Comparative Efficiency of Biogents Gravid Aedes Trap, Cdc Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap, and CDC Gravid Trap in Northeastern Florida

J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2017 Jun;33(2):103-107. doi: 10.2987/16-6628.1.


We conducted a study to compare the effectiveness of the Biogents Gravid Aedes Trap (BG-GAT) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGO) with that of the CDC Gravid Trap (CDC-GT) (as a standard) for their proficiency to collect mosquitoes in an urban residential neighborhood in northeastern Florida. Aedes aegypti , Ae. albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus were collected from each trap, with the latter species being predominant. Significantly more Cx. quinquefasciatus were collected from CDC-GT traps compared with the other 2 traps. Pairwise comparison of the efficiency of the CDC-GT revealed that this trap collected 6.7- to 21.5-fold more mosquitoes than the BG-GAT, depending on species. The BG-GAT collected overall more mosquitoes (3- to 6-fold) than the AGO, with the exception of Ae. aegypti, where both traps were nearly equal in effectiveness.

Keywords: Aedes aegypti; Aedes albopictus; Culex quinquefasciatus; autocidal gravid ovitrap; gravid Aedes trap.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aedes*
  • Animals
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Culex*
  • Female
  • Florida
  • Male
  • Mosquito Control* / methods
  • Pheromones*
  • United States


  • Pheromones
  • insect attractants