Pakistan, Nepal want PH’s dengue traps – Inquirer Global Nation | Inquirer Global NationPosted: July 1, 2013
The DOST has licensed a manufacturer and a marketer and distributor for the OL trap kits.
Houses should have OL traps
Almanzor said a packet of the specially formulated pellets costs about P4 each. A packet is good for about one week’s use before it has to be replaced.
The DOST has advised that each house should have at least four traps, two placed inside the house and two placed outside.
Almanzor said they hoped that the OL trap pellets would eventually be made available even in sari-sari stores.
She said they needed to find more interested parties who would invest in the equipment needed to mass-produce the pellets.
“We are very much willing to transfer the technology,” she said.
The DOST also pointed out that the OL trap was only one way to prevent the spread of dengue, as the primary preventive measure still involves keeping one’s surroundings clean and destroying mosquito breeding sites such as uncovered containers that collect clear, stagnant water.
Scientists are still working to improve the OL trap and find better ovicide and larvicide solutions.