Mosquito species, Aedes aegypti.
Unique Larvicide Auto-Dissemination
Aedes aegypti can transmit Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus to humans. They are attracted to small man-made breeding sites and have a unique egg-laying behavior; spreading eggs over several breeding sites to minimize risks for their offspring.
Culex mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus to humans. They lay their eggs in stagnant water.
The In2Care® Mosquito Station exploits this behavior by contaminating the female mosquito body and using her to spread larvicide to multiple breeding sites around the Station. Via this “auto-dissemination,” the Station can kill virtually all mosquito larvae in its surroundings before these become biting adults. In this way, small cryptic breeding can be effectively controlled.
How Does the In2Care® Mosquito Station Work?
The In2Care® Mosquito Station is made of durable plastic and uses water with an odor lure to attract egg-laying Aedes and Culex 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 and Culex like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out of the Station whilst carrying larvicide on their legs. They transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the Station. 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.
The In2Care® Mosquito Station is a multi-impact tool:
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Where Will the In2Care® Mosquito Station Be Placed?
In2Care® Mosquito Stations can be placed outdoors at a recommended density of 1/400 m2 (10 Stations per acre) and be maintained every 4 weeks using refill sachets. The product lends itself perfectly for use in vector control programs, particularly in hotspot areas, and by professional pest management companies for mosquito control services at resorts, hotels, and residential sites.