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B a c h e l o r o f S c i e n c e i n N u r s i n g Level III–Block A Group 2

the black paint or black container lures the female mosquitoes. The strip of wet “lawanit” board inside the trap creates optimum condition that adds up to the level of attraction for female mosquitoes. male mosquito has no significance at all except for reproductive purposes. This leads to virus transmission. Every time an infected mosquito bites. When blood meal is satisfied or completed. sip blood of human victim and lay eggs. female mosquito has three major chores: To mate with the male mosquito. Among the favorites of mosquitoes are children who are smelly and wet with sweat. Meanwhile. Basically. This is the DOST Ovicidal and Larvicidal (OL) mosquito trap. This is the time the OL mosquito trap performs its functions to impede mosquitoes’ regeneration. it transfers the virus. No one is exempted from mosquito’s bites. The scientific principle behind this technology is that mosquitoes preferred to lay their eggs in dark colored containers. the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) introduced an alternative to address the alarming dengue situation in the country. A female mosquito needs to bite at least three human victims in order to complete her blood meal.C h r i s t i a n A l c o n |2 OL Mosquito Trap: A simple science that works According to the Department of Health (DOH). the female mosquito lays her eggs. OL mosquito trap technology    designed to attract female mosquitoes to lay its eggs on the trap. When we talk about the transmission of dengue virus. but this does not mean that mosquitoes are selective. dengue incidence in the Philippines has risen to an “all-time high” and reached the epidemic proportion in some regions. After mating with the male mosquito. . Basically. a low cost yet effective device designed to reduce the population of the dengue-carrying “Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus” mosquitoes by attracting and k1illing their eggs in a simple but effective science-based system. female mosquito starts to hunt a human victim to supply her blood meal from sunrise to sunset. This is the reason why dengue virus is not transmitted after six o’clock because Aedes mosquito bites only at daytime.

worldngayon. http://www. its larvae will not become pupa.. the better.  It is a “set and forget” principle. If a single female mosquito lays 100 eggs in the trap.C h r i s t i a n A l c o n |3 What is new about the OL mosquito trap  natural ovicide and larvicide o These are pellets in form. o These pellets contain non-toxic substances safe to human. put it on dump and undisturbed areas or in the suspected areas where mosquitoes are hiding. then forget about it. The more traps. The technology is also easy to manage. because the trap itself kills the eggs or the larvae. this means you trap 100 eggs to become adults in several days. o Once the egg touches the solution it will die. o Set the trap.com/2011/03/mosquito-trap-2/ LAWANIT BLACK PLASTIC CUP PELLET . made from organic compounds derived from plants. the larvae will die. It is a simple arithmetic in terms of natural mosquito reduction by simply putting this trap. o If the egg hatches. its pupa will not become adult and no adult to lay egg. and you prevent 100 mosquitoes to bite approximately 300 human victims at the average of three human victims in every complete blood meal.

After cooling down. Put 200ml hot water in the bottle. Put the sugar water in cold water to cool it down till 40C (temperature). When yeast . stir with 50gram brown sugar. 3.No need to mix the yeast with the sugar water. Cut the top of the bottle as shown 2.C h r i s t i a n A l c o n |4 How to build a Mosquito trap Materials Needed:       2000ml (2 liter) bottle 50 gram (brown) sugar 1 gram yeast Thermometer Measure cup Knife and Black paper 1. put the sugar water in the bottle then add the yeast.

C h r i s t i a n A l c o n |5 ferments. You’ll have to replace the sugar water + yeast solution every 2 weeks. . Put black paper around the bottle since mosquitos like dark places and carbon dioxide. 4. so the best place to place the trap is at some dark corner. dont throw the top part away because that’d be needed for step 5 .you see they put the top upside down to fit into the bottle. This mosquito trap will then start working. 5.Mosquitos fly around the corner. Carbon dioxide will be released from where we drink the bottle so make sure to seal the edge. you’ll see the effect. TIPS: Put the trap in some dark and humid place for 2 weeks. it creates carbon dioxide. When you cut the bottle.

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