There’s a new Canadian invention that can make it a whole lot easier for you to enjoy time outdoors this summer. The Mosquito Preventer by GreenStrike captures and destroys mosquito eggs to stop population growth before it starts. How cool is that?
This nifty new machine is a handy solution for folks who want to enjoy the outdoors without the annoyance of mosquito bites and buzzes. It doesn’t just simply zap or trap mosquitoes like traditional units, but instead it captures and destroys mosquito eggs to significantly aid in lowering populations. Virtually silent and cordless, the Mosquito Preventer is made with outdoor entertaining and cottage life in mind so you can enjoy patio dinners and backyard fun without those pesky unwanted guests.
Inspired by Dr. Gerardo Ulibarri’s six years of research on mosquitoes and designed by Maxtech in Waterloo, Ontario, the Mosquito Preventer has been extensively tested in some of the most mosquito-infested areas in the world. Based on in-field studies in Africa, Guatemala, Mexico and Northern Ontario, an average of 8,000 mosquito eggs were captured in just one day. The science behind the Mosquito Preventer is the first-of-its-kind Zero-Hatch Technology. It mimics an artificial pond environment for female mosquitoes and disposes of their eggs in an environmentally-safe manner.
The Mosquito Preventer uses two non-toxic mosquito lures to attract female mosquitoes to the artificial pond. It features two landing strips that replicate pond greenery – where mosquitoes often lay their eggs – and has a UV light that turns on to mimic dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. After the mosquitoes lay their eggs, they also leave behind a natural pheromone that attracts other female mosquitoes. In combination with the lures, this lets the unit collect up to five times more eggs than a natural breeding ground. Every three days, the eggs and attractants pass through a filter that destroys the eggs. The mosquitoes’ pheromones and GreenStrike lures are then recycled back into the artificial pond, ready to capture more mosquito eggs.
The Mosquito Preventer provides a natural defense against the spread of life-threatening diseases as it specifically targets the Culex and Aedes mosquitoes – carriers of the West Nile virus and Dengue Fever, respectively. In Canada alone, 564 West Nile virus cases have been reported in the past three years, with the most number of cases occurring in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Manitoba (Public Health Agency of Canada). The Mosquito Preventer gives you peace of mind and helps to protect your family and friends from multiple mosquito-transmitted diseases.
Portable, the Mosquito Preventer is simple to set up and maintain and doesn’t use harmful pesticides or produce toxic smells. For best results, it should be placed in a shady, lush corner and set up around the first signs of spring as it becomes increasingly effective over time.
In just three weeks, one mosquito can multiply to over 30,000, which is why it’s so important to stop mosquitoes instead of temporarily preventing them. Perfect for backyard lovers, cottage goers, garden enthusiasts, patio diners, outdoor entertainers and golfers, the Mosquito Preventer lets you trade in the days of harmful repellents and useless swatting so you can enjoy the outdoors all summer long.
MSRP: $299.99 *exclusively available at Home Hardware