Global public health

Hudson are advocates for public health programs that remove the threat to life and human well-being.

Hudson has gained experience producing the best sprayers for agriculture and world health, meaning we have more knowledge about how to build better performing sprayers than anyone. Our X-Pert® disease vector sprayer has been found to comply with the performance guidelines of the World Health Organization Specification number WHO/VBC/89.970.

Hudson is a leader in worldwide efforts to improve community health through disease vector control. Founded in 1905 by H.D. Hudson, from its inception the company has established a world-wide reputation for quality and service. During World War II, the company produced an enormous quantity of sprayers and dusters for US forces overseas for their own use and use with refugees to help control malaria and other insect-borne diseases.

Hudson sprayers are engineered and built to exacting specifications in order to assure long, dependable service in the most rugged and remote locations. Over the years we have pioneered advances in sprayer features and technology and we hold numerous sprayer and sprayer-related patents.

Disease control initiatives

Read more about vector disease control initiatives by Hudson:

  • Malaria – a life-threatening disease caused by parasites and transmitted exclusively through the bites of mosquitoes
  • Zika virus – related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses, spread by black mosquitoes

Indoor residual spraying

For individuals, personal protection against mosquito bites represents the first line of defence for Malaria prevention. Indoor residual spraying with insecticides is a powerful way to rapidly reduce Malaria transmission. Its full potential is realised when at least 80% of houses in targeted areas are sprayed.

According to the World Health Organization, vector control is the only intervention that can reduce malaria transmission from very high levels to close to zero at the community level. (Source: World Health Organization, World Malaria Report 2013.)