Background - Our Challenge

Developing countries around the world are most affected by dengue and mosquito borne illness, and Thailand, with its tropical weather and large slum communities, faces mosquito infestation every year.

In its battle against dengue and mosquito borne illness, the poor and unprotected suffer the most.

There are many ways that people battle mosquitos; however, many of the effective ones are too expensive for the poor or  harmful to people and the environment while the eco-friendly options are ineffective as scalable anti-mosquito solutions as well as in reaching the hidden breeding sites of mosquitos.

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What Is The Nano Shoes?

The Nano Shoes is an innovative, eco-friendly solution to fighting mosquitos and mosquito-borne illnesses at the source… mosquito breeding sites.

To develop it, we took a synthetic, naturally-occurring mosquito-specific larvacide (BTI) and re-engineered it with nano particles to give it an negative charge (-) to enable it to stick to the mosquitos’ legs … like shoes.

As mosquitos with Nano Shoes land at their breeding sites, Nano Shoe larvacide is released into the water and effectively stops mosquito larvae from maturing into adult mosquitos.

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Why Nano Shoes?

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Female mosquitos can lay up to 300 eggs across 3-4 different breeding sites after mating only once. Of these breeding sites, it is estimated that around 80% of them are hidden from or undetectable by humans.

Nano Shoes helps solve this problem by using mosquitos to locate the breeding sites while also introducing the Nano Shoe larvacide into them… helping control mosquito population at the source.

In addition, Nano Shoe larvacide does not affect other insects or humans, making it an ideal solution to other potentially harmful alternatives in the fight against mosquitos and mosquito-borne illnesses.