Where is the best site for a trap?
Traps should be placed using the following
- Select an area of tsetse habitat, such as woodland
or thicket, and avoid open areas such as fields and open grasslands
- Within the habitat, select an open site, ideally with
paths or linear openings leading to the site that will make the trap
clearly visible from a distance.
The specific point where the trap is erected should have:-
- No leafy canopy overhead, especially if this might
shade the trap when tsetse are active in the early morning or late afternoon;
- No leafy bushes or obstructions, such as termite hills
or dense bushes, within 3 m of the trap and;
- No fallen tree boles within 15 m of the trap.
Vale, G.A. (1999). Responses of tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) to
vegetation inZimbabwe: implications for population distribution and bait
siting. Bulletin of Entomological Research 88, Supplement
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