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. Biogents mosquito traps are not only used worldwide by professionals, healthcare experts, researchers and private customers but also mentioned in more than 400 scientific publications.
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 nuissance 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 in the USA >).
Collection of publications
- Field tests of mosquito lures and traps >
- Neighbors help neighbors control urban mosquitoes >
- Effectiveness of a field trap barrier system for controlling Aedes albopictus: biting pressure reduction to almost zero >
- Up to 87% reduction of Aedes albopictus nuisance in Italy >
- Mass trapping of Dengue Vectors with BG-Sentinel Traps >