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Monday, 29 September 2014 08:25

BG-Sentinel: The researchers' mosquito trap

A result of more than 15 years of academic research into the host-finding of mosquitoes, the BG-Sentinel (a.k.a. the BG trap or BGS trap) is a mosquito trap used by mosquito professionals worldwide.

The BG-Sentinel mosquito trap
  • mimics convection currents created by a human body
  • employs attractive visual cues
  • releases artificial skin emanations through a large surface area
  • can be used without CO2 to specifically capture selected mosquito species
  • is an excellent general mosquito trap when used with CO2

Introduction

Used in combination with the BG-Lure cartridge, a dispenser which releases a combination of non-toxic substances that are also found on human skin (ammonia, lactic acid, and caproic acid), the BG-Sentinel is especially attractive for the yellow fever (or dengue) mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus, the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, and selected other species. With the addition of carbon dioxide, the BG-Sentinel is an exellent surveillance tool for mosquitoes in general.

The BG-Sentinel mosquito trap is essentially a collapsible, white fabric container with a white gauze covering its opening. The diameter is 36 cm (14 inches), the height 40 cm (1.3 feet). In the middle of the gauze cover, air is sucked into the trap through a black catch pipe by an electrical fan, drawing approaching mosquitoes into a catch bag. Unlike in other monitor traps, the catch bag is located above the fan, the catch can be controlled easily, the captured mosquitoes remain intact and well preserved for analyses.

The air then exits the trap through the white gauze, generating ascending currents. These are similar to convection currents produced by a human host, both in its direction, its geometrical structure, and, due to the addition of the BG-Lure, also in its chemical composition.

Interesting for professional researchers and mosquito specialists: the BG-Sentinel is large enough to incorporate additional attractants such as fragrant substances, small living animals, worn clothing, animal hairs, light and heat sources, etc. This makes the trap a very versatile tool for both monitoring and research.

Features, applications and options

Different variations of the BG-Sentinel can be used according to the target species, the study aim and conditions in the field. The trap can be used with or without carbon dioxide, and with Biogents' proprietary attractant for a anthropophilic mosquitoes (such as Aedes aegypti or Culex quinquefasciatus), the BG-Lure. We also offer a kit to add UV-light for biting midges (Ceratopogonidae) and other species that are attracted to ultraviolet light.

The BG-Sentinel needs a 12 V DC energy source. For a use on the electricity network, Biogents supplies mains adaptors. In the field, the traps can be hooked up to batteries. For normal field conditions, we suggest the use of motorcycle batteries which are readily available in most regions of the world. A capacity of 11 Ah is needed for every 24 hours (this includes a secruity factor).
All variations and available accessories can be found in the product catalog for researchers.

Brochure

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How to order

The BG-Sentinel can be purchased by contacting our customer support by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or by fax (+39 0832 312766).

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Video inspections

Delco Pest Control specialized personnel will carry out video inspection monitoring critical control points of your spaces up to the identification of any risk in order to eliminate or minimize the likelihood of their occurrence.

Once the problem has been identified, the subsequent restoration intervention can be no margin of error, in a short time and with maximum efficiency. Video inspections appear absolutely precise and effective thanks to a high-definition monitor and periscope systems.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:40

Windows cleaning system

Delco succeeded in mechanizing the cleaning of windows using the most advanced technology in the purification and treatment of water, thanks to the latest generation of poles.

The combined effect of chemically pure water and poles allows cleaning with a simple brush. Using pure water leads to better, longer and more uniform results compared to cleaning with soap, all without (need for lifting, therefore eliminating risk for the operator). This system is completely organic, since no chemicals are needed.

Delco guarantees safety at work, professionalism, quality, reduced costs.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:40

Enviromental remediation

Disinfecting and sanitizing are the set of operations required to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms present in spaces, objects and furniture in common use that usually become contaminated. Pathogens in the environment often, transmit diseases to healthy organisms, directly or indirectly. Disinfection is one of the useful treatments for the prevention of infectious diseases, eliminating microbes (bacteria, germs) that pollute interiors and surrounding air.

Disinfections are carried out in any place frequented by many people. The most at risk are:
  • Rest Homes and Hospitals
  • Kindergarten and Schools
  • Prisons
  • Banks and Public Offices
  • Gyms and Leisure Centres
  • Hotels
  • Offices
  • Our Houses

Delco Pest Control implements preventive measures carrying out cleaning and sanitizing interventions supplemented by ordinary disinfection at regular intervals and ensures the complete health of spaces through monitoring systems. In addition to traditional disinfectants, Delco uses dry saturated steam that sanitizes and disinfects surfaces in an environmentally friendly way.

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Photovoltaic system maintenance

Solar panel cleaning: dirt accumulated on the transparent cover of panels involves a gradual reduction in its receptivity and consequently reduces the energy efficiency.
We must consider that the action of the rain and the wind does not clean up completely. This means less revenue for the photovoltaic system operator. Then, it becomes necessary to schedule a systematic cleaning of the panels.

Delco succeeded in mechanizing photovoltaic panels cleaning using the most advanced technology in the purification and treatment of water, thanks to the latest generation of poles. Delco Cleaning System is an innovative system to clean up solar panels.

