Stop Dengue Now: 5 Questions about the Mosquito OL Trap Answered

Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:46 AM    Views : 833by:Health and Wellness

Keep your family from getting dengue with the newest innovation from DOST.

Make sure your kids are safe from dengue by eliminating Aedes aegypti mosquitoes before they even get a chance to multiply in your community. According to statistics from the Department of Health, there were 118,868 cases of dengue in the Philippines in 2011, with the highest number being in Metro Manila.

With such an alarming number of cases in the country, it's important to take precautionary measures. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) developed the Mosquito Ovicidal/Larvicidal Trap (Mosquito OL Trap) in 2011 as a means of reducing mosquito population. Government agencies Department of Health, Department of Education, and Department of Interior and Local Government joined forces with DOST to create the trap.

Scroll through the gallery below to find out how the Mosquito OL Trap works.

To buy your own traps, contact Czary Techno Industries, their authorized manufacturer. Each kit costs P20.00 with OL pellet packets going at P2 each. You can call Minette S. Trajano at 921-8978 or e-mail or for inquiries. Interested private schools can also contact DOST-NCR at 837-3162.


S & T Trivia

" Two Filipino inventors scored a pair of gold medals in the International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2000) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2000. Engr. Cornelio Seño of Los Banos, Laguna and Rolando dela Cruz garnered golds for their inventions called, respectively, "Pressure Fluid Machine" and "Topical Formulation in Removing Warts, Moles and the Like Using Cashew Nuts (Annacardium occidentale)." Dela Cruz spent 25 years of research for his winning cashew nut preparation known as Dewart and Demole. Seno has four US and four Philippine patents under his name. "

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