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Dengue is color-blind

There’s a funny thing about dengue fever. It’s color blind, agnostic, asexual, apolitical. It doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, tourist or kama’aina, Republican or Democrat, live on the Big Island or Oahu, have health insurance or not. It’s a community disease and cuts across all swaths of society.  We are all in this together.

So help your neighbors clear breeding sites and teach them how to make traps – or if they can’t, consider making traps for them.  It will help clear the mosquitoes from your home too.

Van started

Welcome to This site is about making simple, but effective mosquito traps.  They are based on designs used by scientists researching mosquito control around the world, and published in peer reviewed journals.

We’ll add photos as we can to help clarify things.  Also, the site will be changing a lot over the next weeks while we build it.

Feel free to contact us at with any suggestions, ideas, corrections, etc.  Mahalo.