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1 June 2017 Evaluation of the Trapping Performance of Four Biogents AG Traps and Two Lures for the Surveillance of Aedes albopictus and Other Host-Seeking Mosquitoes
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The BG-Sentinel® (BGS) trap has recently been redesigned for increased durability and ergonomic functionality, marketed as the BG-Sentinel 2® (BGS2). We evaluated the trapping performance of these 2 traps in addition to the BG-Sentinel prototype (BGSP), a model similar to the BGS2 that was beta tested in several US states in 2014, and the BG-SNAP (SNAP), which is a prototype revision of the BG-Mosquitito™. We also evaluated 2 new Biogents AG lures: the BG-Lure cartridge and BG-Sweetscent™, as they are granular formulations replacing the original mesh BG-Lure®. Evaluations were conducted between July and September 2015 under field conditions within a suburban area in southeastern Virginia. The 4 traps were compared with their respective lure systems (BGS, BGSP, and BGS2 with BG-Lure cartridge; SNAP with BG-Sweetscent). No significant differences were seen in total female mosquito collections among the 3 BG-Sentinel models. All 3 Sentinels collected significantly more female mosquitoes than the SNAP (P ≤ 0.009); BGS and BGS2 both collected significantly more Aedes albopictus females than the SNAP (P ≤ 0.02). The 2 lures were compared in both BGS2 and SNAP traps. Although both lures performed significantly better in the BGS2 trap (P ≤ 0.0003), there were no significant differences in number of mosquitoes or species composition collected with BG-Sweetscent and BG-Lure cartridge within the same trap type.

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Karen I. Akaratovic, Jay P. Kiser, Scott Gordon, and Charles F. Abadam "Evaluation of the Trapping Performance of Four Biogents AG Traps and Two Lures for the Surveillance of Aedes albopictus and Other Host-Seeking Mosquitoes," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 33(2), 108-115, (1 June 2017). https://doi.org/10.2987/16-6596.1
Published: 1 June 2017
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