Nothing But Nets and Mosquito Joe Launch National Partnership

Virginia Beach, VA |  May 4, 2017

Today, Mosquito Joe and the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new partnership to raise awareness and funds to fight malaria. Mosquito Joe locations across the country will engage customers to help raise funds and awareness about mosquito-borne illnesses and the importance of mosquito control. With each $10 customer donation to Nothing But Nets, an insecticide-treated bed net will be provided to a family in sub-Saharan Africa at risk of the disease and without the resources to stay protected. Mosquito Joe has set a launch goal of 500 nets, with a Corporate office match for every net donated by customers, totaling 1,000 nets or $10,000.

As its presence grows across 32 states, Mosquito Joe provides exceptional pest control services in hundreds of communities across the country. By protecting families from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes through its high-quality services, the brand is actively making outside fun again. And now, the brand is taking an even stronger stance against mosquitoes by launching this new partnership with Nothing But Nets.

Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign fighting malaria, which is caused by a single mosquito bite. Malaria is preventable and treatable – for many families, insecticide-treated bed nets are the most effective way to stay healthy and thrive. The campaign has raised over $60 million and delivered more than 10 million mosquito bed nets, as well as other malaria interventions and treatments through its UN partners, to protect refugees and vulnerable families around the world.

“Mosquito Joe is not only committed to protecting the communities that we serve with our outdoor pest control services, but also giving back to those in need who suffer from mosquito-borne illnesses in countries that our services don’t reach,” said Mosquito Joe CEO Kevin Wilson. 

The Nothing But Nets campaign boasts hundreds of thousands of supporters – like Mosquito Joe and its customers – who all help to protect families from the threat of malaria.

”Every two minutes, a child dies from malaria,” said Margaret Reilly McDonnell, director of Nothing But Nets. “We are grateful for committed partners like Mosquito Joe who are helping us end this disease for good.

Customers and others interested in supporting the matching challenge can visit www.NothingButNets.net/mosquitojoe for more information. 

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Contacts

Rachel Henderson

Communications Manager, Nothing But Nets

O: 202.739.2782

rhenderson@unfoundation.org

Hannah Kramer

No Limit Agency, Mosquito Joe

O: 312-526-3996

Hannah@nolimitagency.com

About Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is the world’s largest grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Nothing But Nets has raised over $60 million to help deliver ten million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions. In addition to raising funds for its UN partners, Nothing But Nets raises awareness and voices to advocate for critical malaria funding for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It only costs $10 to help save lives from this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to defeat malaria. 

About The United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.  

ABOUT MOSQUITO JOE

Virginia Beach, VA-based Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers nationwide. Technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so people can enjoy being outside again. While each Mosquito Joe is an independently owned franchise that offers customers reliable and effective service from a trusted community member, it is also backed by a national network of technical expertise. For more information or franchising opportunities, visit www.mosquitojoefranchise.com

 

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