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Reclaimed Tire Mosquito Traps

The Ovillanta Traps Are Made Out Of Discarded Automobile Tires

— April 9, 2016 — Tech
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.





Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Mosquito Traps - Using reclaimed materials like discarded tires to create effective mosquito traps offers a sustainable solution to controlling mosquito populations.
2. Eco-friendly Insect Control - The development of non-toxic, milk-based mosquito attractants and reusable trap systems promotes eco-friendly methods for insect control.
3. Upcycling for Public Health - The practice of repurposing discarded automobile tires for mosquito traps demonstrates the potential for upcycled materials to address public health concerns.
Industry Implications
1. Environmental Sustainability - The use of recycled materials and non-toxic attractants in mosquito traps aligns with the industry's commitment to promoting sustainable practices.
2. Public Health - The innovation of tire-based mosquito traps offers disruptive opportunities for the public health industry in combating mosquito-borne diseases.
3. Waste Management - The repurposing of discarded tires in mosquito trap manufacturing highlights the potential for waste management companies to find new solutions for environmental and public health concerns.
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