Mosquito Steve - December 11, 2017
Meet Mosquito Steve's Steve Moore
Steve Moore has been deeply involved in the mosquito and fly business since 2001. His passion is evident in that he has pursued more effective and less costly solutions for almost two decades. It may be surprising to know that his background is not in entomology, engineering or chemistry! Moore graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1982 with a bachelor of arts degree. His plan was to be in network news or sports. However, he got sidetracked into advertising and marketing shortly after graduation and continued to hone his sales skills until the mid-1990s. The dot-com boom lured Moore in but after a few years he got tired of the lack of stability, so he began his own service business. Along with the service business, he was introduced to mosquito misting by one of his clients. At the time, there were no misting businesses in DFW so Moore started the first: Mosquito Control Systems, LLC.
It was not long before Moore realized the two problems with the industry:
- Proper mosquito solutions are expensive and out of the price range of most consumers
- The chemicals used in control of flying insects can be very harmful, also kill beneficial insects and pollinators, and mosquitoes have built up resistance to most of them!
Moore has performed hundreds of field trials to validate his products and test the efficacy of others. He has had more than 1000 mosquito bites in one night and, because of his testing, came down with the symptoms of West Nile Virus in the Summer of 2008. He is the authority on reducing the population of mosquitoes without harming the planet and its people. He serves on the board for Drug Prevention Resources and volunteers at the VA Hospital.