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Publications:

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

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


Experiences from customers as presentations:

Video presentation of the Collier County Mosquito Control:

mp4 video   Rise of the machines: BG-Counters’ expanding role in CMCD’s mosquito surveillance program

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.

Presenter: Rebecca Heinig, Collier Mosquito Control District
Co-Author: Jorge Puente, Collier Mosquito Control District
Co-Author: Peter Brake, Collier Mosquito Control District
Co-Author: Nathan Phillips, Collier Mosquito Control District
Co-Author: Keira Lucas, Collier Mosquito Control District

Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District:

PDFReed M., Wheeler S., Dritz D., Samer Elkashef S.: Utilizing New Technology for Mosquito Surveillance: The BG Counter Trap- A Game Changer, oral presentation at the AMCA 2019

Collier District, Mosquito Control:

PDF Kartzinel M., Clifton M.: Real-Time District-Wide Surveillance with the Biogents BG-Counter;
presentation at the AMCA 2018 in Kansas City, MO

Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District Roseville, CA:

PDF Boisvert M.: BG-Counter : A very efficient multi-task tool;
presentation at the AMCA 2018 in Kansas City, MO

PDFBoisvert M.: Study of the behavior of Culex tarsalis in a rice field environment using a BG-Counter; presentation at the AMCA 2019 in Orlando, FL

Calcasieu Parish Mosquito Control:

PDF Willis S.: Use of the Biogents BG-Counter With Gravid Mosquitoes and the Efficacy of Aerial Applications for Nuisance Mosquitoes;
presentation at the ALMCA 2017 in Covington, LA


First poster presentation:

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