“The Horse’s Mouth” with Enrico Levi of Inzecto

The Horse’s Mouth is a talk show where Tom McManus’s guests sidle up to his bar to discuss the intersection of sports, business, and life. Today, Tom sits with Enrico Levi of Inzecto, a UF startup licensing mosquito control technology created by Levi, Roberto Pereira, and principal investigator Philip Koehler at the UF College of Agriculture and Food Sciences.

Orange County Hands Out Thousands of Free Mosquito Traps

Last month, Orange County Mosquito Control identified approximately 93,000 acres that are seeing more mosquitoes. Because of that influx, the county and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are handing out free mosquito traps. The traps were invented in a UF lab. And the company that now sells them, Inzecto Mosquito Trap, donated 100,000 traps to hard-hit communities impacted by hurricane Ian. 9,000 of those traps went to Orange County.

UF Start-Up Helps Fight Mosquitoes in Areas Hit Hardest by Hurricane Ian

A product developed in a University of Florida lab designed to protect American soldiers from insect-borne diseases is helping wage war against the surge of mosquitoes in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian. The Inzecto Mosquito Trap, co-created by Phil Koehler, a UF distinguished professor in the department of entomology and nematology, is an easy-to-use, environmentally friendly, and effective mosquito-killing device. The Gainesville-based company donated 100,000 traps this week to communities struggling with large populations of mosquitoes due to the floodwaters left behind by the hurricane’s rain and storm surges.