Archive for ‘Community Outreach and Special Events’

June 5, 2015

Team Up against dangerous mosquitoes and ticks with your friends, family, and neighbors!

Dread Skeeter 022Do you want your neighbors to have their yard sprayed to help keep the tick and mosquito population down in your adjoining yards? Are you hoping for a pest free barbecue when you go to your sister’s house for her annual Fourth of July party? Do you want to earn a $25 gift card to your favorite store just for telling your friends how awesome we are? Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery is making it easy to share your pest free-living with others with our ShareTheSquad Referral Reward Program.

Build Your Mosquito Fighting Team

Mosquito Squad’s success in fighting Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, by eliminating the number of ticks and mosquitoes in Montgomery County depends greatly on word of mouth. The more yards we treat, the more successful the battle. That’s why we made it easy to tell your friends, family, and neighbors about Mosquito Squad with just a few clicks at ShareTheSquad.com.

  • A Win-Win

When your neighbors are enjoying your backyard in the evening or at night are they curious as to why (and how) your yard is mosquito free? Tell them. By using ShareTheSquad.com to spread the word, everyone wins:

  1. You earn a $25 gift card to your choice of retailers for every referral who becomes a client as a special thank you from us.
  2. If your neighbors become a client, your success with Mosquito Squad spraying your yard will be even better than the 85-90% you are already accustomed to.
  3. When you go to outdoor gatherings at your friends’ and families’ homes you will get to experience the same pest-free living you are used to.
  4. When your friend, family, or neighbor signs up they will get $25 off of their first spray.
  5. We get to spray more yards. Eliminating more ticks and mosquitoes. Lowering the risk for Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and other tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases.

ShareTheSquad Program Intro

Our goal is to make sure our customers hear “thank you for the referral” loud and clear and that making that referral is as easy as possible.

Sign Up Today to register. Just enter the email address you already have on file with Mosquito Squad. You will then get an email from ShareTheSquad with a confirmation code. Once you are confirmed you can log in and get your personalized share codes for popular social media sites, email, a printable form, and a personalized link that you can share anywhere.

Susan Levi, Owner Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery.

Susan Levi, Owner Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery.

If you have any questions about the ShareTheSquad Referral Rewards Program give us a call. Contact Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery today to schedule mosquito (and tick) protection for your special outdoor occasion! You can reach us at (301) 444-5566 • email: westmontco@mosquitosquad.com.

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June 17, 2014

Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery is a proud sponsor of the Summer Giveaway from Macaroni Kid Rockville Gaithersburg

Huge Mac Kid Giveaway!Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery is dedicated to educating and protecting our community from the risks associated with nuisance insects such, like mosquitoes and ticks. Part of our quest to keep our neighbors aware here in the Rockville, MD area has helped us connect with not only residents, but also business owners who share our common goal: which is keep you and yours healthy and happy! One of the local businesses that we have connected with is Macaroni Kid of Rockville and Gaithersburg.
Macaroni Kid Rockville-Gaithersburg, features a website and weekly e-newsletter for families in the Rockville, Gaithersburg, North Potomac and North Bethesda areas that serves as a valuable and helpful tool in planning family-friendly events for you to enjoy. Their website is even interactive in that you can can save upcoming events of interest and refer back to them, through the My Macaroni feature. You can even download them as a PDF document.
Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery is also a proud sponsor of the Summer Giveaway from Macaroni Kid Rockville Gaithersburg. Included in the prize package is one treatment up to half acre (traditional or organic) valued at $150! WOW!!
Mosquito free life
Our service, and treatments, are geared towards keeping you and your family happy and healthy during the outdoor living season. Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery provides expert mosquito, tick and stinkbug control for your home, business, or special event. We eliminate mosquitoes and other nuisance insects in the places you, your kids, and your pets live and play. With our comprehensive protection, activities like cookouts, games with your children, enjoying your pool, or simply reading on the back porch will be effortless and fun again. Our mission is to eliminate the mosquitoes and other bothersome and dangerous insects from your environment. Why cover yourself with mosquito repellent or mosquito spray, buy expensive mosquito traps or mosquito magnets that don’t work?
Susan Levi, Owner Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery

Susan Levi, Owner Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery.

Our program gets to the root of the problem by treating your yard throughout the summer for complete protection. This effectively creates a barrier around your yard protecting you from mosquitoes. Living mosquitoes are eliminated on contact. Then our product works on a timed release to keep your yard mosquito free until our next visit — simple, and effective!

Contact Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery  to learn more or sign up today • (301) 444-5566 • email:westmontco@mosquitosquad.com
April 29, 2014

Join Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery at the annual Kentlands Day Celebration this weekend!

Kentlands Day 2014This Saturday, May 3rd, Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery will be at the 6th annual Kentlands Day Celebration and we cordially invite you to attend this annual event celebrating the Kentlands community! The event will feature a parade, a car show, summer job events, battle of the bands, live music and local businesses from all over the region will also participate. Last year’s event brought in nearly 22,000 people and 150 businesses — this years’ event promises to be even better!

We will be there to meet and greet residents of the Kentlands community and those in attendance in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers mosquitoes and ticks pose to our health and that of our families. Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery will be participating in the annual parade as well! Our participation in local and community events such as Kentlands Day is an important part of teaching our neighbors the importance of mosquito and tick control in their own backyard as a way to reduce the risk of vector-borne illness and as a way to make the outdoor living season more enjoyable for every member of the family, including our pets.

Take back your yard this season, with Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery!

Take back your yard this season, with Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery!

