The Use of Indigenous Plant Materials for the Construction of Tsetse Traps in Uganda

  • J. O. Okoth


The use of indigenous plant materials for the construction of biconical traps to control tsetse is described. Preliminary results from field trials indicated that traps made entirely from local materials performed almost as well as a standard design. It is intended to promote the construction and use of these traps on a community self-help basis in sleeping sickness areas of Uganda.

Key Words

Indigenous materials traps tsetse 


L’utilisation des matériaux végétaux dans la fabrication des pièges biconiques pour la lutte contre les mouches tsétsé est expliquée. Les résultats préliminaires des essais sur le terrain indiquent que les pièges fabriqués exclusivement à partir des matériaux locaux sont presque aussi efficaces les modèles standards. Il est recommandé de promouvoir la construction de ces pièges au niveau de la communauté locale des régions frappées par la maladie du sommeil en Ouganda.

Mots Cléfs

Matériaux indigènes pièges tsétsé 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. O. Okoth
    • 1
  1. 1.Uganda Trypanosomiasis Research OrganizationTororoUganda

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