Attractive toxic sugar baits and other innovative baits and traps for vector control
In order to eliminate malaria from endemic settings an integrated vector management (IVM) approach is needed and to tackle residual transmission, there is a need to develop additional vector control strategies that complement Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) by targeting mosquitoes that feed or rest outdoors [ref].
One of these methods are the Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits (ATSB), which use the mosquitoes’ own drive for sugar meals against them. Mosquitoes are attracted to the baits using sugar sources and there they are exposed to small doses of insecticide. Additional innovative vector control tools include odour-baited traps, traps with sensory stimuli, acoustic traps or eave baffles and tubes; among others.
The overall goal of this deep dive is to describe the landscape of current research projects relevant to ATSB and other innovative traps and baits for mosquito control, with a focus on malaria vectors. This has been achieved by creating a comprehensive database of the current research activities and in collaboration with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC).