In2Care Mosquito Trap
The In2Care® Mosquito Trap is made of durable plastic and uses water with an odor lure to attract egg-laying Aedes mosquitoes. Once inside, mosquitoes contact the specially treated gauze near the water surface and get contaminated with a larvicide and a fungus. We exploit the fact that Aedes like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out of the Trap while carrying larvicide on their legs. They transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the Trap. In this way, we can kill larvae in small and hard to find breeding sources. The mosquito also gets infected with an insect-specific fungus that kills her before she can spread disease.
How to Use the Trap
We recommend placement where mosquitoes are likely to breed: in shaded, vegetated places near habitation. Trap maintenance (topping up with water) is recommended at regular intervals and reactivation with a fresh refill sachet is recommended every 4 weeks. Mosquitoes are not trapped but are contaminated. Because of its slow-killing action, you will see live larvae in the Trap water, but these will die before becoming adults. When deployed properly in a large enough area, In2Care® Traps will effectively reduce the numbers of Aedes mosquitoes and the risk of virus infections. For optimal impacts, we recommend an integrated approach with breeding source reduction and insecticide barrier treatments for nonisolated sites. Effects will become most noticeable after the first 2 weeks of deployment because the next mosquito generation is affected.
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