Each year, August 20th recognizes British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’ discovery that the female Anopheles mosquito transmits malaria between humans. World Mosquito Day commemorates finding the link that has helped scientists understand the disease and the role mosquitoes play in its transmission. Mosquitoes are responsible for nearly 830,000 deaths each year; of those deaths, over half are caused by malaria.
Because we know that mosquitoes are more than just backyard pests, Mosquito Joe wants to take this opportunity to celebrate the scientific findings that have helped treat and make strides toward preventing vector-borne illnesses, as well as look to the future of curing and eliminating malaria. To support us in our mission, consider donating to our MoJo Bites Back campaign as we partner with Nothing But Nets, a grassroots effort to raise funds for malaria and bring awareness to malaria-stricken areas.
Between our campaigns, MoJo Bites Back and Beat the Bloodsuckers, Mosquito Joe has raised $34,322, which translates to 3,400 bed nets donated to families in sub-Saharan Africa!
You can help us provide peace of mind for one of the nearly 300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who still lack access to insecticide-treated bed nets. Join us as we bite back against malaria this World Mosquito Day, and every day! Learn more about the malaria epidemic and the great efforts set forth by Nothing But Nets here and help us reach our goal by donating to our MoJo Bites Back campaign today!
#WorldMosquitoDay bonus: We’ve partnered with Nothing But Nets to bring you fun mosquito trivia! Click here to test your mosquito knowledge and take the quiz. You can also follow the trivia (and us!) all day on Twitter Account!