Welcome to Mosquitoes without borders™
We have updated the DIY video so that it is much easier to make.
Mosquitos Without Borders has successfully designed and tested the first what we call line of one-way or dead end™ mosquito traps. What is the secret sauce in one word "Simplicity"....
These traps are capable of allowing a mosquito in but not out 98% of the time. We do this with just water and no electricity, no poisons, no tapes. This trap is tested and optimized on the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is a mosquito that does spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever viruses, and other diseases. This is in essence a ovitrap like device that has been in use for over 50 years by mosquito control districts for mosquito forecasting. We do not use poison and we do not let the mosquito escape! remarkably no power required.
**(see below ovitrap research with a tire by a Canadian University last year, their design allows the diseased mosquito escape, we do not, and we should have comparable results in numbers reduction and better on disease prevention.)
We have an updated do-it-yourself method you can make on your own ONE-WAY trap for pennies to stop the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Soon we will have low cost kits and then actual production. Click here to go to do-it-youself directly.
These one-way traps are patent pending....
We hope to have a comercial product in June if we can get some funding.
Yellow fever, dengue fever, chikungunya. And now Zika, which has spread to more than 50 countries and can cause an array of severe birth defects.
recent article on the AE mossy in the Washington Post 12/24/2016:
“One of the most efficient killers in the world,” Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told The Washington Post this year in discussing A. aegypti.
Of all the mosquito species that populate the planet, few have proved themselves more resilient or more deadly to humans than the Aedes aegypti. The epidemics fueled by this tiny mosquito stretch across hundreds of years and include millions of victims.
Go to the resources page to see why this works, this is a ovitrap, just a one way one that is novel. But to sum it up here is a research article about ovi-traps in 2014. The potential they are hoping for from below has arrived in 2017.
Whereas contemporary ovitraps have shown good potential in reducing the number of Ae. aegypti in an area when deployed in sufficiently high numbers , they are mainly used for scientific and monitoring purposes and not commonly deployed as a standard Aedes control tool. This opens the opportunity for a trap that can be manufactured on a large scale for the pest control market.
September 28, 2016
zika can have other effects!
The below link is an ovitrap using tires with recent research, but again they let the egg layer go, our traps do not.. This research is recent and from a Canadian university. Two problems my trap solves, they do not stop the female who may be carrying a disease from escaping and they if neglected can be a breeding ground. Mine solves both of these. If you go on a vactaion even a week it is a breeding ground.
"The team recently finished their one-year project in the Guatemalan town of Sayaxché. The results were very promising: the ovillantas destroyed seven times more mosquitoes than traditional traps, nearly 18,000 larvae per month. There were no new dengue cases in the area, where normally there would be two or three dozen."