Scientific foundation and publications
Biogents’ mosquito traps were invented by scientists who have been doing research on the behaviour of mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects for over 16 years. The scientific foundation of Biogents mosquito traps are more than 300 publications that document the exceptional capture rates.
Useful applications and a number of patents have resulted from sound fundamental research at the University of Regensburg. Capture devices originally built for fellow researchers and specialists have evolved into fully developed products within a short period of time. All trap types are based on the same patented
technology and differ only in design.
The trap type for researchers, the BG-Sentinel, already became one of the leading traps for monitoring tiger mosquitoes and other species within just a few years after its invention in 2004. A steadily growing number of independent scientific publications reviewed by experts supply impressive evidence of the widespread use of Biogents traps. E.g., a study in Cesena, Italy, shows a reduction of mosquito bites up to 85 % in areas with Biogents traps, see below. CDC mentions the BG-Sentinel traps as currently most commonly used adult traps for Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus (CDC-PDF about surveillance and control on the USA >).
Collection of publications