The BG-Suna for professionals is specifically developed against malaria mosquitoes
The new patented BG-Suna trap for professionals is the latest innovation in mosquito traps, and specifically built for the use against malaria mosquitoes, designed as eco-friendly trap for hanging. The underlying patented capture technology was developed at the University of Regensburg, and is composed of several factors:
- artificially generated air plumes that mimic human skin
- skin odors
- visual cues
- carbon dioxide.
They together attract the mosquitoes, and trap them in a catch bag.
Originally the eco-friendly BG-Suna was designed by Biogents together with the University of Wageningen during a major 3-year study about malaria control involving over 4000 households. With the help of these traps, our goal is to eliminate malaria on the island of Rusinga in Kenya. To provide electricity to run the traps, a locally produced solar panel was installed on each house along with two light fixtures and a charging point for mobile phones. In this study, the BG-Suna is therefore also called SMoTS (for solar-powered mosquito trapping system). For more information about this project please see the press release >