BG-GAT for professionals – a passive tool for mass trapping
Biogents’ passive BG-GAT (Gravid Aedes Trap) attracts female Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquitoes with water and oviposition cues. These mosquito species are vectors of diseases like dengue fever, Zika, chikungunya, or yellow fever. Mosquitoes trying to find an oviposition site enter the transparent chamber through the black funnel on top of the trap. In the transparent chamber they are exposed to a sticky surface, oil, or insecticides. The transparent chamber makes it difficult for the mosquitoes to escape, and the black mesh net provides a barrier between mosquitoes and the infused water. Dead mosquitoes can be collected.
The BG-GAT is ideal for surveillance programs of Asian tiger and dengue mosquitoes, or for mass trapping in combination with suction traps >
The BG-GAT oviposition trap
- is affordable
- is easy to set up
- needs neither a power supply
- nor CO2
The BG-GAT trap was developed by Dr. À. E. Eiras from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil and by Dr. S. A. Ritchie from the James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Biogents produces and distributes the trap under an exclusive license agreement with both universities.