Background information on artificial human skin scents
Biogents developed artificial scents that mimic human skin odors. Using special formulation technology and scent dispensers, attractant components are released in precisely the right amounts to produce a finely tuned mixture of scents which increase the capture rates of mosquito traps especially for Ae. albopictus and Ae. aegypti.
BG-Sweetscent increases catch rates of many traps for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
The BG-Sweetscent is the first attractant targeting Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus that has been scientifically proven to work with many different mosquito traps: Scientific studies show that using our attractant BG-Sweetscent in a variety of commercially available mosquito traps can increase catch rates of mosquitoes that transmit diseases like dengue, Zika or chikungunya.
Two studies from independent organizations in Florida and Louisiana showed the effect of the BG-Sweetscent on different traps with similar study design: Each trap was tested with and without the BG-Sweetscent attractant:
tests were designed as Latin square tests
no CO2 was added to the traps
trap types: suction trap and zapper trap
1) Study #1 conducted in Gainesville, FL, showed increased catch rates for Ae. albopictus in traps with BG-Sweetscent in comparison to the same traps without BG-Sweetscent:
Detailed information on BG-Sweetscent
BG-Sweetscent is effective for up to two months. It comes as a sachet filled with three attractive components in granular form, and offers the following features:
a natural emission pattern – the release pattern of the cocktail of active molecules is designed to resemble the natural emission of human skin odors
protection against enviromental influence – the waterproof envelope allows a diffusion of the components through the membrane, and at the same time the components are protected against rain, humidity, and light
excellent emission profile – the components are formulated into special polymers that provide a controlled release of the active ingredients.
The BG-Sweetscent consists of polymer particles that provide a uniform mixture of the components.