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The Ovillanta Traps Are Made Out Of Discarded Automobile Tires

 - Apr 9, 2016
References: grandchallenges & gizmag
Researchers working on behalf of the Grand Challenges Canada initiative have developed an exceptionally innovative and useful mosquito trap that is made out of a single discarded tire.

Dubbed the 'ovillanta', this mosquito trap is crafted together out of two 50-cm long sections of tire that are placed together to form a cave-like shape. Some water is placed in the bottom in addition to a non-toxic, milk-based mosquito attractant solution. When female mosquitoes fly into the structure, they lay their eggs on a strip of paper -- that is regularly removed, checked for eggs and destroyed. The system has successfully been trialed in a number of field tests.

Ultimately, this innovative tire-based mosquito trap makes for a great way to control mosquito populations, important at a time when the world is grappling with various mosquito-borne diseases.