Examples of projects where the BG-GAT is ideal to be applied
- surveillance programs for the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus, or the Dengue mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti
- control of these mosquitoes through mass trapping with the BG-GAT in combination with suction traps
- projects in areas with limited electricity
We recommend three methods to kill the mosquitoes:
1) Place a sticky card into the transparent chamber. The mosquitoes will stick to the card when flying around, see publication Heringer et al., 2016 >
Sticky cards can be purchased separately from Biogents, please contact email@example.com.
2) A thin film of oil can be wiped on the inside of the translucent chamber. The oil “wets“ the wings of the mosquitoes, and makes flight impossible.
We recommend a neutral oil like canola, vegetable, or unscented baby oil. You can also use the aerosolised versions of these oils. Avoid using light or flavored oils such as olive oil, sesame oil, and walnut oil as they may inhibit entry, see publication Heringer et al., 2016 > and Johnson et al., 2016 >
3) Alternatively, you can use residual surface spray insecticides that will kill mosquitoes through contact (e.g., Mortein Outdoor Barrier Surface Spray, imiprothrin 0.3 g/kg, and 0.6 g/kg deltamethrin Reckitt Benckiser Pty. Ltd.).
Do not spray the black bucket or entry funnel. This will repel mosquitoes! Retreat the translucent chamber monthly.
The smell of the new plastic of the traps might initially have repellent effects on the mosquitoes. Therefore, we recommend to store the traps with some water outside, or two weeks before using them in the field to get rid of the smell.