needgap, create startup ideas by solving problems Submit problems for startups to solve for building startup ideas and creating products which people want. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Safe, affordable and efficient mosquito control #pestcontrol #diseaseprevention Mosquitoes cause millions of deaths each year. Diseases borne by them such as Chikungunya, Zika, Dengue, West Nile virus, Malaria, Yellow fever claim its victims; especially children from underdeveloped and developing countries.<div><br></div><div>Worldwide incidence of dengue has risen 30-fold in the past 30 years, and more countries are reporting their first outbreaks of the disease due to re-emergence of mosquito vector viruses.</div><div><br></div><div>Current prevention techniques is focussed on reducing the adult mosquito populations, controlling mosquito larvae and protecting individuals from mosquito bites.</div><div><br></div><div>Mosquito population control revolves around the use of insecticides, introducing predators which feed on mosquitoes and educating the population to avoid creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes; this effort requires large undertaking by the government hence efficiency may vary.</div><div><br></div><div>Personal mosquito bite prevention techniques includes Insecticidal nets which affect the mobility, Electronic traps which don't work &amp; kill other useful insects, Co2 based traps which are expensive. Hence there's a need gap for affordable, efficient, mosquito control.</div> 5 points posted by Abishek Muthian /problems/6-safe-affordable-and-efficient-mosquito-control-pestcontrol-diseaseprevention 6 Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:22:00 +0000