Facts you may not know about Malaria

Today is World Malaria Day, even though it has nearly been eradicated here in the U.S. Malaria is one of the most dangerous diseases in the rest of the world.

Did you know…

MALARIA IS ONE OF THE TOP 3 CHILD KILLERS ON THE PLANET.

A CHILD DIES EVERY MINUTE FROM MALARIA.

Malaria claims 660,000 lives per year—90% of those in Africa. More than 1400 kids lose their lives to a mosquito bite every day.

MALARIA KEEPS MORE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL THAN ANY OTHER DISEASE

Malaria accounts for half of preventable absenteeism in African schools, causing up to 10 million missed days each year.Malaria also can cause lasting learning disabilities.

HALF THE WORLD IS AT RISK

There were an estimated 219 million malaria cases worldwide in 2010, mostly pregnant women and children.

MALARIA SUCKS THE LIFEBLOOD OUT OF AFRICA’S ECONOMY

While not all adult cases of malaria are fatal, the disease keeps adults out of work and robs families of precious disposable income.

In all, malaria costs Africa an estimated $12 billion a year in lost productivity.

Join the Mosquito Squad and Malaria No More to save the lives of children and put a stop to Malaria deaths.

You can see our involvement and donate to malaria no more by clicking on the links.

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5 places in your yard that can trap water

Its Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Here are some areas that can mosquitoes breed in.

1. Clogged rain gutters: make sure all leaves and other debris are cleaned out

2. Mulch, grass or compost piles: toss them out (one of the 5T’s)

3. Flower pot catch basins: 300 mosquitoes can breed in as little as a teaspoon of water

4. Heavy vegetation like kudzu or ivy: Cut it back or call The Squad and we will treat it and your yard all summer long!

5. Small containers, playground equipment or toys: tip them out or turn them over (another one of the 5T’s)

Did you know, that some species of mosquitoes’ eggs, can lay dormant in any of the above places for 7 yrs?

Did you know, it only takes a teaspoon of water for a few hundred mosquitoes to breed?

But never fear The Squad is here! Call us today!