Operates 24/7, 365. Integrates Flat Screen Electroluminescent Light (EL-night) with LED Light (LED-daytime) with frequencies of sound. Uses high voltage electrified grid system to eliminate mosquitoes.
Operates 12 hours with EL light avoiding beneficial pollinating honey bees during daytime periods. Integrates sound and pheromones of specific species of targeted insects.
According to latest WHO figures, as of May 2016, 60 countries and territories report continuing mosquito born Zika transmission.
The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes Mosquito. Prevention and control requires reducing reproduction during multiple annual cycles.
The Aedes Aegypti mosquito carries Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and the Zika virus. One SolaRid unit is effective at controlling the Aedes Aegypti mosquito for over approximately 10 acres.
Besides the Zika virus, mosquitoes are responsible for spreading the deadly Malaria disease. In Africa the economic impact of Malaria exceeds $11 Billion per year. The WHO estimates that more than 200 Million cases of Malaria cause 650,000 deaths each year.
Recognizing infestation levels and utilizing IPM Products Manufacturing's SolaRid technology will combat these global epidemics at a fraction of the cost and without the negative human health and environmental impact of conventional mosquito control methods.
Agricultural production in the United States exceeds $50 Billion, global production $4 Trillion. Both are expected to increase by over 60% in the next 40 years.
Global chemical insecticide industry sales are $12 Billion per year, forecast to exceed $50 Billion by 2019.
Over $9 Billion annually is the estimated cost to human health and the environment from chemical insecticide use annually in the US.
Bio-insecticides currently used in organic agriculture average $700 per acre, chemical insecticides $350 per acre. The cost of IPM products in agricultural application is less than $10 per acre, per year.
Solarid, by IPM Products Manufacturing, is new Patent Pending technology. As its use spreads it will reduce agricultural insect control costs, reduce the expense to human health and the environment that results from the use of toxic pesticides and improve the lives of millions of people.
Collaboration is in the works with the United States Department of Agriculture, The Central Arkansas RC&D, and Organic Farming Associations across the United States to put formal study numbers behind the efficacy SolaRid has demonstrated in informal research, in eliminating Navel Orangeworms, Corn Earworm and Aedes vexans and Culex mosquitoes.
Beginning in March 2017, commercial manufacturing of SolaRid units began. Hundreds of units are being built and shipped, in California for testing and pilot installations. SolaRid has a distributor working with large almond farm operations, making presentations and demonstrating the SolaRid product.
In April 2017, SolaRid units were installed in the flood plains of the Salt River in Arizona monitored by the local county vector control agency. Preliminary test results demonstrate that SolaRid units are 3 times more effective than the most widely used carbon dioxide monitoring device, and at a fraction of the cost. The tests are being documented and will continue through the season.
Additional units were received in Arkansas in April 2017. This installation is being sponsored by a government agency for mosquito monitoring and the test results are intended to qualify SolaRid for government purchases.
In May 2017, agricultural testing of SolaRid will be expanded to include Arkansas and Colorado by farms and government agencies as these regional seasons begin. These tests are designed to control the corn earworm, one of America's most expensive insect problems.