What are the billboards for killing mosquitoes?
Billboards are an addition to an interdisciplinary approach to mosquito control.
How exactly the device works:
– Emits lactic acid and carbon dioxide and thus attracts mosquitoes.
– The fluorescent light turns on at night and improves the attraction of mosquitoes.
– Once attracted, mosquitoes become trapped inside the advertisement and eventually die of dehydration.
Illuminated advertising billboards in Serbia are powered exclusively by solar power, via a solar panel, while in Croatia they are powered by electricity. Billboards attract mosquitoes in an environmentally friendly way. The info board of the illuminated advertisement contains useful information that citizens can use to educate themselves about the possibilities and ways to reduce the number of mosquitoes in their yards and surroundings.
A WORD FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
The WHO believes that mosquito traps in the form of light-up advertisements that attract and kill the adult mosquitoes are an excellent way to control Zika and other viruses. Chris Jackson, an insect control expert at the University of Southampton, told the BBC that any help with mosquito control was great and welcome.
Public Health Institute Sombor
European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
Teaching Institute of Public Health for the Osijek-Baranja County
Institute of Public Health for the Požega-Slavonia County
The Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina