SpringStar's Mosquito Trap-N-Kill targets container-breeding species of mosquitoes that can carry diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, west Nile virus, and yellow fever.
Trap-N-Kill is an economical, extremely simple, and effective method for controlling Aedes and Culex mosquito species. The method consists of a cup system with an overflow hole and a strip treated with a very small amount of a pesticide material. The pesticide chosen has extremely high activity against target mosquitoes.Trap-N-Kill now available!
Within the trap is a landing strip of velour paper and a pesticide-treated strip. The trap also contains water, which the female mosquitoes seek as a requirement for their eggs. The velour paper provides the mosquitoes with a preferred texture, on which they'll land to lay their eggs, staying in the trap long enough to receive a lethal dose from the pesticide. Because the pesticide doesn't kill them instantly, they may fly out of the trap and will die nearby.
A webinar created by Springstar's research and development department
delivered to residents of Hawaii in response to the Dengue outbreak.
We have provided the webinar in a PDF format below.
If you choose to use our webinar as a reference please inform us and properly attribute under CC-BY.
Dengue webinar PDF
Recently, the NIH asked us to put together a short video for Mosquito Week
about how we're using Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
funding to help control Aedes mosquitoes. Here's the result!
On 4/13/2016, SpringStar convened a panel of experts to speak at a "flash webinar" about tools
available for managing the mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus. The result was
a discussion of current and next-generation mosquito control technologies.
|Directions for how to set up the TNK.|
reasons for the dramatic global emergence of DF/DHF as a major public
health problem are complex and not well understood. However, several
important factors can be identified.
1. First, major global demographic changes have occurred...
2. In most countries the public health infrastructure has deteriorated...
3. Increased travel by airplane provides the ideal mechanism for infected human transport of dengue viruses ...
4. Lastly, effective mosquito control is virtually nonexistent in most dengue-endemic countries. Considerable emphasis in the past has been placed on ultra-low-volume insecticide space sprays for adult mosquito control, a relatively ineffective approach for controlling Aedes aegypti ”.