How do Biogents´ mosquito traps work
Function & Efficacy
Mosquito traps by Biogents are highly efficient, because they use a patented combination of attractive contrasts and air streams that are directed upwards. A mixture of human skin scents and carbon dioxide that is also patented increases the capture rate even further.
This unique combination was developed at the University of Regensburg in over 16 years of research. Its efficacy is confirmed by scientists and other experts throughout the world.
Now, the high capture rates of mosquito traps by Biogents make it possible to combat mosquitoes outdoors in manner that is ecofriendly, selective and sustainable.
If the traps are placed correctly and used continuously, a significant reduction in mosquito bites can be achieved within just a few days. In addition, capturing the mosquitoes disrupts their breeding cycle: less and less female mosquitoes supply less and less offspring.
Mode of Operation
Biogents' patented counterflow principle mimics the human being and achieves superior capture rates
A single fan sucks the attracted mosquitoes into a catch bag below the black suction column of the trap. The air stream is then diverted and exits the trap through the white upper surface made of fabric. This air stream mimics the typical scent plume that is produced by the warm human body.
A scent dispenser inside the trap enriches the air stream with small amounts of substances like those also emanated by the human skin. Additionally, the contrast between the dark centre and the light surface is an important attractive signal for mosquitoes.
Carbon dioxide from an artificial nose can be added to the air stream in order to increase the spectrum of the mosquitoes captured and maximise the capture rate. The emission rate corresponds to that of a toddler or an infant.
Research by Biogents suggests that the introduction of CO2 not only increases the spectrum of mosquitoes captured but increases the capture rate of Aedes aegypti by 28% (46 to 59 mosquitoes over a 24h period).