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Background information on artificial human skin scents

Biogents developed artificial scents that mimic the human skin scents. Special scent dispensers release precisely the right amounts of selected components. Together, they produce a finely tuned mixture of scents which make the Biogents traps even more specific and capturing. Find here some background information on the scents and the effect of the scent that is scientifically proven.

The  effect of our artificial scent was measured

Traps with CO2 + Biogents’ artificial scent caught significantly more mosquitoes than traps with only CO2 as shown in figure 1 and 2

Figure 1 shows the mean numbers of collected female tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Figure 1 shows the mean numbers of collected female tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Figure 2 shows the mean numbers of collected female southern house mosquitoes (Culex quinquefasciatus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Figure 2 shows the mean numbers of collected female southern house mosquitoes (Culex quinquefasciatus) in 24 hours in traps with only CO2 compared to traps with CO2 + BG-Sweetscent.

Detailed information to the scents BG-Sweetscent and BG-Lure

BG-Sweetscent

The BG-Sweetscent is effective for up to two months. It comes as sachet filled with three attractive components in granular form, and offers the following features:

  • a natural emission pattern – the spatial distribution of the cocktail of active molecules is equally mixed, and resembles the natural emission of human skin odors
  • protection against enviromental influence – the waterproof envelope allows a diffusion of the components through the membrane, and at the same time the components are protected against rain, humidity, and light
  • excellent emission profile – the components are formulated into specific polymeres that provide a controlled release of the active ingredients.

The BG-Sweetscent consists of polymere particles that provide a uniform mixture of the components.

The BG-Sweetscent consists of polymere particles that provide a uniform mixture of the components.

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BG-Lure

The BG-Lure is effective for up to five months. It is especially used  by scientists and health-care specialists to monitor mosquito populations. It comes as a plastic cartridge filled with three components in granular form. Specified openings in each compartment of the cartridge allow a controlled release of the volatile components. The BG-Lure cartridge offers following features:

  • easy handling – no contact with the components
  • protection of the odor against enviromental influence – the plastic cover protects the components against washing out, and extends the durability
  • excellent emission profile – a more consistent emission rate provides a more constant mosquito catch rate over time.

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