BioCare AGO Mosquito Trap
BioCare AGO Mosquito Trap
BioCare AGO Mosquito Trap

BioCare AGO Mosquito Trap





The BioCare Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO trap), was developed by the Center for Disease Control and has been proven to reduce populations of Aedes mosquitoes by over 80%. It is effective for the mosquitoes that transmit Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. No pesticides or pheromones required. Just add water and a little hay.

The Trap-N-Kill® Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap is an 18 liter black bucket fitted with a “capture chamber” on the top. The capture chamber allows you to swap out the sticky board without having to pull off the whole lid. Twist the top half of the chamber and you'll have access to where the sticky board rests. The bucket itself is filled with water up to a specific depth that is controlled by a series of slots which are machined into the bucket sides. Female mosquitoes are attracted to the hay-infused standing water and seek to lay their eggs on a hard surface right at the water line.

They try to do that by entering the capture chamber through the top screen. They can get through that screen with ease but other critters, like squirrels or birds can't. The capture chamber, a cylinder, contains a replaceable glue board that covers the entire inside portion of the cylinder. The mosquitoes cannot get to the water surface because the bottom screen is made of a finer mesh than the top one -- too fine for a mosquito to get through. As they keep trying to get to the water, they tire and may need to rest and land on the glue surface. 2 Traps per box. Made in USA. (For replacement pads see item 41817)