Every year, the week of June 26 is declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). This year, we recognize this important week starting Sunday, June 23 until June 29. AMCA’s main goal for this annual week-long event is to “educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide.” Mosquito control awareness is Mosquito Joe’s goal year round, so this year for awareness week, we wanted to find a way that not only educated our communities, but also gave back.
For Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2013 through our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign, Mosquito Joe franchises across the country are partnering with local blood banks and donating 10% of sales from each new customer who signs up for a mosquito treatment during the week to those centers.
“National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is a very important time of year for us so we wanted to make sure we did our part to give back to the local communities where we operate,” said Mosquito Joe CEO (aka Head Joe) Kevin Wilson. Going one step further, select locations are providing additional community advocacy during the week with free treatment services to public outdoor areas, such as preschools, churches, and recreation centers.
If you read our blog posts about vector borne illnesses like lyme disease and malaria, you know mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance; they are a health risk as well. Cases of West Nile Virus and EEE continue to be reported across the United States. Mosquito Joe is your first line of defense against pesky, disease carrying insects. So, if you have been thinking about signing up for Mosquito Joe services, next week is the perfect opportunity to make the leap, stay mosquito free, and give back to your local blood bank through Mosquito Joe.