The Biodegradable Mosquito Trap

initial prototypes tested in Australia in various conditions throughout areas affected by Dengue Fever

Why A Biodegradable Mosquito Trap?

 

To make controlling mosquito populations easy, better for the environment and more cost effective.

 

  • Mass spraying and fogging of dangerous pesticides indescriminately kills all insects and is linked to negative health affects of local residents and the environment. 

 

  • The female Mosquito travels only 400m radius and seeks out standing water immediately after having her blood meal to lay larvae. By ridding areas of standing water and placing traps in key locations the female mosquitos are attracted to the traps. Upon landing on the trap the insecticide kills both the female and the eggs preventing the spread of disease.

 

  • Plastic mosquito traps are 5X more costly than paper based biodegradable traps. This prevents many areas from affording proper mosquito population control. 

 

  • The insecticides used by Greenlid's biodegradable mosquito trap can be tailored to local standards and use minimal concentrations to reduce the effects on the surrounding ecosystem.

 

  • Traps break down in 4-6 weeks. Using plastic mosquito traps requires management every cycle to prevent the traps from becoming a mosquito breeding ground with an inaffective insecticide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Biodegradable Mosquito Traps work at my home? 
 

Greenlid envirosciences intention was to develop a mosquito trap that was both less expensive and easier to deploy. The goal is to partner with governments and social agencies that can position the traps where most needed.

 

We do intend to make the technology available for everyone but have prioritized regions with evidence of mosquito borne diseases.

Just Add Water
Biodegradable Mosquito Trap
 

The Biodegradable Mosquito Trap is designed to be easily and cost effectively deployed in both urban and rural areas inflicted with mosquito borne diseases.

 

Biodegradable Mosquito Traps manufactured by Greenlid Envirosciences are currently being ordered by the Australian government for use during Dengue Fever outbreaks in the State of Queensland.

 

The just add water solution allows quick mass deployment with minimal cost for education. 

 

A Biodegradable Mosquito Trap contains the mosquito attractant, insecticide and 1 step instructions for the user. User fills with water and lets stand for 4-6 weeks. 

 

Female mosquitos travel only ~400m radius during their entire lives. By placing Traps locally you can decimate the mosquito population of a targeted area preventing spread of infection

 

Once deployed no upkeap is necessary. The trap will leak contents in 4-6 weeks coinciding with the loss of effictiveness of the insecticide and naturally break down. Just replace The Biodegradable Mosquito Trap and add water to begin new cycle.

Components

 

Biodegradable & Compostable Container

Mosquito Attractant

Insecticide (region/species specific)

 

Development
 

Dr. Morgan Wyatt (PhD Chemical Biology) developed an additive that would both be compostable and water resistant. The patented additive allows for the creation of water resistant recycled cardboard to replace plastic.

 

Our Biodegradable Mosquito Traps are 100% 

compostable and biodegradable. They are manufactured from a waste product (end-life recycled cardboard) and minimize both the environmental impact and cost of mosquito population management.

 

Biodegradable mosquito traps acts as an all in one solution for decreasing local moquitos populations within an area, while additionally eliminating the need for upkeep and potential infestation due to mismanagement of the plastic mosquito traps. 

 

The additive is formulated to degrade at the same rate as the biocide present in the traps. This allows the user to fill it and forget it. Starting with a new container every 4-6 weeks with minimal handling. This just add water solution simplifies mosquito population control in both urban and rural environments. 

 

By utilizing the Greenlid Envirosciences system your area can invest significantly less into mosquito prevention while attaining the same results as traditional plastic Lethal Ovitraps.