African village stagnant water

National and international organisations

The health and economic impact of the mosquito

The mosquito is an important role in the spread of disease and jeopardises the health and economy of entire regions. Qista allows a large-scale mosquito control solution that is both efficient and ecological.

Protect the people

Epidemics with health and economic consequences for entire countries.

Around the world, many infectious diseases are transmitted to humans and animals through simple mosquito bites. They represent a real danger to the health of whole populations and the development of the affected countries. The solutions are costly, sometimes pollute the environment and add to global warming which only increases the associated health risks.

Qista has developed a large-scale mosquito control solution that is environmentally friendly in order to effectively control mosquitoes, regardless of where in the world and size of the area to be treated.

Qista's mosquito control solution protects people from epidemics without harming humans and ecosystems.

African Ethiopian children

Health Issues

Responsible for pandemics, the mosquito is present in 5 continents and affects the living spaces of more than half of the world's population.

In many countries, the mosquito is synonymous with the spread of deadly diseases and considerable financial expenses for the treatment of the sick. The mosquito alone causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. According to the WHO, there are 390 million cases of dengue each year.

In 2017, malaria caused 435,000 deaths*.

The WHO recommends that vector control strategies are put in place to prevent or reduce the transmission of these diseases.

  1. Preventive control (individual or collective) makes it possible to limit the number of breeding sites and therefore the reproduction of mosquitoes near the dwellings. But it has limits when mosquitoes have the opportunity to reproduce in a natural environment.
  2. The elimination of mosquitos in larval or adult (curative) control with insecticides significantly reduces the number of individuals at risk of transmitting diseases. But these treatments are not without consequences: some products are toxic to humans or animals, others pollute and degrade ecosystems. The very targeting of these products is called into question because they would destroy larvae of other harmless species. But today, the mosquito would also show resistance to certain classes of insecticides, making them progressively ineffective .

    In addition to the risks to human and animal health and the damage to ecosystems, these chemical fights against the mosquito can be very costly and not always sustainable.

* According to the WHO
Source: World Malaria report 2014 World Malaria report 2014

Disease focus

Throughout the world, the mosquito is the cause of viral or parasitic diseases. And although these diseases mainly concern cases of transmissions from humans to humans via the mosquito, some can also be transmitted from animals to humans or vice versa, always by the same vector (the mosquito).

According to a study published in 2016 in the British medical journal The Lancet, the total annual cost of dengue fever is almost 8 billion euros.

The main diseases studied were:

In addition to mosquito control in residential areas, particular attention could be paid to the control of mosquitoes near to healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of mosquito transmissible diseases.

Qista’s response

Qista is doubly responsive to WHO's health problems and vector control recommendations:

    1. Control of disease vectors: the decline in the number of mosquitoes leads to a significant reduction in the transmission of vector-borne diseases
    2. Protection of humans and resources: non-toxic, the Qista solution preserves populations and the environment from exposures to chemicals commonly used in vector control

With Qista: drop from 91.2 to 10.2 bites per hour *

That is 88% less nuisance.

* Source: Dr. Brigitte Poulin, Research Institute of Tour du Valat.

Humanitarian doctor in Africa caring for a child

The mosquito: the world’s enemy

The mosquito, including the tiger mosquito (Aedes Albopictus ), is the insect that transmits the most diseases on the planet.

Foundations and the largest organisations are working on a health plan which have the mosquito at the centre. And for good reason! The diseases it carries are present in more than 2/3 of the countries in the world and are the cause of fatal epidemics, with serious economic consequences.

Everyone involved in the fight against mosquitoes agree on the need to carry out sustained and prolonged efforts to limit the epidemic crises: point solutions (fumigation, mosquito nets, repellents etc) will not suffice.

Despite the WHO's policy recommendations and control programs on 5 continents, the mosquito continues to proliferate and is increasingly resistant to the insecticides used.

development of the mosquito: adult, larva and nymph

Agro-economic issues

The presence of the mosquito on the planet could be considered a mere inconvenience to comfort in some regions if it was not also a real nuisance to agroeconomic development.

The proliferation of the mosquito presents three major economic problems:

  • The spread of diseases that ravage livestock and contaminate livestock products (meat, milk, etc.) and weaken human production forces
  • The insect infestation prevents the viability and valorisation of certain urban or agricultural areas. Many areas are unusable because of the presence of the mosquito and the development of cities is considerably slowed.
  • The major mosquito control methods employed so far represent a very high cost for a relative effectiveness..
Economic focus

In his book “Combating mosquito nuisance and disease vectors ”, Frédéric Darriet, a medical entomologist at the Institute for Research for Development, explains that the mosquito/ disease/ man association is a real problem for humanity and impacts the economic development of the affected areas: :

"Diseases have always had a negative impact on the economic activities of a region. A sick man can no longer cultivate his field or simply go to his place of work. It creates a human suffering which affects the family’s income which itself, conditions the food ration, the hygiene and the comfort of every day.

This situation, when prolonged, leads to a weakening of the family unit or of the entire village community."

At a country level, it is easy to imagine that the transmission of vector-borne diseases by mosquitoes is a real decline of the productive forces and greatly hinders the development of urban and agricultural areas

Qista’s response

The Qista solution is part of a committed agro-economic and ecological approach:

  1. Qista allows the viability and valorization of land and agricultural holdings, thanks to its lasting action which limits the reproduction of the mosquito
  2. the Qista solution offers positive economic consequences: no need for protection, no decontamination, no fallow land, and total respect for biodiversity, which generates value

According to the High Council of Biotechnologies, June 2017 , “ losses of points of economic growth (1 to 3 points per year) are attributable to diseases caused by mosquitoes. ”

The ecological fight against mosquitoes by Qista is therefore an economic investment generating growth.

large scale anti-mosquito solution: installation simulation Qista trap
The Qista concept

Patented, environmentally friendly and sustainable mosquito control solution.

Qista mosquito control traps simulate human presence to attract and trap mosquitoes. Each trap can cover a range of up to 60 metres (ie an area of about 1 hectare) and it is possible to protect very large spaces using a number of traps.

Large-scale protection

Qista allows health organisations to reduce mosquitoes in large areas without impacting ecosystems and that is safe for humans.

To create protective barriers and repel the mosquitoes around a city or farm, the traps can be installed at regular intervals between the area to be protected and the breeding area of mosquitoes.

This large-scale control of mosquitoes allows for a significant reduction in the rate of mosquito bites: -88% according to the study carried out in 2015 by the Ecosystems department of the Research Center of Tour du Valat. The considerable reduction in the number of mosquito bites reduces the transmission of diseases.

Learn more about the study

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