MosquitoNix® Provides 7 Tips to Fight a Tough Mosquito Season to Mark National Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2015
June 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, TX - Following a long wet spring, MosquitoNix®, the nation's leader in mosquito control and mosquito misting systems, is anticipating a tougher than average mosquito season. To enjoy the summer, the company is providing seven practical tips to fight mosquitos around homes and in backyards. To mark the 19th annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, which takes place from June 21 to June 27, 2015, MosquitoNix is also raising awareness about mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus and Chikungunya.
"Heavy spring showers over long periods of time prevent a drought but the remaining standing water sets the stage for prime mosquito breeding. That's why we expect a lot more mosquitos this summer, creating a threat to families and pets all across the country. More mosquitos mean more mosquito bites, or worse, it may mean more cases of mosquito-borne illnesses. We want everyone to protect their families and pets against mosquitos and avoid being bitten either at home or while traveling internationally," said Dan O'Neal, Chairman & CEO of FEMO Group Holdings, MosquitoNix's parent company.
To avoid being bitten and prevent catching mosquito-borne illnesses, follow these seven tips:
- Empty standing water from containers such as flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths.
- Use insect repellents when you go outdoors.
- Wear long sleeves and pants from dusk to dawn.
- Install or repair screens on windows and doors. If you have it, use your air conditioner.
- Know your enemy; every year more than 1 million people die of mosquito-borne illnesses worldwide.
- Stay up to date about West Nile Virus. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, the following 10 states were impacted the most by West Nile virus, in order of prevalence: California, Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, Illinois.
- Be vigilant against Chikungunya when traveling internationally. In 2014, the CDC reported that 1,100 American travelers were infected with Chikungunya when they traveled to places where Chikungunya was common. Chikungunya spreads fast because it is easily transmitted from people to mosquitos and vice versa. Consequently, 11 cases were locally transmitted in Florida in 2014. According to the CDC, as of May 19, 2015, a total of 146 Chikungunya cases were reported from 28 states for 2015.
MosquitoNix®, a division of FEMO Group Holdings LP, is the nation's leader in mosquito misting systems and mosquito control, servicing tens of thousands of customers in more than 400 U.S. cities and nine countries. MosquitoNix offers permanently installed misting systems, as well as a temporary solution called QuickNix™ 3-Step-Treatment, which includes fogging, granules and larvicide (Bt-israelensis (Bt-i)) applications to eliminate flying or biting insects such as mosquitos, no-see-ums, flies, fleas, and ticks. MosquitoNix empowers customers to protect their families against mosquitos and enjoy the outdoors. An industry expert, MosquitoNix focuses on customer service and manufactures its own systems. Learn more about MosquitoNix at www.MosquitoNix.com.
About FEMO Group Holdings LP
FEMO Group Holdings LP is the parent company for MosquitoNix, Infinite Outdoor Solutions, FEMO Group Franchise Systems, PestFix® and FEMO Products. FEMO Group is committed to protecting its customers' outdoor lifestyles and is focused on growing its business with the highest standards of integrity, customer service and corporate citizenship.