In2Care Mosquito Trap
Environmentally-friendly mosquito control solution.
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The In2Care® Mosquito Trap is the first Trap that uses a biological control agent to kill mosquitoes. It deploys an
US-EPA-approved fungus that kills the mosquito several days after infection and can prevent disease
transmission. The Trap larvicide is US-EPA-approved and WHO-recommended for mosquito control and use in
drinking water. Both bioactives have short half-lives and pose very low risks for non-target organisms.
In2Care® Mosquito Traps deploy a small dose of bioactive mixture in an enclosed point-source environment
that is specifically attractive to mosquitoes. Only tiny amounts of larvicide will get spread to other breeding
sites (mostly small man-made containers), which is enough to kill mosquito larvae (as <10 ppb PPF works well)
but not enough to cause risk for non-target organisms like fish or mammals. In this way, our Traps offer an
effective mosquito control option without drastic use of chemicals in the entire environment.
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 whilst 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.
|Dimensions||14 × 14 × 14 in|