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Article in CNN Travel

This article is about Biogents traps installed at Soneva

A paradise island vacation with no mosquito bites – and no chemicals

“Anyone who’s ever been swarmed by mosquitoes while trying to unwind on a scenic hike or placid beach is keenly aware that even a small pest can have a big impact on a vacation.

But beyond a mere nuisance, mosquitoes can pose a more serious health risk as carriers of diseases like malaria, dengue and zika. Soneva Fushi, a resort on the private Kunfunadhoo Island in the Maldives, has spent years working to eradicate these pests.

The most effective solution they’ve found has led to a dramatic reduction of mosquitoes, and invigorated the island’s tropical plants and animals in the process.

Soneva has partnered with the Germany-based company Biogents, which has developed mosquito traps that rely on environmentally friendly attractants.”

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Article in Intelligent Living Media

This article is about Biogents traps installed at Soneva

Kunfunadhoo, Maldives, To Become World’s First Mosquito-Free Island

Soneva Fushi has been collaborating with us since June 2019 to introduce a sustainable insecticide-free mosquito management system. Soneva Fushi’s Zero Mosquito project aims to eradicate mosquitoes on Kunfunadhoo (Baa Atoll, Maldives) and improve biodiversity while eliminating the use of harmful pesticides. There are two types of our mosquito traps deployed across the island – over 500 altogether. The project costs $87,000 per year, which is $23,000 less than the pest management company’s annual fee.

The partnership aims to show the international community that its possible to bring the mosquito population to zero without using insecticide.

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Article in the Kaleej Times, UAE

This article is about Biogents traps and BG-Counters to be deployed across UAE

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
Filed on January 26, 2020 | Last updated on January 26, 2020

440 smart mosquito traps to be deployed across UAE

Tadweer has developed an effective, efficient and sustainable way to trap mosquitoes.

More than 400 solar-powered smart traps will be installed across the country from February 1 to catch mosquitoes and thus keep a check on the outbreak of diseases like malaria, dengue, Yellow Fever and West Nile Virus, an official from Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) said.

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Article in the Theislandchief, Maledives

This article is about Biogents traps installed at Soneva

Soneva Installs Pioneering Anti-Mosquito Technology

Soneva has installed a set of state of the art mosquito traps in the garden of the People’s Majlis today. The mosquito traps were received by Hon. President Mohamed Nasheed, MP Speaker of the People’s Majlis. This is a technology that kills mosquitoes without the need for fogging or spraying harmful insecticides.

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Les moustiques se font dérouler le tapis rouge

By Audrey Ruel-Manseau
La Presse

Le chasse-moustiques et les baumes pour soulager les piqûres sont assurément plus populaires que la crème solaire cette année. Non, ce n’est pas une impression : les moustiques piqueurs sont particulièrement nombreux et voraces depuis quelques jours, conséquence d’un hiver enneigé et d’un printemps frais et pluvieux.
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Article in the Miami Herald, Environment, September 23, 2016 11:52 AM

Amongst others this article is about the use of BG-Sentinel traps in Miami in the fight against Zika.

How Miami-Dade got outgunned and overwhelmed in the war on Zika

By Jenny Staletovich

As the Zika virus spread across Miami-Dade County this summer, a staff of 17 that handles mosquito control for nearly 2.7 million people was outgunned, overwhelmed and maybe even a victim of its own success: in 2009 and 2010, the county managed to dodge a dengue outbreak that infected more than 100 people in Key West and four years later evaded a rash of Chikungunya …
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Article in the New Yorker, Pest Control, September 19, 2016 Issue

The article shows a team of entomologists deploying sophisticated traps to catch species that could carry Zika.

