I started this company 12 years ago with a mission to change the world by creating the most effective mosquito repellents in the world.
These days it is not uncommon for someone to help tell me how to make my “exit.” Everyone seems to have a different way to sell the company or liquidate our assets – and to be honest this time of year (when sales are slow) it can be tempting to “take the money and run.”
When I first launched Mosquito Steve I knew that I was in this to change the world by reducing the impact that mosquitoes have on our population’s health and well-being while at the same time reducing the reliance on toxins and poisons to do it.
My scientific studies — human landing rate counts — used to be to be the industry standard until West Nile Virus came to America in 1999. Then, congress disallowed use of human landing rate counts for Federal purposes so they would not be responsible for people getting sick.
Nonetheless, most entomologists still say that the most accurate way to test for efficacy is landing rate counts. That is why I do it, in the deepest wooded areas of my hometown of Dallas, TX. Several well-known doctors of entomology have observed and validated my protocols and sample tests.
That’s why our products are the best mosquito repellents on the market – not the most effective organic or all-natural, the most effective of all.