Mosquito Joe has achieved tremendous growth since we began franchising in 2012. Thankfully, that rapid growth allowed us to quickly reach a point as a system to find a cause that we could partner with philanthropically to give back and share some of the success we’ve achieved as a company. It was important for us to find a cause that aided in the fight against mosquito-borne illness as well as helping those in our community. Local blood banks across the nation and Nothing But Nets are the perfect partners for our MoJo Bites Back and Beat the Bloodsuckers initiatives.
MoJo Bites Back with Nothing But Nets
Video courtesy of fellow Nothing But Nets Partners at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Elhadj Diop has become one of the faces of the fight against malaria on the African continent due to the impact he has had in his community. Learn more about the impact being made in the fight against malaria.
Nothing But Nets and Our Partnership
Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots initiative started by the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. It only takes $10 to send TWO life-saving nets. The $10 contribution goes towards the cost of purchasing two long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets, distributing, and educating communities on their use. That price point makes it extremely easy for anyone to contribute.
Since May 4, 2017, Mosquito Joe has been a proud partner of Nothing But Nets, helping to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria. To achieve our common goal of eliminating the mosquitoes that transmit diseases, we participate in various campaigns to send life-saving nets to those in need. Since the start of this partnership, we have raised over $80,000 providing about 8,000 treated bed nets (and counting) that help protect vulnerable families in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean from this preventable disease.
MoJo Bites Back
Giving back to the community is at the core of what we do at Mosquito Joe. We aim to make outside fun for families in our communities and ensure their yards are itch-free. However, we know that mosquitoes are more than an annoyance, they’re a health concern for people across the globe. This is why we reach out to our customers for our annual MoJo Bites Back campaign. Enjoying an itch-free yard is a luxury for us in the United States so with donations from our loyal and gracious customers, we are able to create more protected living conditions for those at risk of malaria. In April, we even extended an opportunity to donate on World Malaria Day to help us reach our goal of raising $10,000 for Nothing But Nets! Help us in our continuous effort of keeping families around the globe protected!
Beat the Bloodsuckers during Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Every year in the third week of June, the American Mosquito Control Association recognizes Mosquito Control Awareness Week (MCAW). MCAW is a time to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers. Mosquito Control Awareness week if close to our hearts here at Mosquito Joe, as we believe in the importance of making sure you can enjoy yours outdoors without the worries of pesky mosquitoes and the potential illnesses they may carry. While we work all year long to educate our communities about mosquito control and mosquito borne-illnesses, a designated week such as this really shines the spotlight on professional mosquito control and why we need it.
Beat the Bloodsuckers
Our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign takes place during Mosquito Control Awareness Week (MCAW), which is the last week in June and has two parts to it. The first phase is working to raise awareness about mosquito-borne illnesses and mosquito control through community involvement and education. The second part of this campaign involves partnering raising funds for Nothing But Nets and local blood banks in our areas.
Nothing But Nets
Franchisees partnered with Nothing But Nets will donate $10 for every new customer who signs up during MCAW. In the past, $10 supplied one-bed net to families in need. However, as of 2019, we are excited to announce that $10 now covers the cost to purchase and ship TWO-bed nets, as well as educate the recipient on its proper use. It helps us reach our goal by spreading the word to those around you to sign up for a service or by donating.
Local Blood Banks
Mosquitoes are collecting blood from us and our friends every day, without asking, but we’d rather be donating blood to a better cause. Since 2012, Mosquito Joe has partnered with local blood banks to raising awareness of blood donation centers and the importance of donating blood. Of the new customers who sign up during MCAW, Mosquito Joe franchisees partnered with local blood banks will donate 10% of the sale. In the time Mosquito Joe has partnered with local blood banks we have been able to donate over $32,000. Help us continue to support local blood banks, by setting up an appointment to donate blood and by spreading the word to your friends and family about signing up with their local Mosquito Joe for MCAW!