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About

Now on Kickstarter!
Now on Kickstarter!

 

Why did we develop the Mosquito Box.

The main reason for developing the mosquito box has been started from a tragic story. A story that turned into a dream to being able to protect the people from mosquito borne diseases.

The increasing population on earth and urbanization all over the world is causing problems everywhere around the world. The current indoor mosquito traps have been based on technology from the past. We had to re-invent.

So we went back to the drawing board, adding in research and innovations from the last few years to develop a new generation of smart mosquito traps that are suitable for the current society. Efficient and effective. 

The Story of 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. Development of the MBOX.

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Design in Progress
Design in Progress

 

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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

Technology Packed
Technology Packed

The Mosquito Box uses a combination of different methods to specifically lure female mosquitoes (the ones that bite) into our traps.  Below you can find the list of technology and links to their workings.

- 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) (Air Purify)

Female mosquitoes track humans by tracing Co2 and H2o. They can track Co2 up to 50 meters and follow it back to the place of origin. 

The UV light of the Mosquito Box irradiates a surface coated with Titanium Dioxide to enable the photo catalysis effect (see below) to lure mosquitoes.

This effect is discovered by Dr. Akira Fujishima from Tokyo University of Science and it helps simulate the human breath of Co2 and moisture that mosquitoes use to track their prey.

Photocatalysis
Photocatalysis

 

Titanium Dioxide Coating
Titanium Dioxide Coating

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.

From a Mosquito's Perspective
From a Mosquito's Perspective

 

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.

 

Additional Heat Generation
Additional Heat Generation

 

Spectral Attraction (CCFL/UV Color)  

The light that a CCFL light produces attracts mosquitoes since it has been adjusted to give off the same body heat of human body’s. The light itself also emits a special spectrum that attracts mosquitoes and other flying insects. 

A CCFL light can last up to 40.000+ hours in comparison to the traditional UV lights that people still use from decades ago, there is no need to exchange the light bulbs anymore. Another interesting thing is that a CCFL light uses 60% less energy than the traditional UV bulbs. 

Mosquito Spectrum
Mosquito Spectrum

 

CCFL Light
CCFL Light

 

at Night
at Night

 

Biogents Attractants  (Optional Attractants)

Researchers of Biogents (University of Regensburg / Germany) have over 16 years of research regarding the olfactory system of mosquitoes. 

We have implemented their sweet scent attractants into our traps. With the following results as seen below. 

Our Mosquito Box can function without the optional attractants. If you include the attractants into your trap, you can increase the trapping efficacy.

 

Lab Testing
Lab Testing

 

Our Mosquito Testing Box
Our Mosquito Testing Box

 

Trapping Efficacy
Trapping Efficacy

Capturing Mosquitoes

The Mosquito Box has a fan for two purposes. The fan acts as a suction device to suck in mosquitoes that are attracted to the Mosquito Box.

The second function is to make sure that the Co2/H2o that is generated can be spread out.

Fans of the MBOX
Fans of the MBOX

 

Capturing Tray
Capturing Tray

 

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 mosquitoes by offering 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 mosquitoes to guarantee a 100% capture rate.

Coverage
Coverage

 

Can be places anywhere
Can be places anywhere

 

Adapters for Any Country
Adapters for Any Country

 

 Specifications:

 

Specifications
Specifications

 

 

Production Timeline:

 

Shipping

 

Shipping Schedule
Shipping Schedule

 A lot of work has already been finished after our first generation of the Mosquito Box. We are looking to expand globally to give everyone a chance to buy a Mosquito Box and protect their family & friends from mosquito borne diseases.

Once our finance have been rounded up, we can immediately start producing and shipping our first products after carefully testing them. 

How the funds will be used. 

Our mission is to develop even better traps in the future that we can provide to the world. If there is any profit, we will dedicate it in research & development to improve our understanding of the mosquito. 

We will also provide products & methods to areas that need mosquito control the most. We believe that when you are backing us, it is not only helping you to get rid of mosquitoes, but you will also be helping humanity getting rid of mosquitoes.

