A New Trap For Glossina Morsitans as a Strategy for Quality Improvement of African Trypanosomiasis Control

R. K. Esena


The effectiveness of 4 traps including a newly designed trap for Glossina morsitans were compared. The traps were: the F3 trap, Epsilon trap, the new trap [Mbangala Trap] and Challier-Laveissier trap (biconical trap). All experiments, baited with acetone were replicated four times in 4 x 4 latin squares. The SPSS programme version 16 was used to analyze the data. Data were transformed to percentages (%) for comparison of trap catches and also subjected to a log (n+1) transformation prior to analysis of variance using F-test for significance between means and multiple comparison between trap types. Results showed that the new trap was most effective trap against G. morsitans. Out of a total of 782 flies caught within 16 days, the new trap caught 368 flies, representing 49%. This is followed  was used to analyze the data. by Epsilon trap 26%; F3 trap 16% and biconical trap 9%. In the new trap, less material is required than for the biconical, F3 or Epsilon trap; the constructional details of the trap is given using locally available materials. The next step is to test the trap as a component of an appropriate technology for community participation  and quality improvement of  G. Morsitans control.

Keywords: Tsetse, Glossina morsitans, Tsetse traps, New trap [Mbangala Trap]

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