RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosquito Squad, America's most trusted mosquito elimination and tick control brand, announced today that year to date sales through June were up 92 percent over the same time period last year.
"Given the rise in West Nile virus and other vector-borne illness reports along with the CDC's release of new numbers on the tick population, we're not surprised at the growth," said Scott Zide, president of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company of Mosquito Squad. "Americans are realizing that mosquitoes and ticks are beyond irritating and can carry illnesses that can seriously impact ones' health. Through the use of barrier sprays and by practicing good mosquito control habits, homeowners can protect themselves, their families and pets."
With more than 75 franchise locations, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy the outdoors without worry about illness carrying mosquitoes and ticks. Mosquito Squad technicians are trained in delivering the company's EPA-registered product, and understand the breeding patterns of mosquitoes and ticks. This knowledge allows them to treat key breeding grounds and potential "hot spots" for full protection of the yard or special event area.
According to Zide a vast majority of Americans are aware that mosquitoes can carry life threatening diseases, but don't take steps to eliminate that risk. A survey fielded in early June by TNS Worldwide for Mosquito Squad, revealed that more than 70% of American homeowners know mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile Virus, but only half (51%) eliminate standing water in their yards, an easy way to reduce the mosquito population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 300,000 Americans have been sickened with West Nile Virus since it arrived in the U.S. 11 years ago.
"By utilizing barrier treatments and being vigilant about keeping your property clear of mosquito breeding hot spots, Americans can cut the amount of mosquitoes in their yards by 90%," Zide said.
For additional information on at-home mosquito control and barrier applications, visit www.mosquitosquad.com.
About Mosquito Squad
With more than 75 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy yards, special events and green spaces. Mosquito Squad, an Outdoor Living Brands company, was recently certified as a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute and was rated one of the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, receiving their 2011 and 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit www.MosquitoSquad.com and www.OutdoorLivingBrands.com.
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