A result of more than 15 years of
academic research into
the host-finding of mosquitoes, the BG-Sentinel
(a.k.a. the BG trap) is a mosquito
trap used by mosquito professionals worldwide.
BG-Sentinel mosquito trap:
convection currents created by a human body
attractive visual cues
releases artificial skin
through a large surface area
can be used without CO2
specifically capture selected mosquito species
is an excellent general mosquito
trap when used with CO2
Used in combination
with the BG-Lure, a dispenser
which releases a
combination of non-toxic substances that are also found on
human skin (ammonia, lactic acid, and caproic acid), the BG-Sentinel is
especially attractive for the yellow fever (or
dengue) mosquito, Aedes
(Stegomyia) aegypti, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus,
the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus,
and selected other species.
With the addition of carbon dioxide,
BG-Sentinel is an exellent surveillance tool for mosquitoes in general.
The BG-Sentinel mosquito
trap is essentially a collapsible, white fabric container with a white
covering its opening. The diameter is 36 cm (14 inches), the height 40
cm (1.3 feet). In the middle of the gauze cover, air is sucked into the
trap through a black catch pipe by an electrical fan, drawing
approaching mosquitoes into a catch bag (yellow arrows).
then exits the trap through the white gauze, generating ascending
currents (red arrows). These are similar to convection currents
produced by a human host, both in its direction, its geometrical
structure, and, due to the addition of the BG-Lure, also in its
Interesting for professional researchers
and mosquito specialists: the BG-Sentinel is large enough to
incorporate additional attractants such as fragrant substances, small
living animals, worn clothing, animal hairs, light and heat sources,
etc. This makes the trap a very versatile tool for both monitoring and
Do you want to know more?
Our online-database with publications on studies using the BG-Sentinel.
scientists' literature list
Where to purchase?
BG-Sentinle can be purchased in our online-store, by contacting our
customer support by email
(infobg-sentinel.com) or by phone (+49 941 5699 2167).
You can also consult our
list of distributors.
Infos on Biogents
Who is Biogents?
also develops and produces mosquito traps for the end consumer market.
performs contract R&D for producers
of mosquito repellents and