Helping to Put an End to Malaria!

Author: Mosquito Squad of Nashville

Mosquito Squad is proud to be partnered with Malaria No More.  We hope in our joint efforts we can begin to combat one of the most plaguing diseases in Africa.  Lets begin with some basics for those who aren’t sure exactly what Malaria is or how it affects the population.  Malaria is an infectious blood disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted from one human to another via the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.  Symptoms typically appear 9-14 days after the inital infectious bite.  Fever, headache, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms are tell tale signs of Malaria.  If left untreated due to lack of available treatments such as drugs or if the strain of parasite has become resistant to the available treatments, this infection will lead to coma, anemia and death.   Malaria has killed over 700,000 people to date in Africa alone.  So, now that you know what it is, you ask, “What can I do to help?”.

First, Malaria is preventable and treatable!  In Africa, 40% of their health resources are used just to treat Malaria, which is why it is more important than ever that we help to fight this disease.  Ninety-one percent of Malaria-related deaths occur in Africa, the majority of which are children under the age of 5. One of the most basic ways to help protect the people of this region is a simple tool, one that is inexpensive, it is a basic mosquito net.  Here in America, we take for granted that we can close a window or door and safely lay our heads down at night knowing that we are guarded from such pests, but in Africa, most homes don’t offer that same protection.  For them, the mosquito net is their protection.  Each net is $10 and each net saves a life!

Mosquito Squad of Nashville has committed to help in this battle against Malaria, so for each barrier spray season package purchased in 2012, we will donate $20 to Malaria No More, to save 2 lives.  We believe it is important to take care of our neighbors, near and far.  So please join us in this effort, in addition to the benefits of being able to enjoy your outdoor spaces, you can save 2 lives.

We look forward to providing you a quality service this year and giving the children of Africa the gift of growing up!

Mosquito Squad of Nashville