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Field testing of a lightweight, inexpensive, and customisable 3D-printed mosquito light trap in the UK


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Title: Field testing of a lightweight, inexpensive, and customisable 3D-printed mosquito light trap in the UK
Authors: Hoshi, Tomonori / Brugman, Victor A. / Sato, Shigeharu / Ant, Thomas / Tojo, Bumpei / Masuda, Gaku / Kaneko, Satoshi / Moji, Kazuhiko / Medlock, Jolyon M. / Logan, James G.
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2019
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: Scientific Reports, 9(1), art.no.11412; 2019
Abstract: Mosquito surveillance is a fundamental component of planning and evaluating vector control programmes. However, logistical and cost barriers can hinder the implementation of surveillance, particularly in vector-borne disease-endemic areas and in outbreak scenarios in remote areas where the need is often most urgent. The increasing availability and reduced cost of 3D printing technology offers an innovative approach to overcoming these challenges. In this study, we assessed the field performance of a novel, lightweight 3D-printed mosquito light trap baited with carbon dioxide (CO2) in comparison with two gold-standard traps, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) light trap baited with CO2, and the BG Sentinel 2 trap with BG-Lure and CO2. Traps were run for 12 nights in a Latin square design at Rainham Marshes, Essex, UK in September 2018. The 3D-printed trap showed equivalent catch rates to the two commercially available traps. The 3D-printed trap designs are distributed free of charge in this article with the aim of assisting entomological field studies across the world.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/39403
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-47511-y
Rights: © The Author(s) 2019 This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Type: Journal Article
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