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ATSB®

The Next Generation in MOSQUITO CONTROL

THE CHALLENGE
Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for several million deaths each year. Current mosquito controls are expensive and often use environmentally toxic active ingredients to which mosquitoes develop resistance. Moreover, many controls are difficult to employ in urban settings or are ineffective against urban breeders such as the Aedes species.

THE ATSB® SOLUTION
Male and female mosquitoes feed on sugar from plants for survival. ATSB® is an innovative and effective solution that uses a patented “attract-and-kill” approach based on the mosquito's natural drive to feed on sugar for energy. It works by combining a proprietary sugar attractant (the bait) with a minimum risk toxin (active ingredient). Once ingested, ATSB® acts as a gut toxin killing both males and females and ultimately crashing mosquito populations.

ATSB® ADVANTAGES

  • Effective in urban and residential areas and large-scale environments such as golf courses and parks
  • Different mode of action (gut toxin) overcomes the mosquito’s resistance to current toxins
  • Utilization of minimum risk pesticides and food-grade active ingredients makes ATSB an environmentally sound option
  • Does not attract pollinators. Formulated and applied to attract and kill mosquitoes

ATSB® IN ACTION
Distribution: ATSB® is available for sale in the United States for control of adult nuisance mosquitoes as concentrate for professional use and as a ready-to-use formula for consumers at retail. These products are sold under the Terminix® AllClear® brand name.

Projects/Grants

  • Awarded $1.8M IVCC grant for a large scale outdoor ATSB® project in Mali, Africa
  • Awarded a Grand Challenge grant to test ATSB® for indoor mosquito control

Publications: More than 20 published ATSB® papers, including control of Aedes, Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes. Non-target tests on bees and other pollinators show no attraction to ATSB®, even in dearth scenarios.

  1. Control of sand flies and mosquitoes with attractive targeted sugar baits (ATSB) and potential impact on non‐target organisms in Morocco Qualls et. Al., Parasites & Vectors 2015
  2. Evaluation of attractive toxic sugar bait (ATSB)—Barrier for control of vector and nuisance mosquitoes and its effect on non-target organisms in sub-tropical environments in Florida Qualls et. Al., actatropica.2013.
  3. Control of Aedes albopictus with attractive toxic sugar baits (ATSB) and potential impact on non-target organisms in St.Augustine, Florida