Kicking it off on Kickstarter -MBOX Insect killer 2Ge
Why did we develop the Mosquito Box. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2009722081/the-mosquito-box-our-innovation-mosquitoes-elimina/
Our main reason for developing the mosquito box has been started from a tragic story, a story that turned into a dream to be able to protect the people around you from mosquito diseases. With our population increasing and with more and more people living in dense urbanized environments, the effective indoor mosquito traps are all out-dated.
So we went back to the drawing board, incorporated research and innovations from the last few years to develop the new generation of smart mosquito traps that are both eco-friendly and low-power usage to fit in the current society.
We will continue the fight! And need your Help!
Our mission and our wish are to protect people from mosquito borne diseases and help people that have caught these terrible diseases. Our Company QM Limited has a long history of fighting against mosquitos in Hong Kong and we are proven to develop effective traps. But this is only our first step, now when we have the solution we would like to go world-wide. We will invest a part of our profit to help the research and the fight against mosquitos; we are planning to work with governments to place new traps to protect their citizens.
But this is a fight, we cannot fight alone. Mosquitos are becoming more and more dangerous everyday with viruses mutating. Mosquitoes are already the world deadliest animal that kills over 750.000 people a year. We have to stand together and fight this deadly and invisible enemy, both with our traps and investment in the research and development. Thank You
How the funds will be used.
As part of our mission is that we will return a part of our investment. We will invest in research & development institutes that help the fight against mosquitos. We will also provide products & methods to areas that need mosquito control the most. We believe that when you are supporting us, it is not only helping you to get rid of mosquito’s but you will also be helping humanity rid of these mosquito pests.
Brian Lamsee, one of our close friends that has had a tragedy happen on his vacation with his grandson. Afterwards he had a Dream and a Purpose.
We will continue the fight! And need your Help!
Our mission is to protect people from mosquito borne diseases and help people that have caught these terrible diseases. We cannot fight this alone and we need your help. Time is ticking and nobody knows when the next deadly mosquito disease is going to appear.
QM Limited has a long history of fighting against mosquitoes in Hong Kong. QM has developed many traps in cooperation with public instances in Hong Kong. But this is was only our first step, we have technology to create even more efficient mosquito traps and we want to be able to give everyone a chance to use it to fight against mosquitoes at home.
Mosquito borne disease keep mutating and who knows when a new one will appear. Mosquitoes are already the world deadliest animal that kills over 750.000 people a year(Gates Notes). Even though we can continue the road we have walked in the past, but time is something we cannot fight and only with your help we can accomplish this fight and give our children a safer world.
The Trapping Methods
Our Mosquito Box uses a combination of methods to specifically lure female mosquitos (the ones that bite) into our traps.
- – Co2/H2o from the Tio2 coated surface
– Dark color design
– Heat & Spectral Wavelengths from the CCFL/UV Light
– (optional) Attractants from Biogents (Germany)
Photocatalysis effect (Tio2 -> co2/h2o)
Female mosquitos track humans mainly by tracing our Co2 and H2o. They can track us up to 50 meters and follow the Co2 back to the place of origin. Using a special 360 degrees CCFL/UV light that can last up to 40.000+ hours and uses up to 66% less power. The UV lights up a surface coated with Tio2 to enable the process below to lure mosquitos in the
Mosquito Sight (Mirror Surface) (Dark Color Design)
Mosquitoes have 2 compound eyes. The compound eyes are made up of many hundreds if not, thousands of lenses called ommatidia.
Testing with different colors we noticed that mosquitoes prefer the color black over any other. Another interesting fact is that mosquitoes stay in groups. With our Mirroring surface it will give the feeling to the mosquito that she is not flying alone to the prey and increase the chances of the mosquito nearing our Mosquito Box.
USB 3.0 (Quick Charge) / (Heat Generation)
We have incorporated a USB 3.0 to easily recharge your Phone. We have thought of many ways in increasing the heat generation of the Mosquito Box to attract mosquito’s but many would incorporate wasting energy to generate heat.
By adding the USB Charger to charge your phone, the Mosquito Box and your Phone produces extra heat to attract mosquitoes, This way it will not waste any energy and produce our desired extra heat attraction.
Mosquito Sight (Mirror Surface) (Black Color Design)
Mosquitoes have 2 compound eyes. The compound eyes are made up of many hundreds if not, thousands of lenses called ommatidia. After researching for a long time and reading in specific detail, we came to a solution that mosquitos are attracted to dark colors. Testing with different colors we noticed that mosquitos prefer the color black over any other. Also another interesting fact is that mosquitos stay in groups. With our Mirroring surface it will give the feeling to the mosquito that she is not flying alone to the target the victim/trap.
Spectral Attraction (CCFL/UV Color)
From research around the world we can confirm that a lot of insect and specifically mosquitos are attracted to certain spectral wavelengths. By making our CCFL light a 360 degrees it will increase the attraction.
In Cooperation with Biogents we have implemented their sweet scent attractants into our traps. With their research & testing of the product we have confirmed that our trap has an increased efficacy in catching tiger mosquitos. Please see the image below for more information regarding the research setup and comparison with other traps.
The MBOX has integrated a fan for two purposes. The fan acts as a suction to suck in mosquitos that are close to the device, since mosquitoes are weak fliers they can be easily sucked in. And with the roster on top it also prevents in sucking in harmless insects, though there are still a few exceptions like moths. As for the second function it makes sure that the co2/h2o that is generated can be spread to lure mosquitos to the device.
The Mosquito Box Usage
The Mosquito Box is designed for indoor usage but is also capable functioning outdoors like for your garden/patio or balcony.
The MBOX is a specialized device that lures in mosquitos and is able to offer an alternative for the mosquito, when there are no options available for the mosquito to bite like in your living room or bed room it will be attracted to the trap and captured. The most important aspect is that you have to keep the trap on when there are no alternatives for mosquitos to guarantee a 100% capture.