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Derattizzazione Ecologica 

Perchè è importante eseguire la derattizzazione ecologica all'interno dei parchi fotovoltaici? Non va trascurata l'azione di danneggiamento di strutture di vario genere causata dall'erosione prodotta dagli incisivi dei roditori. Di particolare importanza possono risultare le erosioni ai danni dei cavi elettrici, le quali possono produrre malfunzionamenti nelle apparecchiature o corti circuiti.

Adottando un sistema di monitoraggio degli ambienti, attraverso il sistema EKO, è possibile risolvere definitivamente il problema in maniera assolutamente naturale e senza veleni rispettando le Norme sulla Valutazione dell'impatto Ambientale.

EKO è un sistema infallibile che, grazie a soluzioni tecnologiche innovative, vince l'istinto naturale e l'astuzia del topo consentendone la cattura in continuo. L'animale viene attirato all'interno del congegno dall'odore del mangime e viene catturato istantaneamente appena tenta di mangiare, grazie a sensibilismi meccanismi.  

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:39

H.A.C.C.P.

The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system is mandatory for all to involve in food production, to evaluate and assess hazards and risks and establish control measures to prevent the occurrence of hygiene problems.

The HACCP system is based on the application of seven principles:
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Identification of CCP (critical control points)
  • Definition of Critical Limits for each CCP
  • Definition of critical control points monitoring requirements
  • Definition of corrective actions
  • Definition of procedures for verifying the HACCP system is working as intended
  • Definition of record keeping procedures

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:38

Disinfection

Disinfection is a measure to reduce the amount of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa) by at least one hundred thousand times by killing, inactivation or lifting, in order to free the material disinfected from any source of infection.
Bacteria, pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and molds, invisible to the human eye, constitute a potential health hazard. The disinfection is used to destroy pathogens spread in the environment, in plants and equipment. The first step is the elimination of dust, a source of germs and bacteria and excellent habitat for dust mites which cause annoying allergies.

Using specific products according to different places and surfaces, Delco is able to make more hygienic and secure your environment.

Health and environment

Environments frequented by many people such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, medical clinics, gyms, cinemas, theatres, etc. and all areas at risk for the presence of air-conditioning ducts, are often the site of parasites that lead to the formation of pathogenic microorganisms.

Therefore, it is a good idea to apply these effective interventions to make all of these spaces salutary, and you can respond to those needs only contacting a serious and equipped business.

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Disinfestations

Interiors: environmental and food hygiene

It is absolutely necessary to combat pests that can cause serious damage, in order to safeguard human health and to give a good corporate image, particularly in all those spaces where there is the presence of food, such as restaurants, schools, kindergartens, hotels, offices, canteens.

Using cutting-edge media, Delco Pest Control is able to radically destroy these insidious pests through flushing, spray or fumigation, also covering large areas. Furthermore, you can avoid harmful infestations in respect of a good HACCP system applying appropriate means of monitoring.

Outdoor: let’s save our green

Pests ruin and sicken ornamental plants, often annoy us and can transmit various diseases. Our company steps forward to controlling pests, such as mosquitoes, flies, moth, fleas, mites, ticks, ants and others, using powerful thermal foggers and long throw atomizers, which can cover very large areas, or small and agile atomizers, which allow to reach any point in outside areas such as parks, gardens, landfills, farms and more.

We wish to clarify that the actions we carry out are always executed in absolute safety for persons and animals and in respect of useful insects.
It is important to realize that the disinfestation of outdoor areas is a very serious preventive action, it can prevent the entry of pests that would require the use of insecticides in indoor areas. In this way, companies in the food sector may also satisfy one of the points of the HACCP (HAZARD ANALISIS CRITICAL CONTROL POINT).

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Rodent control

Why is it so important to control and prevent the infestation of pests, parasites, viruses, bacteria, and in particular, mice? Because mice destroy and pollute food of all types.

The WHO - World Health Organization carried out extensive studies demonstrating that worldwide about 33 million tons of food per year are spoiled by mice. Moreover, mice heavily pollute the places where they stay leaving traces of urine and excrement which result in many diseases. Talk with confidence to Delco Pest Control, company specialized in ECOLOGICAL RODENT CONTROL: Delco guarantees the effectiveness of the service, while respecting the environment.

Our intervention

Adopting a system of monitoring of the environment, using the EKO system, you can permanently solve the problem in a natural way and without poisons, therefore respecting the environment and assessment regulations. EKO is an infallible system that, thanks to innovative technological solutions, wins the natural instinct of the mouse allowing capture.

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013 13:25

Cockroaches disinfestation

The elimination of the widespread presence of crawling insects (cockroaches, scorpions, etc.) requires the use of techniques and products that vary according to the species of pests.
The company has been working for years to provide the best solutions for Cockroaches disinfestation, responding to different types of requests and needs: from the large industrial complex to condominiums or private individuals.

Our customers can rely on professionals who analyze the nature and type of infestation during an initial inspection and then choose the most suitable solution for the individual case.
After the preliminary evaluation, our operators carry out the cleaning of areas at risk, close the entrances to pests with mechanical, chemical and biological agents and products that make Cockroaches disinfestation as effective as possible.

The company guarantees the utmost professionalism from their employees, and maximum safety of activities carried out, we are also fully insured.

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