Mosquito Squad partners with Malaria No More

Mosquito Squad, a mosquito and tick control company based in the United States, recently announced that it is partnering with Malaria No More to help eliminate the mosquito-borne illness in Africa.

The pest company has funded more than $50,000 in efforts to launch a local campaign aimed at providing mosquito nets for those in Africa living in malaria-endemic areas.

Scott Zide, the president of Outdoor Living Brands, Mosquito Squad's parent company, said that those wishing to donate money to the effort can do so through a link at Malaria No More's website.

"We are so fortunate that parents in our country don't worry about the possibility of their children contracting malaria," Zide said. "At Mosquito Squad, we can't think of a better organization that fits with our values and our corporate goals of making our world a better, safer place to live, not only in backyards across America but in the villages of Africa, as well."

Malaria was eradicated in the United States more than 50 years ago, but it still claims the lives of more than 650,000 people around the world every year. The large majority - 86 percent - of malaria deaths are in children. A $10 mosquito bed net can protect to children from the disease.

"Mosquito Squad has been a tremendous partner in the fight against malaria," David Bowen, CEO of Malaria No More, said. "Their continued support means more families sleeping safely under mosquito nets and more support of the malaria community working tirelessly to ensure we reach our goal of ending deaths from malaria."