We really have to reduce the amount of deaths by mosquitoes, it is one of the biggest killers of the world and to achieve this we need your help!

Back us now!
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Infograph (Gates Notes)
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Increasing Risks
Increasing Risks

 

                                                                                                           
Malaria Risks
Malaria Risks

 Protecting Your Family & Friends On the Go

Protect your Garden & Have a BBQ without being bitten!
Protect your Garden & Have a BBQ without being bitten!

 

Easily Blend In
Easily Blend In

 

 

Risks and challenges

Mosquito Research & Development:
After the first generation of the Mosquito Box we have kept on thinking up idea's to increase the efficacy on catching mosquito's. Our biggest challenge has always been to keep adapting innovative technology into our traps and keep up with the ever evolving mosquito and mosquito diseases.

To keep this Risk as minimum as possible we keep contact with lead researchers like Biogents (Germany) and with our history of cooperation with public instances in Hong Kong we have developed many ways of testing our devices. We have the knowledge and materials, but we need more supporters for us to show that we can be one of the leading fighters against mosquitoes.

Production Risk:
As we have produced mosquito traps for over 8 years and have experienced many kinds of problems, we have the confidence that we can deliver this product in time. Most of the research & development of the MBOX has been done before we went on kickstarter and as for the production, most of the initial stages have been produced before as the first generation of the MBOX and we have made a few adjustments to the MBOX and added a USB 3.0 to increase the efficacy of the MBOX. As this is something we have done before, we do not expect any problems this time around. I promise if there is something going on we will be clear and honest to our backers.

Shipping Risks:
As we are still looking for better ways of shipping our products to our backers. We have looked at the best and safest ways to get our MBOX to you in one piece. One of the most important aspects is that our packaging is sturdy and able to protect the MBOX. For the shipping we are looking to cooperate with UPS/DHL/FEDEX (they gave us a estimate price). At this moment we are also looking for other shipment methods to get our MBOX to our backers in case there is something wrong with our current couriers (UPS/DHL/FEDEX).

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    Support our Fight against mosquitoes!

    Thank you for your support! We will put it into our Research & Development to make even more effective and efficient traps in the future.

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    Mosquito Attractants (3 pack)

    Our attractants in Cooperation with Biogents.

    You can put it into our Mosquito Box to increase the catching efficacy

    Each attractant can last up to 2 months and with the (3 pack) you will have enough supply to last 1 mosquito seasons.

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    (Super Early Bird) Mosquito Box

    You will be the first ones to receive our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting your friends and family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    (Early Bird) Mosquito Box

    You will be one of the first to receive our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your friends and family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    Mosquito Box

    You will receive our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your family.

    Thank you for supporting us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    (Super Early Bird) MBox + Attractants

    Mosquito Box + Attractant (3 pack)

    You will be the first ones to receive our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting your friends and family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    2x (Early Bird) Mosquito Box

    Protect your family or relatives, share a mosquito box with them.

    You will be one of the first ones to receive two of our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your friends or family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    (Early Bird) MBox + Attractant (3 pack)

    Mosquito Box + Attractant (3 pack)

    You will be one of the first to receive our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your friends and family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    Mosquito Box + Attractant (3 pack)

    Mosquito Box + Attractant (3 pack)

    You will receive our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your family.

    Thank you for supporting us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    2x (Early Bird) MBox + Attractants

    Mosquito Box + Attractant (3 pack)

    Protect your family or relatives, share a mosquito box with them.

    You will be one of the first ones to receive two of our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your friends or family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    2x Mosquito Box

    Protect your family or relatives, share a mosquito box with them.

    You will receive two of our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your friends or family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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    4x Mosquito Box

    Protect your family or relatives, share a mosquito box with them.

    You will receive four of our New Mosquito Box in a Beautiful & Sturdy Box that will protect your MBOX and have it fully functional at your doorstep to start protecting you and your friends or family.

    Thank you for being the first ones to believe and support us and helping the world a hand fighting mosquitoes.

    We promise that we will keep putting more resources in our Research & Development and keep developing even better traps in the future to fight off mosquitoes!

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