Experiences with the large-scale operation of the biogents sentinel™ trap

Taryn N. Crepeau, Isik Unlu, Sean P. Healy, Ary Farajollahi, Dina M. Fonseca

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We obtained 160 Biogents Sentinel™ traps (BGS-traps) to monitor adult mosquito populations for the Area-wide Pest Management Program for the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in New Jersey. We deployed between 90 and 110 BGS-traps weekly from May through October of 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Here we detail our experience: challenges with acquisition, defects in construction, as well as actions taken to correct problems we found and preempt them in the future. Further, we describe the impact of these problems on our research and provide a cost analysis of repairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Insect Science


  • Aedes albopictus
  • Asian tiger mosquito
  • cost and benefit
  • surveillance


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