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In recent years, the development of new tools to gather field information about vector ecological parameters has increased. This report evaluated the BG-Sentinel Trap (BGS-Trap), a promising new attempt to improve collection of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti. The efficacy of the BGS-Trap was compared with the CDC backpack aspirator, one of the commonest used methods for capturing adult mosquitoes. BGS-Traps captured significantly more Ae. aegypti males (χ 2 = 21.774, df = 1, P < 0.05) anddoi:10.1590/s0074-02762006000300017 pmid:16862330 fatcat:vri2loin2zbnbaj5pwu632a5de