Mosquito spray

2009 Global Day Brings Awareness to Insect-Borne Diseases

Mosquito Squad®, a leader in insect control, salutes Roll Back Malaria’s effort to bring insect-borne diseases to public consciousness. Saturday, April 25th, marks the second annual World Malaria Day. The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership asks the global community to come together for one day to recognize and reflect upon the importance of controlling Malaria. It strives to increase awareness of the deadly disease and the simple ways the global population can help to prevent it. To help Roll Back Malaria’s efforts, you can donate funds to go towards mosquito nets and medications to prevent and treat Malaria. For more information, visit their website at Malaria, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, is preventable and treatable, yet it takes the lives of nearly 3 million people and effects 500 million people worldwide each year. It, unfortunately, is not the only disease spread by insects. Mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects spread Malaria, West Nile, Lyme disease, and other illnesses. Mosquito Squad® offers a proven, effective way to control mosquitoes and other insects within the perimeter of your property. Part of Outdoor Living Brands’ franchise company based in Richmond, VA, Mosquito Squad® keeps families, residences, and special events insect-free by applying a barrier spray around a property, killing the pests within it. For more information, visit or phone the location near you.

Contributions by Jane Walker


While working in my back yard, I personally have been annoyed, bitten, or stung by mosquitoes, flies, wasps and everything else under the sun. We wave them away from our cookouts and brush them off our arms and legs. But while these buzzing intruders will ruin an otherwise pleasant time outdoors, they’re more than a nuisance; they can be a danger, spreading disease to both people and pets. I have to be honest with you; prior to Outdoor Living Brands offering Mosquito Squad, I did not even know that there was a way to solve this problem… other than cutting down every tree and draining every non-maintained pool and puddle on your street. Mosquito Squad was created to resolve this problem reliably.

My wife and I have two dogs, Toby and Riley, that love to run around outside for hours when the weather is nice. As with any family with pets, we have always worried about fleas and ticks and treat them with different applications and shampoos to cover the problem. The problem is our yard! One of the wonderful aspects for our family is that the application from Mosquito Squad takes care of the flea and tick problem as well. When I look at how much I spend on pet care products and how many times I’ve gone out to eat because of the bugs around the grill, it is more than worth it.

One of Bill Gates’ charity organizations is dedicated to eradicating Malaria in poor countries. As an example of why this is so important, he released a jar full of mosquitoes into the room he was speaking to, while discussing the dangers. He later let them off the hook that these mosquitoes were disease free, but here in the Unites States, the number of cases of the West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease grows every year. Mosquito Squad is great for any active family that spends time playing, working or entertaining outside.