surveillance Trap that Remotely Measures Mosquito Density in Real Time. Wing Beats 27(1):13-18.
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re-enter your e-mail address to make sure it’s correct
enter the serial number of the counter (IMEI, located on a sticker on the bottom of the counter): choose in the left field the number that fits to the first digits of your serial number. Then add the last 7 digits in the right field.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a temporary password and a link to activate your account.
Now you are a registered customer.
click on “Profile” to set a new password for your account
click on “Trap Management” to set the trap name, schedule etc
click on “User Management” to invite other users
If you have more than one counter, you can add them to your account in “Trap Management”.
Manual and Support:
The BG-Counter 2 works with a preset pressure regulator as well as with an adjustable pressure regulator which must be set at 1.5 kg/day (corresponding to 2.6 bar). For further details please see the manual.
You can download the manual with a detailed description of all counter and website functions here: