Publications, Customer Stories, Media

Many customers already use the BG-Counter. Learn more about their experiences in publications and their success stories.

Media:

2020/1/26, Article in the Kaleej Times, UAE; Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
This article is about Biogents traps and BG-Counters to be deployed across UAE

440 smart mosquito traps to be deployed across UAE

Tadweer has developed an effective, efficient and sustainable way to trap mosquitoes.
More than 400 solar-powered smart traps will be installed across the country from February 1 to catch mosquitoes and thus keep a check on the outbreak of diseases like malaria, dengue, Yellow Fever and West Nile Virus, an official from Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) said.
Read the full original article in the Kaleej Times >


Publications:

Brian J. Johnson, Russell Manby, Gregor J. Devine (2021). The Use of Automated Traps to Assess the Efficacy of Insecticide Barrier Treatments Against Abundant Mosquitoes in Remote Environments. Journal of Medical Entomology, tjab178, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjab178

Brian J. Johnson, Russell Manby, Gregor J. Devine (2020)
Further evidence that development and buffer zones do little to reduce mosquito nuisance from neighboring habitat.
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 36(3):204–207, 2020
DOI: 10.2987/20-6951.1

Brian J. Johnson, Russell Manby, Gregor J. Devine (2020). What Happens on Islands, doesn’t Stay on Islands: Patterns of Synchronicity in Mosquito Nuisance and Host-Seeking Activity between a Mangrove Island and Adjacent Coastal Development. Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020, Urban Ecosystems
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-00998-0

Keira J. Lucas, Alexandria Watkins, Nate Phillips, D. John Appazato, and Patrick Linn (2019). The Impact of Hurricane Irma on Population Density of the Black Salt-Marsh Mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus, in Collier County, Florida. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: March 2019, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 71-74.
https://mosquito-jamca.org/doi/10.2987/18-6793.1

Mark E. Clifton, Christopher P. Xamplas, Roger S. Nasci, and Justin Harbison (2019). Gravid Culex pipiens Exhibit A Reduced Susceptibility to Ultra–Low Volume Adult Control Treatments Under Field Conditions. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: December 2019, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 267-278.
https://mosquito-jamca.org/doi/10.2987/19-6848.1

Pruszynski C (2016) The BG-Counter: A New Surveillance Trap that Remotely Measures Mosquito Density in Real Time. Wing Beats 27:1, 13-18.


Presentations:

AMCA 2021 (Virtual meeting)

mp4 video  Rebecca Heinig, Collier County Mosquito Control District: Rise of the machines: BG-Counters’ expanding role in CMCD’s mosquito surveillance program

Abstract: Collier Mosquito Control District initiated its BG-Counter program in 2017 with 10 traps. As of the 2020 field season, we had one of the largest BG-Counter networks in the country, with 27 permanent traps placed throughout the District. This presentation will discuss the District’s experience with this technology, including an assessment of labor inputs vs. outputs, as well as the lessons we’ve learned in scaling up our program. We’ll also introduce side-by-side data from our weather station pilot program, which was designed to enhance the value and utility of the information generated by the BG-Counters.

AMCA 2019 (Orlando, FL)

PDFReed M., Wheeler S., Dritz D., Elkashef S., Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District: Utilizing New Technology for Mosquito Surveillance: The BG Counter Trap- A Game Changer

PDFBoisvert M., Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District Roseville, CA: Study of the behavior of Culex tarsalis in a rice field environment using a BG-Counter

AMCA 2018 (Kansas City, MO)

PDFKartinzel M., Collier Mosquito Control District: Real-Time District-Wide Surveillance with the Biogents BG-Counter

PDFBoisvert M., Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District Roseville, CA: BG-Counter : A very efficient multi-task tool

ALMCA 2017 (Covington, LA)

PDFWillis S.. Calcasieu Parish Mosquito Control District: Use of the Biogents BG-Counter With Gravid Mosquitoes and the Efficacy of Aerial Applications for Nuisance Mosquitoes

Posters:

Geier et. al (2016) A smart Internet of Things (loT) device for monitoring mosquito trap counts in the field while drinking coffee at your desk. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/294580125
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.5156.5843