Malaria No More

1 05, 2019

Mosquito Squad Kicks Off Annual Campaign To Educate Consumers About Mosquito Protection

2019-05-01T15:50:59-04:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Company accepting entries for #ProtectMySquad contest through June 28

RICHMOND, Va. — Mosquito Squad, the largest and most trusted mosquito and tick control franchise in North America, announced today the launch of its Protect Your Squad campaign to raise awareness about the importance of mosquito protection and help consumers stay informed on best practices to keep their families and pets safe. This year, the brand is once again running its #ProtectMySquad contest where participants will have a chance to win a seasonal mosquito control package and a Big Green Egg grill.

“Recent reports indicate that tick and mosquito-borne diseases have tripled since 2004 and with a higher risk of contracting Lyme, West Nile, Zika and other pest-borne illnesses, it’s so important to take mosquito control seriously,” said Amy Lawhorne, chief operating officer of Mosquito Squad. “For the third year in a row, we’re using our Protect Your Squad campaign as a platform to engage with consumers and ensure they’re equipped to protect themselves and others throughout mosquito season. As a trusted source, it’s up to us to share our expert practices and insights so consumers remain educated and aware.”

In an effort to further spread the message about the importance of mosquito protection, Mosquito Squad has also launched its #ProtectMySquad contest. To enter, participants must post a photo or video of a squad they want to protect to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the contest landing page using the hashtag #ProtectMySquad, tagging Mosquito Squad on the respective platform and sharing their zip code.

The contest is open for entries beginning today, May 1, through June 28. Mosquito Squad will select one winner at random mid-way through the contest and announce them on social media on Memorial Day, May 27. Once entries close, a second winner will be selected and announced on July 4. The first winner will receive a full season mosquito protection package of the original Mosquito Squad Protective Barrier Treatment and the second will receive a Big Green Egg, the coveted kamado-style ceramic charcoal barbecue cooker perfect for summer entertaining.

“We look forward to seeing everyone’s entries as we help them protect their squads throughout the season,” added Lawhorne.

Founded in 2005 and proud sponsor of Malaria No More, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so that homeowners can enjoy their yards, and outdoor living and dining spaces. Since Mosquito Squad’s partnership with Malaria No More, a nonprofit global health organization with the goal of ending malaria deaths in Africa, they have raised more than $400,000 to help fuel the fight against malaria.

For additional #ProtectMySquad contest details, full terms and conditions and to keep up with entries, visit protectmysquad.com.

More information on Mosquito Squad is available at www.mosquitosquad.com. Follow Mosquito Squad on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

About Mosquito Squad

With approximately 250 franchise locations in the United States along with international operations in Kenya and Indonesia, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing consumers to enjoy their yards, outdoor living spaces, special events and green spaces. For more information, visit http://www.MosquitoSquad.comhttp://MosquitoSquadFranchise.com and https://www.theauthoritybrands.com/.

About Authority Brands

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands, LLC is the parent company of seven leading home service franchisors, America’s Swimming Pool Company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, The Cleaning Authority, Homewatch CareGivers, Mister Sparky electric, Mosquito Squad, and One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning. Together, these brands provide home services through more than 1675 locations operated by 920 franchise owners in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Kenya and Indonesia. Authority Brands is dedicated to supporting individual franchisee growth through providing strong marketing, technology and operational support.

3 04, 2019

Mosquito Squad Reveals Top 10 Cities And States Affected By Mosquitoes And Ticks

2019-04-03T05:12:42-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

RICHMOND, Va. Spring has finally arrived and with it, warmer temperatures and frequent rain showers. While many enjoy the sunshine, the rise in humidity and increase in standing water also welcome an influx of mosquitoes and ticks. To shed some light on areas with a higher concentration, national pest control leader Mosquito Squad has released a list of the top 10 mosquito cities and top 10 tick states.

“Mosquitoes and ticks are more than an annoyance, as they can carry dangerous diseases that could affect the well-being of friends and family,” said Amy Lawhorne, Chief Operating Officer of Mosquito Squad. “While the cities and states in this list represent the areas of highest concentration, mosquitoes and ticks seek refuge all over the country. Getting a mosquito or tick treatment is an effective way to rid your home of these dangers and is highly recommended as the season continues on.”

Determined by the number of services provided in 2018, as well as sales from Mosquito Squad’s tick control tube partner Thermacell, the lists show that New York, Massachusetts and Virginia were among the states that have a high concentration of both mosquitoes and ticks.

       Top 10 Mosquito Cities

       Top 10 Tick States

·         Boston, MA
·         New York, NY
·         Washington, D.C.
·         Chicago, IL
·         Twin Cities, MN
·         Richmond, VA
·         Philadelphia, PA
·         St. Joseph, MI
·         St. Louis, MO
·         Charlotte, NC

·         New York
·         Massachusetts
·         Pennsylvania
·         New Hampshire
·         New Jersey
·         Connecticut
·         Maine
·         Maryland
·         Virginia
·         Minnesota

Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, although other tracking methods suggest that approximately 300,000 people may get Lyme disease each year, with 96 percent of reported cases concentrated in 15 states including New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Connecticut. The possibility of contracting Lyme disease coupled with the continued threat of West Nile virus make mosquito and tick protection a priority for many homeowners. These insects breed in moist environments and with the Climate Prediction Center forecasting warmer-than-average temperatures and above-normal precipitation levels for parts of the country, the number of mosquitoes and ticks is likely to grow.

“It’s important to remember that flooded areas create the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes,” said Lawhorne. “To keep them at bay, tip over anything that can hold water, toss lawn or tree debris and remove any tarps from the yard. Taking care of your yard and eliminating mosquito and tick habitats will allow you and your family to enjoy the spring and summer seasons without worry.”

Founded in 2005 and proud sponsor of Malaria No More, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so that homeowners can enjoy their yards, and outdoor living and dining spaces. Since Mosquito Squad’s partnership with Malaria No More, a nonprofit global health organization with the goal of ending malaria deaths in Africa, they have raised more than $400,000 to help fuel the fight against malaria.

More information on Mosquito Squad is available at www.mosquitosquad.com. Follow Mosquito Squad on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

ABOUT MOSQUITO SQUAD

With over 240 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy their yards, outdoor living spaces, special events and green spaces. For more information, visit http://www.MosquitoSquad.com and http://mosquitosquadfranchise.com/.