RESEARCHERS from the USA's University of California, Davis, have developed a commercially-valuable mosquito trap that - unlike the scents currently used to lure these insects to their doom - does not repel humans with a foul odour.
The new synthetic formula is cheap and easy to use. It contains low doses of trimethylamine and nonanal and appears to entice the bloodsuckers without the stench of other chemical and water infused traps, that sometimes include manure.
The research could play a key role in the surveillance and ...

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