Trap against egg-laying tiger mosquitoes
Trap against egg-laying tiger mosquitoes
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Biogents' BG-GAT (Gravid Aedes Trap) is a low-cost and easy to use tool that was especially developed to help you reduce the Asian tiger (Aedes albopictus) and yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) population in your backyard. These species are day biters, very aggressive, and can transmit diseases like dengue fever, Zika, and chikungunya.
In comparison to the BG-Mosquitaire trap, it targets a different stage of the mosquitoes: Mosquitoes that have already bitten and are now searching for a place to lay their eggs. Since they are only a small percentage of those that are hostseeking, the BG-GAT catches naturally less mosquitoes than the BG-Mosquitaire.
Please note: For an effective mosquito control, it is very important to remove/empty competitive breeding sources on your property. More information on how to control mosquitoes you can find here: https://us.biogents.com/controlling-container-breeding-mosquitoes/
The big advantage of the BG-GAT trap version is that it is passive, which means it does not require power or supplemental attractants like CO2 or chemical lures. This provides great flexibility in deployment and easiness in handling. Previously bloodfed mosquitoes that are targeted by the BG GAT are important to remove from the population. Trapping these females can eliminate 50-100 offspring from the next generation and prevent the potential for disease transmission from virus infected mosquitoes.
The BG-GAT uses water and oviposition cues to attract female Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquitoes that are looking for a place to lay their eggs. It is therefore important to remove most other breeding sources that are competing with the BG-GAT. Once in the trap, the mosquitoes are collected on a sticky card and die.
The BG-GAT trap was developed by Dr. Eiras from the Universidade Federal de Minas Geraisin Brazil, and Dr. Ritchie from the James Cook University in Australia. Biogents produces and distributes the trap under a license agreement with both universities.
It is best to use the BG-GAT in combination with the BG-Mosquitaire.
Further information can be found on our webpage: www.us.biogents.com >
Dear California customers:
Unfortunately, we cannot sell the BG-Sweetscent lure in California, yet, as the State registration process is currently backlogged.
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2 x trap: 2 x transparent chamber, 2 x black bucket, 2 x ring, 2 x barrier net, 2 x funnel, 2 x sticky card holder
1 x sticky card set: 20 cards per set
Standing trap, made of robust plastic
Weight: 1.3 lbs / 0.6 kg, dimension: 10.6 x 15.2 in / 27 x 38.5 cm
No power supply needed
A humid, shady, and wind-protected location is very attractive to mosquitoes. Also, the black color of the BG-GAT attracts mosquitoes from some distance. Thus, the trap needs to be placed at a shady, humid place where it is readily visible, but protected from wind and direct rain.
For efficient and sustainable mosquito control it is necessary to avoid competition between the BG-GAT trap and other breeding sites. Therefore, remove or empty competing breeding sites, such as flower pots, vases, buckets, water barrels, rain gutters, discarded cups and bottles, and plants that hold small quantities of water.
If the traps are positioned correctly and used continuously throughout the season, they will help to decrease the mosquito population in your backyard.
YouTube video about the set-up and use of the BG-GAT trap >
Manuals and flyers
PDF Manual for the BG-GAT trap against tiger mosquitoes (English, Spanish) >
Flyer about the BG-GAT trap (English) >
PDF Flyer about the 2+1 solution for backyard tiger mosquito control (English) >
PDF General flyer about tiger mosquito biology and control measures (English) >
Further information can be found on our webpage
More information on the BG-GAT >
Information on controlling container breeding mosquitoes >
Information on the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) >
Information on the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) >