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Posts about Spartan Mosquito

People searching the internet for spartan mosquito does it work? sometimes get directed to my site, so I thought it might be useful to make a post that listed all my previous writings about the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator and the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech. I never intended to write more than the first post, but the company’s decision to sue me changed that. I’ll probably be making an 8th post soon, given that the class-action lawsuit against the company and its owners is heating up (I read every document in the court record). And then there’s always the chance that scientists will soon publish their efficacy findings on the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech.

  1. Spartan Mosquito Eradicator (review)
  2. Spartan Mosquito v. Colin Purrington
  3. Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech
  4. Class action suit over Spartan Mosquito Eradicators
  5. Experiments on Spartan Mosquito Eradicators fail to detect efficacy
  6. Does the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech attract mosquitoes?
  7. Help me fight Spartan Mosquito’s SLAPP

Another reason I’m listing all my posts is to make it easier for journalists. Several have expressed interest in the saga. I’m hoping they will mention divining rods and the ADE 651.

Help me fight Spartan Mosquito’s SLAPP

AC2T, Inc., the Mississippi-based corporation that markets the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator, has hit me with a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (a “SLAPP”) in response to a review of the device I posted on my blog and for communications I made with the Environmental Protection Agency. Details on the lawsuit here.

Want to help?

If you’d like to contribute to my legal defense fund, I’ve set up a GoFundMe campaign.

More details

AC2T’s suit against me also functions as a way to silence others. Indeed, that is likely its main purpose. For example, the American Mosquito Control Association has done a thorough investigation of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator but has decided to keep the findings private out of fear of litigation. The AMCA has also stayed silent on the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech.

If you want to hear more about AC2T from an independent source, please read the $5,000,000 class-action lawsuit that’s pending against them.

Contact

Please send me an email.

Jeremy Hirsch, inventor of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator

Spartan Mosquito v. Colin Purrington

AC2T, Inc, a Mississippi company valued at over $100 million, is suing me in Federal court over my review of the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator. The device is a plastic tube filled with sugar, salt, yeast, and water and is purported to act as an attractive toxic sugar bait. Box claims that device will eradicate (kill) approximately 95% of mosquitoes in a yard for 90 days — the company does not release efficacy data, but claims it possesses them. My opinion is that the devices don’t kill mosquitoes, and the above review explains my reasoning. The owners, Jeremy Hirsch and Chris Bonner of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, seem particularly upset that I shared my review with state pesticide officials as well as federal regulatory agencies (EPA, FTC). The suit was brought to bankrupt and silence me, so it’s a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation).

Here’s the first part of my motion to dismiss the lawsuit:

“In this lawsuit, Spartan seeks to use its superior financial resources to silence a former college professor who has been exercising his constitutional rights to petition his government and advocate on an important environmental and public health issue: the effectiveness of commercially available mosquito control devices. In Mr. Purrington’s opinion, based upon his personal evaluation of Spartan’s product and his scientific knowledge, Spartan has made false and misleading claims about the efficacy of its product, thereby violating federal environmental regulations and potentially endangering public health. Most of the statements that Spartan cites in the Complaint reflect Mr. Purrington’s efforts to reach federal and state officials with information about Spartan’s misleading and false claims concerning the efficacy of its product. The remaining statements reflect Mr. Purrington’s efforts to raise public awareness of the matters about which he is petitioning, describe his own opinions, or contain facts that Spartan does not, and cannot, deny are true. Applicable law does not provide Spartan with a valid claim against Mr. Purrington under those circumstances. Notably, even if Spartan could show that Mr. Purrington should be liable for his statements, Spartan fails to plead facts that would suggest it has incurred even a cent of damage to its business to justify its claims. That omission suggests that Spartan has sued merely to intimidate Mr. Purrington rather than to recover any demonstrable damage to its business. For those reasons, Mr. Purrington respectfully requests that the Court dismiss the Complaint in its entirety, with prejudice.”

The full brief is here (PDF). All the documents for the case are listed here:

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16600915/ac2t-inc-v-purrington

I can send PDFs of any of the above if you have an interest.

UPDATES

Scientists in Florida concluded the Spartan Mosquito Eradicators do not work.

Scientists confirm that salt doesn’t kill mosquitoes.

Spartan Mosquito, Jeremy Hirsch, and Bonner Analytical Testing Company are being sued for false advertising and fraud.