Not only are they annoying, itchy and sometimes painful, mosquito bites can also be extremely dangerous. Several varieties of mosquitoes, including the Aedes, are carriers of difficult to treat viruses including Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Zika virus. Mosquito control is the only option to help stop transmission of these viruses.
The In2Care® Mosquito Trap attracts and kills Aedes females with environmentally friendly ingredients that target both mosquito larvae and adults. Used by US Mosquito Abatement Districts, the Traps are the first of their kind to exploit the concept of ‘auto-dissemination’, resulting in an effective kill of mosquito larvae in surrounding breeding sites.
Traditional methods usually only trap mosquitoes. In2Care® Mosquito Traps do the following:
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. The traps then exploit the fact that Aedes like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out carrying the larvicide on their legs.
They then transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the Trap. In this way, the In2Care® Mosquito Trap can kill larvae in small and hard to find breeding sources that traditional mosquito control methods may miss. The mosquito also gets infected with an insect specific fungus that kills her before she can spread disease.
The In2Care® Mosquito Trap deploys an Environmental Protection Agency approved fungus that kills the mosquito several days after infection. The Traps deploy a small dose of bioactive mixture in an enclosed container that is specifically attractive to mosquitoes. Tiny amounts of larvicide will get spread to other breeding sites which is enough to kill mosquito larvae but not enough to cause risk for fish or mammals. In this way, the Traps offer an effective mosquito control option without drastic use of chemicals in the entire environment.