CDC recommends Biogents mosquito traps

Written by Ingeborg Schleip October 10th, 2016
The CDC recommends using the BG-Sentinel trap as a surveillance tool in the fight against tiger mosquitoes which transmit dengue fever, chikungunya fever, and the Zika virus. According to the CDC, the BG-Sentinel is one of the most highly used...

Intelligent mosquito counters made in Germany: facing competition from Microsoft?

Written by Andreas Rose July 25th, 2016
Scientists all over the world can now track the growth of mosquito populations on their computers. “The BG-Counter is a new kind of mosquito counting machine that allows scientists and health authorities to be proactive against a coming...

Evaluation of BG-Sentinel trap as a management tool to reduce Aedes albopictus nuisance in an urban enviroment in Cesena, Italy

Written by Ingeborg Schleip March 23rd, 2015
Since its introduction and establishment in Italy during the early 1990s, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has spread over large parts of Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Aedes albopictus is both a nuisance and a competent vector...

BG-Sentinel as effective tool to monitor Aedes albopictus and other mosquito species

Written by Ingeborg Schleip October 24th, 2014
40 to 50 BGS traps were utilized during an intensive 5-year surveillance as part of an ‘Area-wide Management Program for the Asian Tiger Mosquito’ in NJ, USA. The results are now published. The authors say that the Biogents Sentinel (BGS) trap is a...

Comparison of 4 traps used for mosquito monitoring and surveillance programs: The BG-Sentinel trap is probably the best solution

Written by Ingeborg Schleip June 18th, 2014
Four different traps, Biogents Sentinel trap (BG trap), Heavy Duty Encephalitis Vector Survey trap (EVS trap), Centres for Disease Control miniature light trap (CDC trap) and Mosquito Magnet Patriot Mosquito trap (MM trap) were compared in a 4×4...

1400 households, 450 Biogents traps, uncounted dengue mosquitoes – a long-term study in Brazil

Written by Ingeborg Schleip April 27th, 2014
Regensburg 2014/03/27 – Dengue fever is widely distributed in Brazil and other tropical and subtropical regions and a constant threat to the local population. Dengue is mosquito-borne virus that infects up to 100 million people each year. Because...