You don't need electricity or fire to operate this new type of mosquito trap. It uses sunlight and can be set up in various locations without having to worry about plugs. It's a low running cost eco-friendly device.
During the daytime, the device stores thermal energy from the sunlight and releases that late in the afternoon when mosquitoes are most active. At the same time, it emits carbon dioxide (CO2). Mosquitoes mistake the device for an animal, fly to it, and land to suck blood. That's when the adhesive tape traps the mosquitoes. This innovative new mosquito trap utilizes the behavior of mosquitoes and traps them efficiently.
In August 2014, a case of dengue fever was reported and startled Japan. Although nobody died in Japan at the time, overseas, the outbreak of dengue fever often leads to death, mostly among children and the elderly.
In addition, due to global warming, the habitat of mosquitoes which used to be limited to tropical and subtropical regions, have been moving toward the north. Experts warn that the risks of people contracting various infectious diseases, not only dengue fever, is on the rise.
|Infectious diseases||Dengue fever (No preventive medicines or vaccines)|
|Transmitting mosquitoes||Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus|
|Symptoms of infection||Fever, headache, joint pain, muscle pain, rash, etc.|
|Regions at risk of infection||Tropical and subtropical regions in the African region, American region, eastern Mediterranean region, south-east Asian region, and the western Pacific region. In Japan, aside from imported cases, national cases have also been reported, so caution is required within Japan, too.|
|Infectious diseases||Japanese encephalitis (Vaccine exists. ※Effective period of vaccination exists)|
|Transmitting mosquitoes||Culex tritaeniorhynchus|
|Symptoms of infection||Fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, impaired consciousness, spasms, etc.|
|Regions at risk||Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, The Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Brunei, Pakistan, Singapore, Guam, Saipan, Australia (northern part of Queensland), Russia (easternmost part)|
|Infectious diseases||West Nile fever (No preventive medicines or vaccines)|
|Transmitting mosquitoes||Species such as culex, aedes, anopheles, etc.|
|Symptoms of infection||Fever, headache, muscle pain, loss of appetite, etc.|
|Regions at risk of infection||Outbreak reported in a widespread area such as Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Western Asia.|
|Infectious diseases||Malaria (Preventive medicines exist. ※The disease may occur even after taking the preventive medicine.)|
|Symptoms of infection||Fever, headache, vomiting, muscle pain, etc.|
|Regions at risk of infection||Epidemics reported in tropical and subtropical regions in Asia, Oceania, Africa, and Latin America.|
※ Reference FORTH (Quarantine Information Office, Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare).
Information on infectious diseases for overseas travelers.
Sri Lanka is hot and humid
Although the dengue fever and West Nile fever are both diseases that pose infection risks in so many regions, neither of them have preventive medicines nor vaccines. There is an internal remedy for malaria, but it doesn't cover every base. As far as Japanese encephalitis goes, the side effects of the vaccine are a concern.
Under these circumstances, it's essential to be creative and prevent from being bitten. This is an effective measure to prevent infections.
In order to prevent from being bitten, some countries are taking measures to try to prevent the emergence of mosquitoes. For example, in Sri Lanka, if one fails to clean up areas that may become infested by mosquitoes or leave rain water as it is, they will be fined. In Singapore, if a mosquito larva is found or if one causes the emergence of mosquitoes, they will be fined. Such low-key measures are effective to some degree, but they're far from reducing the fertility of mosquitoes. There's still a demand for effective extermination methods.
There are pests aside from mosquitoes that bite humans and animals and suck their blood. A ceratopogonidae is a type of fly that swarms in places such as swamps. Literally meaning "small mosquitoes like a grain of rice bran", its body is about 1mm long and tiny. Since it can pass through screen windows and hide in clothing, it's an insect that's difficult to prevent from being bitten. It sucks blood from several areas at a time, causes severe itching, and is extremely unpleasant. Blood-sucking pests such as ceratopogonidae, horseflies, mosquitoes, and gnats are all said to be attracted to CO2 and heat.
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