The Netherland’s Wageningen University is leading a project to install 4,000 solar powered mosquito traps on the Kenyan island of Rusinga.
The initiative started on April 25, World Malaria Day; marking the beginning of a four year endeavour to eradicate malaria from the island without the use of insecticides.
A “suna” (local word for “mosquito”) trap, a locally produced solar panel, two light fixtures and a mobile phone charging point will be installed at each residence at a rate of fifty houses a week.
The traps contain a natural attractant and once inside the mosquitos are killed by dehydration. The power for the trap ventilators is provided by the solar panel. source