Mosquito & Sandfly Traps
Day or nighttime collection of mosquitoes and sandflies including specific traps for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus or gravid Culex mosquitoes. Battery-powered traps feature incandescent or blacklight (UV), downdraft or updraft fans, CO2 release and photocell control.
Floating Adult Emergence Trap for Catch Basins and Wells
This trap (Model 619) captures emerging adult mosquitoes from catch basins and wells. Stormwater treatment systems utilizing catch basins are ubiquitous in the USA and are known sources of mosquito production in the urban environment. The principal mosquito species occupying these habitats are mosquitoes of the genus Culex, some of which are the primary enzootic vectors of St. Louis Encephalitis and West Nile virus. In an effort to reduce arboviral transmission to humans, catch basins are often treated for mosquito abatement with larvicidal oils, Bti, etc. This trap is designed to monitor the efficacy of such treatments.
Daytime Traps for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
The CDC Fay-Prince Trap Model 712 is a daytime trap which is quite specific for Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus adults of both sexes. It was designed by the Technical Development Laboratory of CDC. Baited with CO2, it is the trap of choice for Aedes sierrensis.
The Omni-Directional Fay-Prince Trap Model 112 is a daytime trap which is quite specific for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus adults of both sexes; it will capture gravid and nuliparous females. Based on the original CDC Fay-Prince Trap, this Model 112 trap increases the collection of females since they can be captured arriving in any direction.
The CDC Wilton Trap Model 1912 was a cooperative design effort of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the New Orleans Mosquito Control Board for the collection of Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus.
Traps for gravid Culex quinquefasciatus, etc.
The Frommer Updraft Gravid Trap Model 1719 operates in a fashion similar to the CDC Gravid Trap (Model 1712) by creating an upward current of air from within the confines of the oviposition pan, so that the mosquitoes are drawn into the unit during their pre-oviposition examination of the medium. The chief advantage of the 1719 over the 1712 trap is that the Frommer version has a collection chamber below the fan and the adults are not exposed to the aspiration fan; the result is pristine specimens that are easy to identify.
The CDC Gravid Trap Model 1712 is particularly good for collecting virus-positive mosquitoes since it was designed by Dr. Paul Reiter of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to collect gravid Culex mosquitoes.
New Standard Night and Daytime Battery-Powered Traps
The New Standard Miniature Incandescent Light Trap Model 1012 features 100% light output and maximum airflow for superior catch results. The internal programmable photoswitch can control any combination of motor and/or light on and off at dusk and dawn.
This trap (Model 1012.CO2) combines the proven performance of the New Standard Miniature Incandescent Light Trap with a small precision pneumatic valve controlled by the trap’s internal photoswitch that turns on and off the release of CO2 with the light level.
The New Standard Miniature BlackLight (UV) Trap Model 1212 uses maximum airflow and an internal super-efficient transistor ballast to drive a 4 watt blue-blacklight tube for superior catch results. The internal programmable photoswitch can control any combination of motor and/or light on and off at dusk and dawn.
Night and Daytime Battery-Powered Traps
The CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512 was developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to provide a reliable and portable sampling device for the collection of mosquitoes and sand flies used in arbovirus and taxonomic studies. This basic trap is capable of once-a-day tending when fitted with the optionally available PhotoSwitch and Air-Actuated Gate System.
The CDC Fay-Prince Blacklight (UV) Trap Model 812 adds a blacklight tube and ballast to the popular CDC Fay-Prince Trap for day and nighttime collections. This trap is quite specific forAedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus adults of both sexes. Baited with CO2, it is the trap of choice for Aedes sierrensis.
The Miniature Downdraft Blacklight (UV) Trap Model 912 is similar to the CDC Miniature Light Trap Model 512, but includes a blacklight tube support and ballast. Blacklight (UV) aids in attracting a greater number and diversity of mosquito species, Culicoides, and Phlebotomines.
The CDC UpDraft Blacklight (UV) Trap Model 1312 was developed from a design of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. In field tests in Central America it caught several times more Anopheline mosquitoes than did standard CDC Miniature or New Jersey light traps.
The Ruggedized Storm Sewer Trap Model 519.55 was developed in concert with entomologists with the Mosquito Control Division of the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services in 2002-2003 for trapping primarily Culex quinquefasciatus females in the storm sewer system of Harris County surrounding the city of Houston. The body and lid are made of virtually indestructible ABS plastic; the other parts of the trap are either aluminum, stainless steel, or bronze.
Permanent-Mounted 110/220 VAC Traps
The New Jersey Stainless Steel Light Trap Model 1112 has been a long time standard for mosquito control operations. The large stainless steel trap is usually permanently mounted and is available with an optional PhotoSwitch and Programmable Seven-day Timer.