While global health organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are at work developing vaccines for Zika, Washington State company SpringStar is building a trap for mosquitoes. Tackling the problem at the source is an alternative to chemical spraying which has not proven to be completely effective. SpringStar’s low-tech trap is easy for an individual family to set and maintain. This helps significantly reduce the population of the disease-spreading mosquito where they live and breed. Woodinville-based SpringStar has grown from a garage start-up to a 45,000 square foot facility that manufactures an array of non-toxic traps for insect pests. Read more in The Seattle Times and Puget Sound Business Journal.
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