The In2Care® Mosquito Trap is made from durable polyethylene, which lasts several years under tropical conditions. The gauze strip on the trap floater needs to be replaced every 4-6 weeks for optimal activity, for which easy-to-use refill sachets can be purchased. We recommend area-wide outdoor deployment, using densities of approximately 1 trap per 400 m2 (10 traps per acre) in high risk areas with many Aedes mosquito breeding sources.
Trap assembly: In2Care Traps have 2 interface components that need to be pressed together tightly before clicking them firmly on the 3 pins of the trap container. They then need to be filled with (>3 Liters of) water and activated with a biocide-treated gauze strip from the refill sachet. The gauze is fitted on the floater component and needs to remain dry. We advise to first place the water-filled trap in its final position before adding the gauze-carrying floater on top of the water. The remaining powder and odour tablets from the sachet need to be added to the water. As a final step the trap lid can be placed on top; fixating it with a twisting movement.
Trap placement: We recommend placing the traps in shaded, vegetated areas, where mosquitoes like to breed. A solid, level underground is necessary for stable placement. Ideal locations are in corners of outdoor porches, underneath garden sinks, near shrubs, etc. Tie-wraps or rocks/bricks can be used to fixate the traps when needed.
Trap maintenance: Water needs to be topped up every few weeks, depending on the climate. We recommend at least 0.5 Liter of water in the traps at all times for optimal outcomes. Refresh the trap with a new refill sachet every 4-6 weeks. Remove the old strip of gauze and the remaining water, assemble the trap with fresh water and a new piece of biocide-treated gauze as described above.