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Spartan Mosquito

Spartan Mosquito

A history of AC2T, Inc., the Mississippi corporation that manufactures the Spartan Mosquito Eradicator, the Spartan Mosquito Pro Tech, and the Sock-It-Skeeter. Maintained by Colin Purrington.

2013-10-04 00:00:00

Jeremy Hirsch manages Wich Which sandwich franchise in Hattiesburg

dates tentative

2014-08-01 00:00:00

Jeremy Hirsch invents Spartan Mosquito Bomb

https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/documents/Business/businessProfiles/Spartan%20Mosquito.pdf

2015-07-01 00:00:00

Jeremy Hirsch reads article describing "95% control"

Date tentative. E.g., Beier et al. 2012: https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2875-11-31

2016-07-22 12:00:00

Website URL purchased

http://www.spartanmosquito.com

2016-08-15 00:00:00

AC2T incorporated

2016-09-28 00:00:00

'Spartan Mosquito' Facebook page created

https://www.facebook.com/spartanmosquito/photos/a.757910464311523/757910987644804/

2016-12-01 00:00:00

Mosquito Bomb renamed Mosquito Eradicator

date tentative

2017-01-01 14:00:00

AC2T hires scientists to conduct efficacy experiments

Data are suppressed under NDAs. Range tentative.

2017-01-15 00:00:00

AC2T starts production of Eradicator

2017-02-18 10:00:00

AC2T posts Facebook ad with Zika claim

https://colinpurrington.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/spartan-mosquito-zika-898x1024.png

2017-03-08 00:00:00

Mississippi Attorney General sends warning to AC2T

https://colinpurrington.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/spartan-mosquito-zika-legal-action.jpg

2017-03-17 00:00:00

EPA receives complaint about unregistered website sales

Event info

2017-03-27 00:00:00

Website shut down (forced?)

2017-04-01 00:00:00

MS regulator "told from above" to OK Eradicator

2017-04-11 00:00:00

MS inspectors search AC2T facility, find unreg. pesticides

Garret Gaddy

2017-05-01 00:00:00

Louisiana rejects registration for Eradicator

date tentative; data unconvincing

2017-05-05 00:00:00

(Most) states begin granting registrations to Spartan Mosquito Eradicator

tentative dates

2017-05-13 00:00:00

AC2T's Zika claims featured on WDAM TV

https://www.wdam.com/story/35419365/hattiesburg-man-invents-product-to-control-mosquitoes/

2017-07-11 00:00:00

Hirsch and Bonner file for patent

https://uspto.report/patent/grant/10750735

2017-12-01 00:00:00

AC2T moves into Laurel, MS, facility

https://www.facebook.com/spartanmosquito/photos/1099015623534337/Event info

2018-01-01 00:00:00

Connecticut denies registration for Eradicator

approx date

2018-01-01 00:00:00

Louisiana gives registration for Eradicator

date tentative

2018-01-09 00:00:00

New Mexico denies registration for Eradicator

2018-04-01 00:00:00

D.C. denies registration for Eradicator

approximate date

2018-04-25 00:00:00

AC2T execs give $8,100 to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Event info

2018-05-21 00:00:00

EPA adds Eradicator to Determinations agenda

Unknown outcome

2018-08-03 00:00:00

Sock-It-Skeeter incorporated (spin-off)

https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_fl/L18000186442

2018-08-08 00:00:00

EPA issues Notice of Warning to AC2T

2019-04-25 00:00:00

Colin Purrington buys Eradicators for yard

https://twitter.com/colinpurrington/status/1121424700024946691?s=20&t=4FCaqEu4fUSs_nzMDsmpiQ

2019-06-01 00:00:00

Gunster Strategies works to influence Pro Tech registration process at EPA

View PDF of scheme details. Dates are approximate.

2019-06-01 13:00:00

Radio ads for Spartan Mosquito Eradicators play across southern states

Listen to clip.

2019-08-06 00:00:00

Colin Purrington posts review of Eradicator

https://colinpurrington.com/2019/08/spartan-mosquito-eradicator/

2019-08-19 15:00:00

Amazon pulls Eradicator after EPA concerns

Event info

2019-10-08 00:00:00

Washington forwards concerns to FTC & EPA

Steve Foss at WSDA made the reports.

2019-11-11 00:00:00

Innovative Mosquito Control (InMoCo) launches website

https://web.archive.org/web/20200115191655/https://www.inmocoafrica.com/

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