Mosquito Prevention with #GreenStrike. Yes, it works!
After months of harsh cold winter, I look forward to the nicer weather. Unfortunately with nice weather comes nasty mosquitoes that feed on you and carry disease. This year we were offered a Green Strike Mosquito Preventer unit to review and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
For the first half of the summer we experienced a drought here in Southern Saskatchewan and the mosquito population was practically nil. It wasn’t until a recent downpour where we received just over 4 inches of rain in a two day span that we saw the mosquito population explode. Going from stepping outside without having to use mosquito spray on my kids to opening the door and at least 20 mosquitoes are inside before you have time to shut the door is a huge difference.
We love spending time outside as a family no matter what time of year, especially in the summer when the kids can be free to play without getting cold. My kids would spend everyday outside, all day, if they could. As a mother, I have to make sure that my kids aren’t harmed in the process. I take precautions by spraying their skin with mosquito repellant or clothing coverage whenever possible but I prefer not having to use chemicals if at all possible. This year we have the added protection of Green Strike.
When our mosquito population boomed our local health officer warned the public of West Nile in the area, carried by mosquitoes. Usually most who are infected do not experience any symptoms or if they do they are mild flue-like symptoms but in approximately 1% of the population, West Nile results in serious neurological symptoms, sometimes even fatal and that isn’t a chance I will take with my family.
We placed the Green Strike Mosquito Preventer about 100 feet from our house in a shaded area, followed the easy setup instructions and waited for the magic to happen. When we first set the unit up we were experiencing drought and as a result we didn’t have a mosquito population to compare to. Once the rain came and the first batch of eggs hatched, the mosquitoes were horrendous.
Just 1 mosquito can quickly multiply up to 30,000 mosquitoes in 21 days!! GreenStrike’s Mosquito Preventer STOPS mosquito population growth BEFORE it starts. It lures in the female mosquitoes using patented, non-toxic lures and replicates a natural pond where females love to lay their eggs. They are drawn into the unit where they lay their eggs and leave behind a natural pheromone, which signals to other mosquitoes that it’s a prime location for egg-laying.
Does it really work?
In short, yes! Let me explain. This Green Strike unit is not a bug zapper, nor will provide 100% elimination of the mosquito population in your yard and it doesn’t claim to. That would be impossible dealing with a flying insect. It does however provide a 70% reduction in population.
In my opinion, it would be better suited for a city location. Although our farmyard may be within the range, we just have too much land and water space to contend with surrounding us. I can tell you that I compared the mosquitos at our farmyard to that of my in-laws who are about 1 mile from us and there was a definite reduction in mosquitos at our farmyard. This unit will provide coverage for up to a 22,000 sq ft. What I liked most about it is that it’s simple to use, low maintenance, cordless and environmentally safe.
Green Strike Features
- Features mosquito lures that replicates a pond to kill mosquito eggs and helps to reduce second generation mosquito populations
- Prevents mosquito growth before it is too late
- Simple setup and maintenance
- Cordless, automated filter cycle
- Onboard diagnostics
- Environmentally safe, without using propane, chemicals or glue strips
- Total coverage = 1/2 acre / 22,000sq ft / 2000sq M
- Radius = 25M
We aren’t unrealistic; we know nothing can provide 100% protection from mosquito bites, even indoors sometimes. If we can reduce our chances of being eaten alive outside, we can concentrate on more important things, like enjoying each others company. Green Stike has achieved that for us.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.