LITITZ, Pa., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Malaria Day and the efforts of volunteers working to provide effective malaria control in Africa, Mosquito Magnet® announces a donation initiative partnering with their Facebook community. The initiative's goal is to donate a total of 200 treated mosquito nets – a $2,000 value – to the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign. Facebook users can take part by going to http://www.Facebook.com/MosquitoMagnet and clicking on the "Fight Malaria" icon.
For every 60 Facebook fans Mosquito Magnet® gains, the company will donate one treated mosquito net. Participants can track the progress on the Facebook page and are encouraged to share the initiative with friends. With a renewed focus on malaria control in Africa, the initiative offers a way for Mosquito Magnet® to support a campaign striving to protect people from mosquitoes – an insect that causes more human deaths per year than any other.
Mosquito Magnet® is the manufacturer of the leading mosquito trap, the Mosquito Magnet®. As the only long-term solution proven to disrupt mosquito breeding and lifecycles, Mosquito Magnet® is commonly used by both government agencies and pest control specialists. "We recognize the importance of spreading the word and educating our Facebook fans about mosquito-borne viruses. Our traps protect our customers and their families each year from mosquitoes carrying diseases like West Nile virus, encephalitis and dengue fever. This initiative allows us to partner with an organization on the front lines of the fight against malaria, while further engaging our social media community," said Jessica Simmons, Category Development Associate for Mosquito Magnet®.
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign of the United Nations Foundation which raises awareness and funding to fight malaria. A $10 contribution to the campaign sends a long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net to impoverished communities in Africa.
About Mosquito Magnet®
Mosquito Magnet® (www.mosquitomagnet.com) manufactures the Mosquito Magnet®, the leading biting insect trap with over 65% share in the consumer and residential market. It is the only long-term solution, scientifically proven to effectively reduce mosquitoes and other biting insects. Mosquito Magnet® is a registered trademark of Woodstream Corporation (www.woodstream.com), a long-standing, privately-held company and leading manufacturer of quality-branded rodent control products, caring control products for pets and wildlife, natural solutions for lawns and gardens and wild bird feeding products.
SOURCE Mosquito Magnet