Backyard tiger mosquito control

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Article in Condé Nast Traveler

Biogents listed in: Bright Ideas in Travel 2023 – The players, places, and projects moving the industry into the future.

Biogents has been recognized in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2023 Bright Ideas in Travel list! This list honors the ideas that are approaching travel’s most pressing issues with thoughtfulness and zeal—ideas that straddle the realms of tech, design, sustainability, community, inclusion, accessibility, and conservation“German company Biogents has created an eco-positive system of mosquito traps as a highly effective—and cheaper—alternative to toxic-chemical fogging.”

The full list is currently featured on the Condé Nast Traveler website.


Article in Intelligent Living Media

This article is about Biogents traps installed at Soneva

Kunfunadhoo, Maldives, To Become World’s First Mosquito-Free Island

Soneva Fushi has been collaborating with us since June 2019 to introduce a new mosquito management system. Soneva Fushi’s Zero Mosquito project aims to eradicate mosquitoes on Kunfunadhoo (Baa Atoll, Maldives) and improve biodiversity while eliminating the use of harmful pesticides. There are two types of our mosquito traps deployed across the island – over 500 altogether. The project – despite the high quality and efficiency of our traps – costs $87,000 per year, which is $23,000 less than the pest management company’s annual fee. This shows how cost-efficient such an approach can be.

The partnership aims to show the international community that it’s possible to bring the mosquito population to zero without using insecticides.

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Article in Travel Trade Maldives (TTM)

This article is about Biogents traps installed at Soneva

Soneva leads the Way in Sustainable Mosquito Management in the Maldives by using Biogents’ traps

With our innovative trap system, we support Soneva Fushi’s goal of being the #Maldives first mosquito free island. Mosquitoes are not only a real nuisance in this area but also a sincere concern because of mosquito-borne illnesses, e.g. #dengue and #chikungunya. Using Biogents traps, Soneva’s CEO Sonu Shivdasani, Bart Knols, PhD MBA & AKIB JAHIR and their team eliminated 98% of the mosquitoes on the island within one year. In the past the extensive use of chemical fogging lead to a high level of resistance to the chemicals. So the expensive conventional method with insecticide spraying was nearly ineffective. Additionally, stopping the use of #insecticide spraying resulted in a greater variety of the island’s flora and fauna.

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Article in the Theislandchief, Maldives

This article is about Biogents traps installed at Soneva

Soneva Installs Pioneering Anti-Mosquito Technology

Soneva has installed a set of state of the art mosquito traps in the garden of the People’s Majlis today. The mosquito traps were received by Hon. President Mohamed Nasheed, MP Speaker of the People’s Majlis.This is a technology that kills mosquitoes without the need for fogging or spraying harmful insecticides.

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Online Article in the Futurity, November 2nd, 2018

Amongst others this article is about the use of BG-GAT traps in a citizen science project.

Neighbors band together to get rid of pesky mosquitoes

Posted by Todd Bates-Rutgers

An innovative control program reduced populations of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes in several Maryland neighborhoods by an average of 76 percent, according to a new study.

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This articles describes a new approach in mosquito control that includes Biogents BG-GAT traps

Article on, October 25, 2018, provided by Rutgers University

Fighting mosquitoes in your backyard with scientists’ help

Thanks to an innovative mosquito control approach developed at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, residents in several Maryland neighborhoods reduced populations of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes by an impressive 76 percent, on average.

The Rutgers-led project, called Citizen Action through Science (Citizen AcTS), mobilizes neighbors guided by scientists to address local problems, according to a study in the journal Scientific Reports this week.

This approach was tested in University Park, Maryland, which had about 1,000 residential yards infested with the invasive Aedes albopictus, primarily a major nuisance pest in temperate climates but a vector of chikungunya, yellow fever and dengue fever and even Zika in more southern latitudes….

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More information: Brian J. Johnson et al, Neighbors help neighbors control urban mosquitoes, Scientific Reports (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-34161-9


Article in the Miami Herald, Environment, September 23, 2016 11:52 AM

Amongst others this article is about the use of BG-Sentinel traps in Miami in the fight against Zika.

