Evaluation of the new modular biogents BG-Pro mosquito trap in comparison to CDC, EVS, BG-Sentinel, and BG-Mosquitaire traps

Degener, Carolin M., Staunton, Kyran M., Bossin, Herve, Marie, Jerome, da Silva, Richard Diogo, Lima, Daniela Cristina, Eiras, Alvaro E., Akaratovic, Karen, Kiser, Jay, and Gordon, Scott W. (2021) Evaluation of the new modular biogents BG-Pro mosquito trap in comparison to CDC, EVS, BG-Sentinel, and BG-Mosquitaire traps. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 37 (4). pp. 224-241.

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Abstract

Mosquito surveillance is an essential component of mosquito control and mosquito traps are a universally employed tool to monitor adult populations. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the new modular Biogents BG-Pro mosquito trap (BGP) and compare its performance to 4 widely used traps for adult mosquitoes: the BG-Sentinel (BGS), the BG Mosquitaire (BGM), the CDC miniature light trap (CDC), and the encephalitis vector survey trap (EVS). One semi-field and 9 field Latin square trials were performed in 7 countries. Results showed that the collection performance of the BGP was equivalent to or exceeded that of the BGS, BGM, CDC, and EVS traps in head-to-head comparisons. The BGP uses 35% less power than the CDC and 75% less than the BGS and BGM. This lower power consumption allows it to run at 5 V for 2 days using a small lightweight 10,000-mAh rechargeable power bank. The BG-Pro is an excellent alternative for the surveillance of mosquito species that are usually monitored with BG-Sentinel, CDC, or EVS traps.

Item ID: 72071
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1943-6270
Keywords: BG-Pro; BG-Sentinel; CDC light trap; EVS trap; mosquito surveillance
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 07:43
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