Mosquito Squad of Birmingham Protecting Against Mosquitoes in Birmingham and in Africa

Chris Grandpre, CEO, installs mosquito nets in Africa.
Chris Grandpre, CEO, installs mosquito nets in Africa.

Mosquito Squad has always been a strong supporter of fighting Malaria in foreign countries and just recently, the Chairman and CEO of Mosquito Squad, Chris Grandpre, visited Africa along with a handful of others from Malaria No More. Chris wrote about his trip to Kenya and installing treated bed nets in several villages to prevent Malaria in the area. Insecticide treated bed nets protect up to two children, while they sleep at night; against mosquitoes and the deadly disease they transmit.

 

While Malaria was eradicated in the United States over 60 years ago, it is still a present danger in other areas of the world, specifically Africa. In fact, every 60 seconds a child dies of Malaria in Africa. That’s more than 1,300 children that lose their lives from a single mosquito bite every day. Mosquito Squad has teamed up with Malaria No More to help stop these unnecessary deaths. An initiative called the Power of One has been supported by Mosquito Squad to help end malaria deaths. The Power of One is simple: $1 provides medication to save one child at a time. It’s difficult to comprehend that $1 can save a life but that is the reality and you can participate in the Power of One campaign by visiting Malaria No More’s website.

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 While Malaria is not a threat in here in the United States anymore, several other mosquito-borne illnesses are. Mosquito Squad of Birmingham works every day to fight the bite of mosquitoes. Our highly effective barrier spray eliminates mosquitoes on contact and continues to work for 21 days, protecting you and your family from viruses such as West Nile, Chikungunya, EEE and a handful of others. While most mosquito-borne viruses found here in the greater Birmingham area are not fatal, they can cause lasting and debilitating effects.

 

With mosquitoes season still at its peak, now is the time to protect your family from these pests and the illnesses they can transmit. Call Mosquito Squad of Birmingham today to sign up for our barrier spray treatment. You’ll be able to enjoy the cooler Matt & Marty Lange copyfall nights outside without the threat of painful mosquito bites and potential diseases they can give you.

Matt & Marty Lange
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham
(205) 380-7755

Chikungunya Vaccine Showing Promise in Initial Stages

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham eliminates mosquitoes that can transmit diseases.
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham eliminates mosquitoes that can transmit diseases.

An experimental vaccine for the mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya looks to be very promising in the initial testing phases. Chikungunya, as you probably know from reading our blog, was brought back to the States by residents traveling to the Caribbean and other countries where it was prevalent. Although the same types of mosquitoes that transmit the virus were here in the States, at the beginning of the summer they had not begun transmission. That changed several weeks ago with the confirmation of the disease in mosquito samples and four people contracting the virus who had not traveled outside the United States.

 

While mosquitoes are now carrying the virus in the United States, researchers have quickly begun the development of a vaccine that could protect people from this particular illness. The first human trial showed promise in protecting people from Chikungunya. The next step is to test the vaccine in more people and various age groups. Although the illness does not discriminate, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk.

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about the vaccine in this video from CBSNews

While the news is positive, it will still take an additional 5 years of testing before the vaccine would be available to the public. And, remember, this is just one of about 550 different mosquito-borne viruses that could be transmitted. Fortunately, not all of those viruses are in our area but West Nile virus and others are which makes it important to prevent mosquito bites when you are outside. That’s where Mosquito Squad of Birmingham comes in. Our mosquito barrier spray eliminates up to 90% of mosquitoes – and ticks – on contact and continues eliminating for 21 days. At that point, we return for another treatment so End of Summer Special Sprayyour protection against mosquitoes is continuous. And, if you call right now, we are offering a summer protection special of 2 sprays for only $125. That will provide continuous protection for the remainder of the season so you and your family can enjoy the last of the summer nights in your yard without the threat of mosquitoes and the viruses they can transmit.

 

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham is the areas best mosquito protection. Give us a call today to sign up for the remainder of the season. (205) 380-7755.Mosquito Squad of Birmingham with Dread Skeeter

Matt & Marty Lange, Owners
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham
email: birmingham.south@mosquitosquad.com

Mosquito Squad of Birmingham Eliminates the Maddening Web Spiders Create

carolina-wolf-spiderIn my humble opinion, there is nothing itsy bitsy about any kind of spider. Few insects are as creepy to me as spiders, especially when you are up close and personal with one. Alabama is home to 33 different species of spiders and while you may not be able to identify them all, several could very possibly make you shriek at the sight of them.

There’s more than one reason people do not want spiders around their homes. Some species of spiders can be very poisonous like the brown recluse, some are just downright ugly like the infamous wolf spider, and some are very frightening like the grey wall jumper, as they hop off walls during the day searching for their prey. No matter what type of spider you come in contact with, all are difficult to get rid of because of their territorial nature. And, poisonous or not, spiders can quickly take over your decks, porches and even interiors of your home in no time flat.

Garden_orbweaver_with_preyLuckily for you, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham can eliminate spiders around your home just as we do for mosquitoes and ticks. Since spiders have some of the same habits as the other pests we treat, Mosquito Squad of Birmingham’s special spider spray is effective at ridding them around your home. Our spider formula is added to our EPA registered barrier spray and applied around the outside of your home, concentrating on the foundation so spiders don’t have a chance to nest or breed or enter your home through door frame gaps, window frames, air vents or pipe runs.   Our effective barrier spray treatment is applied every 21 days, instantly eliminating spiders (and mosquitoes and ticks) on contact and continually protecting the area until its time for our next treatment.

Just as with mosquitoes and ticks, it is important to keep standing water out of your yard. Water is needed for breeding and water is often where bugs congregate, which is spiders main food source. Spiders will use these areas and the vegetation around the water to anchor their super sticky webs to capture their next meal.

Contact Mosquito Squad of Birmingham today to schedule your spider control program. Spiders will be eliminated immediately and will not return this season. That means no spiders to squash, no spider droppings to deal with and no sticky webs that require super quick ninja skills to get through. But mostly, it means peace of mind for you. Mosquito Squad of Birmingham can take care of your all your spider, mosquito, tick and flea problems this year with one simple phone call. And our service is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call us today for spider protection tomorrow. (205) 380-7755

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Matt & Marty Lange
Mosquito Squad of Birmingham
(205) 380-7755