The “BG-GAT” is a passive trap against egg-laying tiger mosquitoes
Backyard tiger mosquito control with the BG-GAT trap
Biogents BG-GAT (Gravid Aedes Trap) is a low-cost and easy to use tool that can help you reduce the Asian tiger (Aedes albopictus) and yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) population in your backyard. These species are day active, very aggressive, and can transmit diseases like dengue fever, Zika, and chikungunya. Important for the effectiveness of the trap is to reduce competitive breeding sources.
In comparison to the BG-Mosquitaire trap, it targets a different stage of the mosquitoes: Those mosquitoes that have already bitten and are now searching for a place to lay their eggs which are only a small percentage of those that are host-seeking. Therefore, the BG-GAT catches naturally less mosquitoes than the BG-Mosquitaire.
The big advantage of this trap version is that it is passive, which means it does not require power or supplemental attractants like CO2 or chemical lures. This provides great flexibility in deployment and easiness in handling. Also, especially these females that are targeted with the BG-GAT, can be dangerous, as they might carry a virus and could produce about 50 – 100 descendants.
The BG-GAT uses water and oviposition cues to attract female Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquitoes that are looking for a place to lay their eggs. Once in the trap, the mosquitoes are exposed to a sticky surface and die.
The BG-GAT trap
- is low-cost
- easy to set up and deploy
- needs no power supply
- does not use pesticides
Its affordability and ease of use make the BG-GAT well-suited for both the individual backyard mosquito control and for neighborhood control programs.
The BG-GATs are available in multiples of 2 or 12.