HOUSTON, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-based MosquitoMax has invented a patent-pending automatic larvicide dispensing device that works year-round to eliminate mosquito larva in catch basins, French drains, culverts, drainage systems and other places that hold standing water. Called the Larvanator™ ALD-365, the product is a major breakthrough in integrated mosquito management for both homeowners and municipalities. The Larvanator is ideal for use in residential yard spaces, as well as, parks, playgrounds, golf courses, school grounds and municipal storm drain infrastructure.
The Larvanator ALD-365 fastens quickly to the underside of any catch basin cover and automatically dispenses a professional grade insect growth into the catch basin every 30 days once activated. It runs on one 9-volt battery, which is replaced once per year. The constant presence of larvicide kills mosquito larva, preventing them from becoming adult mosquitoes. "The Larvanator ALD-365 is ingenious," states a manager at the Harris County Mosquito Control District. Consistently introducing larvicide into standing water throughout the year has never been done before automatically.
Combat Mosquitoes at their Source
The Larvanator was developed in response to a problem the company found when identifying the source of breeding mosquitoes. Even after aerial spraying to control adult mosquitoes, larva were clearly visible in drains that held standing water. The only solution at the time was to apply larvicide granules by hand, which is not cost-effective or long lasting. Inventor Jeff White states, "This invention is a game changer for the industry. It eliminates larva growth where it's installed, which reduces the need to spray for adult mosquitoes." White added, "You can't always eliminate the water source, so you must treat it. When you treat the source of the problem, you have a good foundation for a successful integrated mosquito management program."
Just in time to help fight the Zika virus, the Larvanator is an effective tool that can be used in any catch basin or drainage system that holds water. Unlike larvicide "dunks" that can float away, and at best only work for about a month, the Larvanator automatically dispenses fresh granules every 30 days, continuously killing mosquito larva for up to one year.
For More Information
The Larvanator ALD-365 will be sold through pest control service companies, lawn and landscaping service companies and pool service companies. For additional information, contact Jeff White at MosquitoMax at 281.579.2525 or toll free 877.523.2525.
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MosquitoMax has been a leader in residential mosquito control technology since 2003, when the company developed the industry's first high-pressure tankless mosquito misting system. Their products are sold nationally and internationally and can be found at mosquitomax.com.
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