The “Mosquito Killer” billboard is helping Brazil combat the Zika virus

A new billboard has been introduced in Brazil by two agencies, Posterscope and NBS which attracts mosquitos and kills them. This initiative has been taken on to curb the spread of the Zika and other viruses.

This billboard emits carbon dioxide and lactic acid solution which mimics human breathing and sweat. The solution created attracts and traps mosquitos which kill them.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that the Zika virus is a global emergency. According to the organization, the virus is a global public health emergency and requires an urgent answer. To help solve this problem, the agency introduced The Mosquito Killer Billboard. An out-of-home panel equipped with a technology that attracts and kills the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

They say the billboard is designed to attract the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species that has been found to transmit Zika, and that it can lure the insects within a radius of up to 4 kilometers.

Two billboards have been installed in Rio de Janeiro, and the creators have called on others to install more, using the technical specifications that they have published for free online.

This technology should definitely be used worldwide.