Other Neighborhoods Controlling Mosquitoes

Other Neighborhoods Controlling Mosquitoes

Our program was inspired by similar efforts in two nearby Maryland communities: Sligo Park Hills and University Park.  

In 2018, Sligo Park Hills launched a community effort to control mosquitoes by using the BG-GAT traps and eliminating or treating standing water.  Working with Dr. Dina Fonseca, a professor of entomology at Rutgers University, the neighbors found that the population of Asian tiger mosquitoes was reduced up to 90% in areas with many BG-GAT traps.  To read a short presentation on the Sligo Park Hills effort, go to http://fosc.org.

For several years, the community of University Park in Maryland has been engaged in similar efforts, also guided by Dr. Fonseca.  For more about the University Park program, go to https://sites.google.com/site/mosquitocontrolup/gravid-aedes-trap.  Dr. Fonseca and others published an article in the science journal Nature documenting the University Park program and its results.  Again, they found that in areas with good BG-GAT coverage, the Asian tiger mosquito population was reduced by as much as 90%.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-34161-9

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