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Autocidal Gravid Traps (AGO's)

AGO Mosquito Trap

Autocidal Gravid Ovitraps (AGO) are a type of trap our district uses that utilizes water infused with decaying hay to attract female mosquitoes searching for a site to deposit their eggs. The water itself is screened off, preventing the mosquito's access to the standing water. The top section of the trap is lined with "sticky paper" that captures the mosquito when they rest inside the trap after attempting to access the water. The paper is then collected and replaced after a week and the captured mosquitoes are counted.