Attractive toxic sugar baits for controlling mosquitoes: a qualitative study in Bagamoyo, Tanzania

by Marta Ferreira Maia, Frank Chelestino Tenywa, Hannah Nelson et al.
Malaria Journal 2018 17:22, 10 January 2018

6 pp. 1.2 MB

Malaria elimination is unlikely to be achieved without the implementation of new vector control interventions capable of complementing insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying. Attractive-toxic sugar baits (ATSBs) are considered a new vector control paradigm. They are technologically appropriate as they are simple and affordable to produce. ATSBs kill both female and male mosquitoes attracted to sugar feed on a sugary solution containing a mosquitocidal agent and may be used indoors or outdoors. This study explored the views and perceptions on ATSBs of community members from three Coastal Tanzanian communities.

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