How Miami-Dade got outgunned and overwhelmed in the war on Zika

By Jenny Staletovich

As the Zika virus spread across Miami-Dade County this summer, a staff of 17 that handles mosquito control for nearly 2.7 million people was outgunned, overwhelmed and maybe even a victim of its own success: in 2009 and 2010, the county managed to dodge a dengue outbreak that infected more than 100 people in Key West and four years later evaded a rash of Chikungunya …
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Article in the New Yorker, Pest Control, September 19, 2016 Issue

The article shows a team of entomologists deploying sophisticated traps to catch species that could carry Zika.

To Catch a Mosquito

By Laura Parker

Aedes albopictus is an early riser. Of the fifty-one mosquito species in New York, albopictus—a close cousin of Aedes aegypti, the species responsible for spreading Zika—prefers to restrict its activity to power breakfasts, in the mornings, and to teatime, in the late afternoons (The common house mosquito is active in the evenings.) …
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Article in the New Jersey Herald, News, Sep. 9, 2016 12:01 am

This article is about county mosquito control workers and officials from the State Department of Environmental Protection. They use the new BG-Sentinel mosquito trap, specifically catching the Asian tiger mosquito that is of most concern for Sussex County since its eggs can withstand northern New Jersey winters.

Tiger mosquitoes found in county, but no Zika

By Bruce A. Scruton

Again this summer, the species of mosquito that is known to carry the Zika virus has been found in Sussex County, but local officials said none of the captured insects has tested positive for the virus…
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Article in Breitbart, News, Sep. 2, 2016

The report says Florida officials confirmed they had trapped three Aedes aegypti mosquitos in Miami Beach that tested positive for Zika.

Zika: Experts Fear ‘Mosquitos out the Yin Yang’ After Florida Hurricane

By Frances Martel

As northern Florida confronts the heavy winds and rains of Hurricane Hermine, biology experts warn that the storm may aid the spread of the Zika virus, now confirmed to be present in mosquitos in the state…
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Article in the Sarasota magazine, September 2016 issue, Aug. 22, 2016 at 4:55

The article states that Zika is just the latest threat. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on earth. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all wars in history.

Out for blood – Zika has landed.

By Cooper Levey-Baker

The BG-Sentinel 2 doesn’t look like a human, but to certain mosquitoes, it smells like one…
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Article in the Salt Lake Tribune, first published Aug 16, 2016 11:24AM

Districts’ mosquito control manager say efforts to find carriers of the virus require devices & techniques, that differ from methods used on native species.

Salt Lake City short on Zika mosquito traps


About 30 mosquito traps are dispersed throughout the Salt Lake City area, luring native Utah mosquitoes so they can be tested for diseases. But those traps don’t work against the two mosquito species known to spread the Zika virus. The city’s Mosquito Abatement District couldn’t afford to buy the appropriate traps…
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Article in The Advocate, Aug 5, 2016 – 5:17 pm

At the end of the article you find a video which shows the BG-Sentinel mosquito trap.

Louisiana bracing for Zika threat with 19 confirmed cases, ‘we have all the ingredients’ for local transmission


As Louisiana residents look east to the Zika outbreak in Florida, local health and mosquito abatement officials say they are preparing for the worst by throwing everything they can at preventing a similar situation here…
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Article in ABC 7, posted: Aug 05, 2016 1:50 AM

It is described that mosquitoes are often killed by insecticides harming biodiversity; there are better alternatives, though.

Zika: Trapping the Aedes aegypti mosquito

By Web Staff

The helicopter’s loud rumbling is music to the ears of business owners in the industrial park off Airport-Pulling Road and Trade Center Way in Naples. It’s the sound of mosquito control spraying…
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Article in SOMD News, Jun. 30, 2016

SOMD reports that the new traps, called the BG-Sentinel traps from Biogents, are specially designed to catch two varieties of mosquitoes in Calverty County that are capable of carrying the Zika: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.

County has a new tool for combating mosquitoes


See Something. Say Something. Many people are familiar with the national campaign to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and to report suspicious activities and packages to state and local enforcement. However, the Calvert County Mosquito Control Division does not want residents to be alarmed by the new specialized mosquito traps sprinkled throughout county neighborhoods…
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Article in Khon 2 News, published: June 9, 2016, 9:13 am

The article is linked to a video with the BG-Sentinel trap used by the US Navy.

 Navy entomologists help in the fight against Zika

By Web Staff

Navy medical entomologists have been on our program several times in recent years to explain how they fight the spread of disease by mosquitoes. Today, LT James Harwood joins us from Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Six at Pearl Harbor to talk about the front lines of preventing Zika, Dengue and other diseases spread by mosquitoes…
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