Take back summer from the season's number one nuisance with GreenStrike's Mosquito Preventer

TORONTO, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ - The Mosquito Preventer by GreenStrike is the optimal solution for those who want to enjoy the outdoors without the annoyance of mosquito bites and buzzes. It doesn't just simply zap or trap mosquitoes like traditional units, but instead, captures and destroys mosquito eggs to significantly aid in lowering populations. Virtually silent and cordless, the Mosquito Preventer is made with outdoor entertaining and cottage life in mind so you can enjoy patio dinners and backyard fun without those pesky unwanted guests.

Inspired by Dr. Gerardo Ulibarri's six years of research on mosquitoes and designed by Maxtech in Waterloo, Ontario, the Mosquito Preventer has been extensively tested in some of the most mosquito-infested areas in the world. Based on in-field studies in Africa, Guatemala, Mexico and Northern Ontario, an average of 8,000 mosquito eggs were captured in just one day. The science behind the Mosquito Preventer is the first-of-its-kind Zero-Hatch Technology, which mimics an artificial pond environment for female mosquitoes and disposes of their eggs in an environmentally-safe manner.

The Mosquito Preventer uses two non-toxic mosquito lures to attract female mosquitoes to the artificial pond. It features two landing strips that replicate pond greenery – where mosquitoes often lay their eggs – and has a UV light that turns on to mimic dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. After the mosquitoes lay their eggs, they also leave behind a natural pheromone that attracts other female mosquitoes. In combination with the lures, this lets the unit collect up to 5x more eggs than a natural breeding ground. Every three days, the eggs and attractants pass through a filter that destroys the eggs. The mosquitoes' pheromones and GreenStrike lures are then recycled back into the artificial pond, ready to capture more mosquito eggs.

The Mosquito Preventer provides homeowners with a natural defense against the spread of life-threatening diseases as it specifically targets the Culex and Aedes mosquitoes – carriers of the West Nile virus and Dengue Fever, respectively. In Canada alone, 564 West Nile virus cases have been reported in the past three years, with the most number of cases occurring in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Manitoba (Public Health Agency of Canada).The Mosquito Preventer gives you peace of mind and helps to protect your family and friends from multiple mosquito-transmitted diseases.

The portable Mosquito Preventer is simple to set up and maintain and doesn't use harmful pesticides or produce toxic smells. For best results, it should be placed in a shady, lush corner and set up around the first signs of spring as it becomes increasingly effective over time.

In just three weeks, one mosquito can multiply to over 30,000, which is why it's so important to stop mosquitoes instead of temporarily prevent them. Perfect for backyard lovers, cottage goers, garden enthusiasts, patio diners, outdoor entertainers and golfers, the Mosquito Preventer lets you trade in the days of harmful repellents and useless swatting so you can enjoy the outdoors all summer long.

MSRP: $299.99 *exclusively available at Home Hardware

For more information, please visit: www.green-strike.com

About GreenStrike

GreenStrike is a brand of Maxtech Mosquito Control Inc., a division of the Maxtech group of companies founded in 1977 by entrepreneur and engineer, Kacee Vasudeva. GreenStrike specializes in innovative, environmentally-friendly preventative technology and has worked closely with the World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization and Laurentian University to combat disease-carrying mosquitoes around the world.

The Maxtech group of companies is based out of Waterloo, ON and is focused on consumer product design and engineering. Other divisions of the Maxtech group of companies include Maxtech Consumer Products, which manufactures hand and power tool accessories for professional and DIY use, and BEAPCo, the number one provider of innovative, environmentally-safe bed bug detection and monitoring devices.

Information taken from:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wnv-vwn/mon-hmnsurv-archive-eng.php#a2008_12
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wnv-vwn/table/2013-2017-eng.php
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wnv-vwn/nsr-rns_2014/final/index-eng.php

SOURCE GreenStrike

Video with caption: "Video: GreenStrike’s Mosquito Preventer - How it works". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdYwgcPlC0Y

Image with caption: "GreenStrike’s Mosquito Preventer captures and destroys mosquito eggs to stop population growth before it starts (CNW Group/GreenStrike)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150506_C7173_PHOTO_EN_16355.jpg

Image with caption: "For best results, start using in early Spring and place in a lush, shady corner (CNW Group/GreenStrike)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150506_C7173_PHOTO_EN_16356.jpg

For further information: James Kinder, Birchall & Associates Inc., 905.338.7600 ext. 108, james@birchallpr.com; Amanda Moss, Birchall & Associates Inc., 905.338.7600 ext. 106, amanda@birchallpr.com

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