Meet us at the 91st FMCA Annual Fall Meeting

published on 13. Nov 2019

The 2019 Annual Fall Meeting of the Florida Mosquito Control Association (FMCA) will take place at the Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach Ocean Front Resort from November 18th-20th.

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Meet us at FAOPMA Pest Summit in Daejeon, Korea

published on 24. Sep 2019

We are at the FAOPMA (Federation Asian and Oceania Pest Management Association) Pest Summit 2019. It takes place from September 24-27 in the Daejeon Convention Center.
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Meet us at the 6th Annual PAMCA Conference in Yaoundé!

published on 03. Sep 2019

We will be present at the 6th Annual meeting of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA). It takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé, Cameroon from September 23 to 25, 2019.

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Marcy Mosquito's Adventures – The BBQ

published on 31. Jul 2019

It’s summer and there is one thing that people all over the world love to do - BBQs. No matter if they are young or old, everyone looks forward to the evening barbecue buffet. For me, this is also a very special time of the year. When the days are long and you like to sit with friends and family in your backyards and enjoy the last rays of sunshine in the evening, I can enjoy splendid blood meal hunting sessions – your blood is just delicious!

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Marcy Mosquito wants to Match, Chat and Date!

published on 03. Jul 2019

Hi folks

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The mosquito control and monitoring world is changing: Smart traps are here!

published on 19. Jun 2019

Smart Traps: An Introduction

Nowadays, the word “smart” before any product is no longer foreign terminology. There are smart phones, smart watches, smart TVs, smart homes, smart cities – just about anything you can think of can be “smart”, but what exactly are smart traps? A rough definition could be a trap containing some sort of electronic device with magical software that collects and evaluates data and then transfers this data to a place where it can be easily accessed with another “smart” device, but don’t quote us on that. The first smart traps to be commercialized were most likely in the rodent control field with smart rat traps currently being a hot product in the pest control industry. Smart insect traps have also been popping up over the last several years, especially in the agriculture industry, but smart mosquito traps are something new.

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Anti-mosquito apps – do they really work?

published on 19. Jun 2019

After a tiring five-hour flight from Bavaria, I found myself in the duty-free area of a Swedish airport. My ex-wife always wanted to go to Sweden with me on vacation, but somehow, I always managed to persuade her to go somewhere south as a holiday destination. Unfortunately, it is more difficult to persuade my company to send me south rather than north, and as the objective of the business trip was team building, I agreed to go. At least I was spared of carrying along four suitcases, a bunch of toys, and cuddly blankets for kids, and I was able to walk my carry-on trolley pass the long line of the luggage drop-off.

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CDC recommends Biogents mosquito traps

published on 11. May 2019

The CDC recommends using Biogents' BG-Sentinel trap as a surveillance tool in the fight against tiger mosquitoes which transmit dengue, chikungunya, and zika. According to the CDC, the BG-Sentinel is one of the most commonly used mosquito traps to collect adult tiger mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus).

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Meet us at PARASITEC - Pest Control & Public Health International Exhibition

published on 08. May 2019

The Parasitec Exhibition 2019 takes place in Budapest from May 9 - 10, 2019.

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Press release: Boost your trap! How to get rid of Asian tiger mosquitoes more effectively.

published on 17. Apr 2019

Moorefield, WV, April 17, 2019 - Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) continue to expand their range in the United States and are problematic not only because of their aggressive day-biting behavior, but also as potential vectors of diseases like dengue, Zika and chikungunya. Homeowners often try to protect themselves from the bloodthirsty flying tigers with UV light traps, but the results leave much to be desired. Scientists recently showed how the number of tiger mosquitoes you collect can be greatly increased by adding an artificial human skin scent that is irresistible to the annoying little insects: the BG-Sweetscent. It was developed by Biogents, a German company recognized world-wide by mosquito specialists for their efficient mosquito traps. A team of scientists from Florida, Louisiana, and Germany tested the BG-Sweetscent with six different commercially available mosquito UV light traps. The study was published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, one of the most important scientific journals for mosquito specialists. The result? BG-Sweetscent increases tiger mosquito catch rates in light traps up to 4.2-fold!

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