Vortex Insect Control
What is Vortex
What are the benefits?
How does it work?
What insects do we catch?
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What is Vortex's history?



What is Vortex's history?

The Vortex Insect Trap was initially created by Charlie Curnow and his brother Bryan, when Bryan’s farm was being inundated with destructive moths destroying his vegetable crops. At the same time, the local pub was also being swarmed by the pests making the watering hole look more like a scene from a sci-fi movie.

The Curnow brothers did what all smart inventors do: they used age-old concepts in an innovative way. (No doubt there are hundreds of people now scratching their heads and musing: “Why didn’t I think of that?”) Charlie’s engineering expertise was of particular benefit in creating the Vortex.

Bryan and Charlie knew most insect pests were attracted to light and they also knew they needed a way to easily eradicate them and then remove them.

These three factors led to the combination of light, water and a ‘ trap’. This is how the Vortex Insect Trap was born.

The brothers were joined by Penny Delfs as research assistant and business/marketing manager, and after several iterations and prototypes, the Vortex product was born.

Sadly, Bryan Curnow passed away before the Vortex Insect Trap entered the market but Charlie and Penny have continued the journey.

Vortex Insect Control Holdings Limited was established in 2003 when Charlie and Penny were joined by early stage shareholders who shared their vision of growing the company and its environmentally friendly products.