Mosquito Traps Reduce Dengue Risk

A cup, stick of wood and pellets dropped into water make a simple mosquito trap that can help prevent dengue.

The device is being distributed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to public elementary and high schools in Cebu.

Distribution of the ovicidal/ larvicidal (OL) mosquito traps to schools nationwide started last June 13 to prevent the spread of the deadly mosquito-born disease.

The target is to have one OL mosquito trap per classroom, said Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo. The DOST will distribute 435,000 units nationwide.  Read more