Insect trap

The University Court of the University of Glasgow and Ifakara Health Institute (2016) Insect trap. .

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An electrocution-type insect trap for non-destructive capture of mosquitoes, in which an electric field for mosquito electrocution is optimisable through the provision of a variable voltage power supply. The insect trap can be portable and can be battery-powered, to enable use in remote locations. The variable voltage power supply can be arranged to controllably multiple an input DC voltage to an output DC voltage that is supplied to an electrocution grid. The electrocution grid may surround all or part of a cavity for receiving a lure (e.g. a living subject) to attract mosquitoes. The electrocution grid may comprise a plurality of parallel spaced-apart conductive elements that are electrically connected to the variable voltage power supply so that the output DC voltage creates an electric field between adjacent conductive elements.

Item Type:Patents
Additional Information:Publication Number: WO2016066847A1. International Application Number: PCT/EP2015/075354.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kreppel, Dr Katharina and Ferguson, Professor Heather and Govella, Dr Nicodem
Authors: Ferguson, H., Govella, N., Maliti, B., Mirzal, N., and Kreppel, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
First Published:05 May 2016

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