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!Read more »
published on 17. Apr 2019
Press release: Catching mosquitoes like a pro: Scientists’ gold standard tiger mosquito trap available for home use.
published on 03. Apr 2019
Regensburg, Germany, April 3, 2019 - Scientists were thrilled when Biogents’ BG-Sentinel came out more than 10 years ago: finally, a mosquito trap that really catches yellow fever and tiger mosquitoes! It took not long, and the trap was the gold standard for mosquito pros in governmental organizations, the military, science, and mosquito control organizations worldwide. The unique design combines optical and physical cues with an artificial skin scent (BG-Sweetscent) to attract mosquitoes. And the trap now has a brother that is also available for home owners in the US: the BG-Mosquitaire is a rugged and good-looking version, designed for the continuous use in the garden and backyard. But do the two traps perform equally? A scientific study, just published in the open access Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, compared the two trap types in California and Louisiana. The result: both traps are equally efficient.Read more »
published on 25. Sep 2018
Paparazzi unknowingly created more awareness about zika
If you are like me, then you almost never read any ‘news’ that comes out of the pen of a paparazzo. Paparazzi are often referred to as cockroaches, rats and people who will go to great lengths to snap an image of a celebrity. Often disregarding any form of decency, diplomacy or tact. But in the last week or so many articles from paparazzi kept popping up on my screen. The reason is simple: I use Google Alerts.
But hang on. My alert-words are ‘mosquito’, ‘mosquito trap’, ‘Aedes’, ‘dengue’, ‘zika’ and several others. Basically anything relating to mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases. Mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. So why did I keep seeing the rather attractive face of a lady called Megan Markle on my screen? See her here, here and here.
published on 19. Sep 2018
Is fumigation cheaper than a Biogents Mosquito trap?
We often hear from our customers “your traps are expensive”. In many countries in the Asia-Pacific region, most having price-driven economies, this first reaction is understandable. However, this article will show you the fumigation costs versus the costs of our mosquito traps. You will see that this first reaction is not justified and we have the figures to prove it. At least for Cambodia.
But first I like to draw attention to an important research that was done in Cambodia last year.
published on 16. Aug 2018
published on 01. Aug 2018
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published on 17. Jul 2018