'Biotrap' is a Sustainable Tool to Help Keep Bugs Away

By: Erica Francis - Jul 21, 2016
References: indiegogo
Greenlid Envirosciences' developed biodegradable mosquito traps. The new invention, made out of recycled cardboard from a landfill, is called 'Biotrap' and according to the company, is both cost-effective and sustainable. Greenlid Envirosciences uses patented compostable additives to waterproof the cardboard traps. The traps are simple to use -- just fill it with water and the trap acts like a simulated breeding ground to attract and kill mosquitos.

The company is currently looking for funding on Indiegogo to help develop the product while providing a philanthropic incentive for consumers; for every purchase on Indiegogo, the company will donate Biotraps to Direct Relief International Medical Corps.

Biotrap could serve to be a cost-effective and sustainable tool to help ward off mosquitos for both consumers and governments. The product has already been used in the US, Brazil and Colombia to aid in eliminating the Zika virus and the Australian government has ordered Biotraps to combat against the spread of Dengue Fever.