Crawling Insect Technology

The issue of crawling insects in homes has been an ongoing issue. The popular types of crawling insects causing problems have been ants and cockroaches. The search will focus on existing market solutions targeted towards crawling insects such as ants and cockroaches (other types of crawling insects are in scope i.e., bed bugs).

Description of the need:

A solution to kill or repel mosquitos inside the home which is effective, safe, and effortless.

What we are looking for:

  • Trap and devices (exclude repellent options).

  • New start-ups and/or patented solutions.

  • Any groundbreaking findings from universities/institutes.

  • Solutions which are consumable – technology is or has a component which needs to be refilled.

  • Solutions which are regulation compliant – technology owners have a solid understanding of the regulations on the technologies, ideally the solutions are FIFRA-compliant.

We are not interested in:

  • Solutions which are solely applied outdoors are out of scope.

  • Devices which with no consumable component.

  • Non-regulated technologies - owner needs to provide a detailed background on how the technology is regulated, whether it is by FIFRA standards or a different set of standards.

  • Technology with no proven efficacy data.

  • Unvalidated/unproven ideas – proposals must have some available validation in other fields.

Please note that only non-confidential information describing the technology, current use and IP can be accepted for review.