Both mosquitoes and ticks are capable of infecting us with illnesses like West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease and can even infect our beloved pets with heartworms, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Canine Lyme Disease. You would be surprised at the number of residents we have spoken with over the years who aren’t even aware these threats can be lurking in their very own backyards! We aim to change that. Our mission here at Mosquito Squad is simple: to educate you about the risks of vector-borne illness and how to control and protect yourself and your family from these nuisance insects!

Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery from 2013 Kentlands Day parade participation

Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery from 2013 Kentlands Day parade participation.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday at the 6th annual Kentlands Day! You can also contact Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery to inquire about our mosquito & tick control programs designed to keep you and your family happy and healthy for the entire season  Call us today for a free quote •  (301) 444-5566 • email:westmontco@mosquitosquad.com

April 25, 2014

Today is World Malaria Day: Learn how you can save a life.

World Malaria Day 2014Today is World Malaria Day which was initiated by WHO ( World Health Organization) Member States during the World Health Assembly of 2007. The day is set aside to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. People from across the globe will take part in a wide range of activities to mark World Malaria Day 2014.asian-tiger-mosquito

 Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery realizes the seriousness of mosquito-borne disease, in the U.S. and abroad. Mosquitoes are known as the deadliest creatures on earth despite their tiny stature. This is attributed to the wide range of disease and illnesses they can pass onto us. Despite recent progress, about half the world’s population still lives in Malaria ridden areas making it a leading cause of death amongst young children. Presently,104 countries are affected by the disease. Malaria No More, along with other campaigns targeted to provide timely diagnosis and treatment to stop the disease  in its tracks are also helping to raise awareness about this disease that is  too often forgotten through the passages of time and distance.

While Malaria was eradicated in the United States more than 50 years ago, it continues to thrive in countries like Africa where it takes the life of an innocent child every minute. Over 650,000 people worldwide die every year from Malaria, and 86% of those deaths occur in children. Malaria is preventable and treatable, just $1 can provide diagnostic testing and life-saving medication to save one child from perishing from this disease and the simplicity of having a $10 bed net to sleep under each night, up to two children can be spared from the deadly disease– it’s that simple. For the amount most of us spend on a cup of coffee each morning, we could save the life of 5 children!

Power of One

 

Mosquito Squad supports the Malaria No More campaign through their preventative bed net program, and other benefical programs that are helping to save lives. Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery, in particular collaborates with Malaria No More to  end Malaria deaths through the Power of One program. The Power of One program is targeted to halt Malaria  with one dollar and one child at a time. Malaria kills a child every minute, but Power of One lets you stop the clock by donating one dollar to provide a life-saving test and treatment for a child in Africa. So no matter where you are or what you’re doing, you’ve never been closer to saving a life.

One dollar given. One child saved. That’s the Power of One. Malaria is preventable and treatable and through donations and support we can help eradicate the disease once and for all.

To learn more about controlling mosquitoes at home and making an impact on mosquito-borne illness abroad, contact Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery today.  Call us today for a free quote •  (301) 444-5566 • email:westmontco@mosquitosquad.com

For more information on the fight against malaria, and to learn more about becoming involved in the fight against this deadly disease visit MalariaNoMore.org

   

April 18, 2014

Mosquito Squad raises Lyme awareness at Rockville Science Day 2014

Ribbon cutting at Science Day 2014

Ribbon cutting at Science Day 2014.

Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery, MD participated in the annual Rockville Science Day 2014 at Montgomery College on April 6th. This year marked the 25th anniversary for the event which provided a wide variety of fun scientific displays and fun hands-on activities for all ages with a goal of sparking the imagination and creativity of participants. This year’s Science Day explored aspects of engineering, biology, rocket launches, chemistry, astronomy and much more!

Dignitaries participating in Rockville Science Day 2014

Dignitaries participating in Rockville Science Day 2014: Doug Duncan – former county executive,
Virginia Onley- council member,
Rockville Mayor -Bridgett Newton,
Jennie Forehand -MD State Senator.

The Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery team participated in the event in an effort to help educate and raise awareness within the community about mosquitoes, ticks and vector-borne illness. In conjunction with handing out informative brochures from the Maryland Department of Health, we also interacted with participants of the event to gain a better understanding about their knowledge of mosquito and tick-borne illness. With over 4,000 visitors attending the event, we were able to spread the word about raising awareness about the dangers of mosquitoes and ticks.  Some of the questions we asked included, ” Do you know where ticks get Lyme Disease?” Only two out of the many we asked this question to over the course of the afternoon knew the correct answer.
Do you know?

  • Here is a look at how ticks actually become infected with the pathogen that causes Lyme Disease…

 

Here is a letter we recently received from our participation in the event:

“Wow, what a great event and a beautiful day. Thank you for your participation. You are what made it a very successful day. We counted around 4,000 visitors, to over 90 exhibits, and over 50 volunteers. Our 25th celebration year was the best ever.”

“Again, thanks for a great day, and on to the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 25-27, at the Washington Convention Center.”

Bob Ekman, Rockville, MD
Rockville Consortium for Science

In addition, Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery educated attendees of the Rockville Science Day about Malaria No More. We are a proud supporter of the Malaria No More campaign which is helping  raise awareness of  Malaria on a global level and helping to provide life-saving tools to help defeat this deadly mosquito-borne illness!

dread-and-kids-in-flowersWe look forward to participating in next year’s Science Day event, and many more upcoming  activities where we are given the opportunity to educate and heighten awareness about the dangers of mosquitoes and ticks here in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about keeping yourself and your family safe from mosquitoes and ticks this season contact us at (301) 444-5566 or email us at westmontco@mosquitosquad.com

Remember the key to a healthy, happy insect-free season starts in your own backyard!