Mosquito Shield of Western Mass Joins Fight Against West Nile Virus and EEE

"Bite 'Em Back" campaign encourages homeowners to be proactive in battle against mosquito-borne illnesses.

Springfield, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 - With the recent announcement of the first case of West Nile virus discovered in Massachusetts, Mosquito Shield of Western Mass is promoting its "Bite 'Em Back" campaign to create awareness and provide mosquito control solutions for communities that might be impacted by West Nile Virus and EEE.

Recently, health officials in Clinton, MA have identified the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus in mosquito pools prompting health alerts in the surrounding communities.

West Nile virus is most commonly transmitted to humans through mosquitoes. There are no medications to treat West Nile virus and a small percentage of those infected can develop serious neurological illnesses. Similarly, there are no effective treatments for EEE, a viral disease impacting both humans and horses. EEE is considered one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases in the U.S. with a 33 percent mortality rate.

Mosquito Shield is setting the industry standard for mosquito and tick control utilizing a proprietary blend of 99.97 percent natural ingredients and a flexible spraying schedule that maximizes effectiveness.

The parent company was founded in Massachusetts in 2001 in direct response to the absence of an effective and affordable mosquito barrier spray. The company developed Mosquito Protection Barrier™, a patent pending barrier spray that when started in the early spring lasts for weeks and grows in strength with continued treatments as the season progresses.

The Western Mass franchise began operations in 2014 under the direction of Lester Oakley, LLC, a company operated by Westfield, MA resident Steve Sutton.

"Mosquito Shield has a more than decade long track record of providing a safer and more effective way of managing mosquitoes and ticks," said Sutton. "The Triple E virus, West Nile, and Lyme disease have become far too prevalent in our area and having a service that will help safeguard against those illnesses is invaluable."

While no pest control service can guarantee protection against mosquito-borne illnesses, Mosquito Shield's effective and affordable barrier spray solution has proven to significantly reduce the mosquito population, and remain effective as a deterrent and repellant when applied as part of a maintenance program.

The "Bite 'Em Back" slogan and Mosquito Shield's pest-fighting mascot can be seen on the company's trucks, marketing materials, and social media pages. To date, the company has performed over 200 successful treatments of homes throughout Western Mass.

Residents and local businesses looking to contract with Mosquito Shield of Western Masscan contact the company at (413) 642-6747 or via email at

About Mosquito Shield

Mosquito Shield currently offers mosquito control and tick control services throughout the country, delivering effective solutions, professional service, and guaranteed results to a rapidly growing base of satisfied customers. Mosquito Shield has invested over 13 years of research and development in the perfection of its impenetrable Mosquito Protection Barrier™, which turns any treated property into a mosquito-free zone by killing and repelling mosquitoes and other harmful outdoor pests. In 2013, the firm launched Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation.


Don Moorhouse
Eleventh Avenue Public Relations
+1 508.410.5208


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