What if you made your own solar mosquito trap?

because of mosquitoThis summer, some tourists had to cut short their holidays on the beaches of the Mediterranean. In certain areas of France, the invasion continues today, despite occasional extermination of mosquitoes. An inconvenience push two Toulouse metropolitan area To search for all the unimaginable and possible solutions to get rid of these obstacles to living abroad.

After discovering that the prices of mosquito traps on the market were beyond the reach of all budgets, Marie Salomon and Emmanuel Lyases decided to create their own devices, Lamy, the smart mosquito repellent. At first, they thought about renting these stations of a new type. Finally, they made another choice: to share their manufacturing instructions in Open Data. Or, for those who do not have the spirit of a handyman, offer it for sale at a reasonable price of 379 euros.

“We have put ourselves in the shoes of Mr. and Mrs. Everybody and developed our own plant, at the lowest cost and lightest possible. We have developed a gel that will develop CO2 and you can make in your kitchen, which means you don’t have a CO2 canister that mimics human breathing. One added value is supplying It allows the station to be moved anywhere, and since it can be unlocked, it can be moved anywhere without changing the station’s location, explains Marie Salomon, who works in the pharmaceutical sector.

600 people have uploaded their brochure

It was her husband, an engineer by trade, who developed the device, using recycled products to manufacture it, such as the sink tube used to connect the container where the carbon dioxide gel is located. So their technology is independent, ecological, design and, above all, democratic, because it is available to everyone in a “do-it-yourself” mode.

Since its launch this summer, more than 600 people have downloaded their instructions for free. Like Jerome Rennie, who lives not far from Saint-Étienne. For several years, it was invaded by mosquitoes. After trimming his land, and re-digging the gutters of the gutters, some time ago he invested 400 euros in a station.

Nothing works. Therefore, when he heard about the LAMI device on social networks, he decided to bring out his own gadgets to make himself. I didn’t want to pay €400 again. And what’s interesting about their system is the solar panels that will allow me to put them everywhere on my land. Their instructions are not complicated and well detailed, at the moment I bought some parts for 140 euros and I use recycled materials”, explains this handyman.

Also experienced in Cameroon

On average, it takes a long day. Currently, a few individuals who are not familiar with in-house manufacturing have pre-ordered with the structure established by the young couple from Salvetat-Saint-Gilles (Haute-Garonne), a village where Authentic case of dengue fever It was recorded earlier this month.

“Mosquito spread is still a public health problem. We think the more equipped families there are, the less disturbance,” recalls Marie Salomon, who is happy that FabLab Low-Tech in Yaoundé, Cameroon, has started work on the mosquito trap thanks to their building plan. It was released for free. There, mosquitoes are vectors of malaria that kill many people every year. Thanks to the collection of electronic waste, these Cameroonian “manufacturers” intend to replicate the device in several copies to make it an effective tool in the fight against this pest.

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