Last Updated

22 Jul 2022

Baits and traps for vector control in malaria

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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 Targeted 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.