This page is designed to showcase what real-time mosquito activity monitoring can do.
MozTrack IoT insect tracking devices around the city of Perth and South West of Western Australia are reporting real-time information for public viewing.
Please note that this is a technology demonstrator and so there is no guarantee that all sensors are running or indeed that the data is 100% accurate.
These sensors are detecting any mosquitoes passing through a volume of approximately 500mm X 300mm X 4000mm
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Daily mosquito activity numbers for the last nine days from the detection site. Below is a more graphical history chart.
Real time chart of mosquito numbers detected in 10 minute intervals from the detection site. The last few days shown for comparison.
Mosquito numbers detected in a suburban setting at 10 minute intervals integrating data from a number of MozTrack devices spread over the area.
Using data like this it may be possible for instance to detect the source of some of these mosquitoes, perhaps a neglected home swimming pool.
Why do we need MozTrack?
Mosquito surveillance is costly and difficult task largely done by physical trapping and manual identification. An automated system would give valuable early warning alerts so we can more efficiently tackle these mosquito borne viruses and their human impact.
Don't just take our word for this crucial surveillance, the Australian Federal Government announced on the 11 March 2022 a $69 million response to Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) which includes $17.5 million in funding for mosquito surveillance. Check out the announcement here
Real-time monitoring (simulation) of pig farms in Perth and South West Australia for mosquitoes to see which farms might be at risk of the Japanese encephalitis virus