Lethal Trap

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Lethal Trap

  1. 1. SOUTHEAST LABORATORIES, INC. A LETHAL MOSQUITO BREEDING TRAP 1
  2. 2. The Problem: Mosquito-borne disease 2
  3. 3. Malaria: 3 billion+ at risk 300,000,000-500,000,000 infections/year 1,000,000-3,000,000 deaths/year 3
  4. 4. Areas endemic to malaria 4
  5. 5. Filariasis: >1 billion at risk 100,000-300,000 infected 5
  6. 6. Areas infected with lymphatic filariasis 6
  7. 7. Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Worldwide in tropical and subtropical areas Common throughout Caribbean-threat to USA 7
  8. 8. Other Mosquito-borne viruses: a widely distributed threat WN to USA 1999 8
  9. 9. Area of deadly mosquito vectored diseases 9
  10. 10. Control of many mosquito-borne diseases still depends largely on a 2,000-year-old technology: Bed Nets! 10
  11. 11. Our response: A Lethal Trap Turns the Mosquitoes Biology Against Itself 11
  12. 12. Surface with raised edge collects rainwater to refill trap Entry holes covered to prevent UV degradation of larvicide Interior can be sticky or treated with contact insecticide to kill resting adults after oviposition (no environmental release) “Pan” area to hold water and larvicide Overflow ports 12
  13. 13. Trap is secured to the ground using inexpensive golf tees. 13
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  18. 18. Mosquitoes are attracted to the trap by species- specific pheromones 18
  19. 19. Pheromone plus Skatole dramatically improves trap catches: 14-fold compared to water control 5-fold compared to skatole or pheromone alone 80 60 Egg Rafts/Day 40 20 0 Control Skatole Pheromone Pheromone 0 1 2 3 4 5 10-4 μg/l + Skatole 19
  20. 20. Marketing unpackaged, no Wholesale – Shipments in bulk, unassembled, package advertising. – Third World Countries, WHO, Unicef, etc. – Pest Control Companies – National, State, and Local governments – Armed Services Retail – Individually packaged. fully assembled, point-of-sale advertising, media advertising. – Home Depot, Lowes, Wal Mart, and similar channels overseas. 20
  21. 21. Manufacturing 21
  22. 22. COMPETITOR PRODUCTS 22

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