Why Use a Mosquito Trap?
Mosquito traps are the best alternative to fogging with insecticides. Mosquito traps provide several benefits, including the following characteristics:
1. No spraying
Biogents traps have been designed to simulate a human being: A patented combination of attractive visual signals and an air plume mimicking convection currents created by a human body. The contrast between the dark center and the light surface of the trap is an additional important attractive signal for the mosquitoes, and completes the capture method. A single fan sucks the attracted mosquitoes into a catch bag. This unique trapping system was developed at the University of Regensburg in over 16 years of research. The traps have been used in over 400 research papers by scientists and other experts throughout the world.
Mosquito suction traps work either with carbon dioxide (attractive for all mosquitoes) or without carbon dioxide (attractive for Asian tiger mosquitoes, yellow fever mosquitoes, and southern house mosquitoes). All of the attractants used that enter the atmosphere from the trap are in amounts similar to those emanated from a human at rest. The continuous use of the trap can decrease the mosquito population on a long-term leading to a sustainable mosquito control.
Our soundless traps are discreet and unobtrusive. You won’t have to make adjustments to your daily routine, unlike fumigation services and using mosquito sprays, which temporarily displace you from the area of application. Our egg laying mosquito trap BG-GAT does not even require electricity.
Frequently Asked Questions
What attracts mosquitoes to humans?
Mosquitoes are most attracted to the carbon dioxide humans exhale. The body heat, perspiration, and skin odor humans emit are also triggers for mosquitoes. This is why Biogents also developed an artificial human odor as an irresistible mosquito attractant called BG-Sweetscent. Using the BG-Sweetscent further increases the catch rates of your mosquito trap. When using the CO2 version of the BG-Mosquitaire trap, CO2 has to be additionally added through a gas bottle. The gas bottles are not included in the contents. These can be acquired or rented at drink retailers or bottle depots for a deposit. A door-to-door delivery service may also be possible in some locations.
What species of mosquitoes are the most dangerous?
The most dangerous mosquito species are Anopheles, Aedes, and Culex.
The Aedes species can carry the Zika virus, dengue, and chikungunya fever. The mosquito traps for sale from Biogents, the BG-Mosquitaire and the BG-GAT, specifically target Aedes mosquitoes such as the Asian tiger (Aedes albopictus) and yellow fever (Aedes aegypti) mosquitoes.
Anopheles mosquitoes can transmit Malaria and Culex mosquitoes can spread the West Nile fever. To catch Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes, the Biogents CO2 trap (BG-Mosquitaire CO2) is the best choice. Using the BG-Mosquitaire CO2 trap for the Aedes species can also even further increase their catch rates.
Is spraying effective against mosquitoes?
Insecticide spraying acts as poison for insects and is a quick way to get rid of mosquitoes around the yard but unfortunately they are only temporarily effective. Recent studies also came to the conclusion that some mosquito species develop a resistance to insecticides making them ineffective. Therefore it is still better to buy a more sustainable and effective alternative, just like our mosquito traps.
When are mosquitoes most active?
Mosquitoes are most active during the warmer months. Depending on the mosquito species you are bothered by, mosquitoes have different activity peaks throughout the day. Therefore, to catch them efficiently, mosquito control methods with anti-mosquito measurements should be targeted at the relevant times:
Generally you can say that house mosquitoes are mostly active from 6 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 11 pm. Flood water mosquitoes are mainly active from 7 am to 11 pm.
The more aggressive and day-biting tiger mosquitoes are mainly active from 7 am to 10 pm. However, these are only rough guidelines which can differ from case to case.
Protect Your Property from Mosquitoes
Easy to use, and highly effective, the mosquito control traps from Biogents are the solution to any mosquito swarm problem. Whether you need it for a commercial property or you simply want to keep your family safe from mosquito bites and diseases mosquitoes possibly may carry, our mosquito traps have one of the highest catch rates in the market and will get the job done.
We sell yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquito traps which target host-seeking mosquitoes as well as gravid Aedes traps which target egg-laying mosquitoes and function as a low-cost mosquito trap that can complement the mosquito control while preventing hundreds of offspring.
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