6 July, 2019, 11:30 am
A NADI-BASED company has introduced mosquito traps which it believes is the answer to dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases in the country.
South Pacific Mosquito Control managing director Skip Staats said the In2Care traps were already producing outstanding results across the Western Division.
“The traps are successfully deployed at numerous locations,” he said.
Mr Staats said the traps were in use at a number of resorts and tourism-related adventure activities across the mainland and maritime areas.
He said the In2Care mosquito trap slowly killed adult Aedes spp. mosquitoes.
“The contents of the trap therefore may not contain high numbers of dead mosquitoes.
However, the trap kills the mosquito larvae that emerge from the eggs that are laid inside the trap, prior to larvae transforming into adult mosquitoes.
“This means that small living larvae may be encountered in the trap that will eventually die.
“The exiting adult female Aedes spp. mosquitoes itself is contaminated with a growth regulator and slow acting adulticide, so that she can carry the growth regulator to other breeding sites in the vicinity of the trap.
“She will be killed by the growth regulator within a few days.”
Mr Staats said interested parties could contact him at email@example.com