To Catch a Mosquito

By Laura Parker

Aedes albopictus is an early riser. Of the fifty-one mosquito species in New York, albopictus—a close cousin of Aedes aegypti, the species responsible for spreading Zika—prefers to restrict its activity to power breakfasts, in the mornings, and to teatime, in the late afternoons (The common house mosquito is active in the evenings.) …
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Article in the New Jersey Herald, News, Sep. 9, 2016 12:01 am

This article is about county mosquito control workers and officials from the State Department of Environmental Protection. They use the new BG-Sentinel mosquito trap, specifically catching the Asian tiger mosquito that is of most concern for Sussex County since its eggs can withstand northern New Jersey winters.

Tiger mosquitoes found in county, but no Zika

By Bruce A. Scruton

Again this summer, the species of mosquito that is known to carry the Zika virus has been found in Sussex County, but local officials said none of the captured insects has tested positive for the virus…
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Article in Breitbart, News, Sep. 2, 2016

The report says Florida officials confirmed they had trapped three Aedes aegypti mosquitos in Miami Beach that tested positive for Zika.

Zika: Experts Fear ‘Mosquitos out the Yin Yang’ After Florida Hurricane

By Frances Martel

As northern Florida confronts the heavy winds and rains of Hurricane Hermine, biology experts warn that the storm may aid the spread of the Zika virus, now confirmed to be present in mosquitos in the state…
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Article in the Sarasota magazine, September 2016 issue, Aug. 22, 2016 at 4:55

The article states that Zika is just the latest threat. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on earth. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all wars in history.

Out for blood – Zika has landed.

By Cooper Levey-Baker

The BG-Sentinel 2 doesn’t look like a human, but to certain mosquitoes, it smells like one…
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Article in the Salt Lake Tribune, first published Aug 16, 2016 11:24AM

Districts’ mosquito control manager say efforts to find carriers of the virus require devices & techniques, that differ from methods used on native species.

Salt Lake City short on Zika mosquito traps


About 30 mosquito traps are dispersed throughout the Salt Lake City area, luring native Utah mosquitoes so they can be tested for diseases. But those traps don’t work against the two mosquito species known to spread the Zika virus. The city’s Mosquito Abatement District couldn’t afford to buy the appropriate traps…
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Article in The Advocate, Aug 5, 2016 – 5:17 pm

At the end of the article you find a video which shows the BG-Sentinel mosquito trap.

Louisiana bracing for Zika threat with 19 confirmed cases, ‘we have all the ingredients’ for local transmission


As Louisiana residents look east to the Zika outbreak in Florida, local health and mosquito abatement officials say they are preparing for the worst by throwing everything they can at preventing a similar situation here…
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Article in ABC 7, posted: Aug 05, 2016 1:50 AM

It is described that mosquitoes are often killed by insecticides harming biodiversity; there are better alternatives, though.

Zika: Trapping the Aedes aegypti mosquito

By Web Staff

The helicopter’s loud rumbling is music to the ears of business owners in the industrial park off Airport-Pulling Road and Trade Center Way in Naples. It’s the sound of mosquito control spraying…
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Article in SOMD News, Jun. 30, 2016

SOMD reports that the new traps, called the BG-Sentinel traps from Biogents, are specially designed to catch two varieties of mosquitoes in Calverty County that are capable of carrying the Zika: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.

County has a new tool for combating mosquitoes


See Something. Say Something. Many people are familiar with the national campaign to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and to report suspicious activities and packages to state and local enforcement. However, the Calvert County Mosquito Control Division does not want residents to be alarmed by the new specialized mosquito traps sprinkled throughout county neighborhoods…
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Article in Khon 2 News, published: June 9, 2016, 9:13 am

The article is linked to a video with the BG-Sentinel trap used by the US Navy.

 Navy entomologists help in the fight against Zika

By Web Staff

Navy medical entomologists have been on our program several times in recent years to explain how they fight the spread of disease by mosquitoes. Today, LT James Harwood joins us from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Six at Pearl Harbor to talk about the front lines of preventing Zika, Dengue and other diseases spread by mosquitoes…
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