Current control methods aren’t working
Every year hundreds of millions of people suffer from debilitating illnesses transmitted by mosquitoes. The best way to control these diseases is to control the mosquito which spreads them: Aedes aegypti.
Existing methods of controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which include spraying or fogging using chemical pesticides, have failed to stop the spread of the disease. That’s partly because the mosquitoes have developed resistance, but also because the Aedes aegypti mosquito lives in and around human habitation – even breeding in vases, water jars and other vessels in people’s houses – so it can be very difficult to reach.