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New Mosquito Trap: In2Trap

January 31, 2013 - 22:20 -- Bart G.J. Knols

Many malaria vector control specialists also work on dengue mosquitoes. After all, both diseases overlap in geographic distribution and are endemic throughout the tropics. Today our company (In2Care BV, based in the Netherlands) is proud to announce the launch of the In2Trap - a novel trap for dengue mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) that no longer incorporates chemical insecticides but is based on biocontrol agents.

Two years of research in the lab and the Caribbean has resulted in this completely new and insecticide-free method to control dengue mosquitoes. It is the first trap ever to incorporate biological control agents and is therefore perfectly suitable for use in regions where insecticide resistance is widespread or greener alternatives are needed. 

We feel proud about this product that was developed with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and are confident that it will find its way into mainstream dengue control.
 
We are seeking collaboration with pest control companies or government agencies in dengue-endemic countries that may be interested in integrating the In2Trap in their toolbox for dengue control. Please find attached a brochure with details about the In2Trap and feel free to forward this information to your colleagues working on dengue.
 
In2Care is currently starting a large EU project to develop a mosquito contamination device for African malaria mosquitoes and is also working on an alternative for indoor residual spraying of DDT.
 
For more information contact: info@in2care.org
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Comments

Submitted by Daniel Bridges on

Congratulations on the launch of In2Trap - looks like exactly the kind of novel control approach that is so desperately needed in the face of insecticide resistance etc...

I am not an entomologist, but presume that Anophelese vectors for malaria don't display autodissemination? If not how are you planning to target African malaria mosquitoes?

Couple of questions for you:
1) How are you planning to get this product out there and available?
2) What odour attractants / biological agents do you actually put into the trap?

This looks like a great trap. Much needed new method due to the prevalence of insecticide resistant mosquitos now. I sure hope you have great success with this endeavor. The world needs it. Thank you.

Submitted by gejah (not verified) on

is this one also buyable in holland. my daughter has now the chikungunya diseas.

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Submitted by Bart G.J. Knols on

The trap is not available everywhere at present and the focus is currently on the Americas and Caribbean. Check out www.in2care.org to find out more, and you can request further details from info[at]in2care.org

Sorry to hear about your daughter - I hope she gets well soon!

Submitted by Wayne (not verified) on

This is what I need. How I do purchase this trap. I live in New York, USA.

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Submitted by Bart G.J. Knols on

We have just obtained an exemption to launch sales in the USA, but only in areas where zika virus transmission has been detected. Also, traps will be sold via, and operated through pest control operators. More details on www.in2care.org.

Good day,

We are in hopes for purchasing these traps for our facility. Contacted Sales rep in Miami but haven't gotten a reply. We can order them in Florida and Puerto Rico as we have freight forwarders in both locations.

We are presently fogging and doing applications on perimeter bushes, shrubs and ornamental withing the hotel but must have this product to compliment our IPM program.

Can you help in expedite our needs?

Thanks appreciate your support!!!

Submitted by Sobea Shaw (not verified) on

Can you provide me with a guideline used for your field testing of the trap? Please and thank you