The mosquito population in the U.S. is on the rise, which is cause for concern in many parts of the nation. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is playing a key role in the increase of various mosquito species. A rise in the average annual temperature of just one degree Fahrenheit can result in as much as a 10-fold increase in the mosquito population in a given year.
Mosquitoes are known carriers of potentially deadly diseases such as malaria, West Nile virus, dengue fever and encephalitis, to name a few.
Mosquito Facts That Everyone Should Know
Many mosquito facts may alarm you, but they are nonetheless important to know. The number of reported malaria cases in the U.S, while still relatively small, increased by 50 percent between 2008 and 2011. While there were only 700 West Nile virus cases reported in the 48 contiguous states in 2011, that number made a dramatic jump to 5,600 in 2012.
Dengue fever cases are also on the increase in many areas of the nation. There are 176 mosquito species in the U.S., including a relative newcomer known as the Asian tiger mosquito that dines in the daytime as well as at night. It’s capable of biting quickly before its host has a chance to swat it away.
Useful Facts on Controlling Mosquitoes
If you find these mosquito facts to be a bit unnerving, the good news is that you can control the mosquito population on your property. Removing sources of standing water that serve as mosquito breeding grounds will make your yard much less attractive to these flying, disease-carrying pests. And if you’re a Mosquito Magnet® trap owner, you have already taken an important step towards reducing the number of mosquitoes that are posing a threat to you, your family and even your pets.
Upgrade Your Trap and Receive Up to $150 on Mosquito Magnet® Accessories
At Mosquito Magnet®, we’re always looking to improve our trap technology to increase the effectiveness of our traps for our customers. By taking advantage of our special “Buy Back, Bite Back” promotion, you can upgrade to a new Patriot, Independence, Executive or highly-advanced Commander model. You’ll receive an allowance toward the purchase of Mosquito Magnet® accessories or outdoor living products available from the various Woodstream Corp. brands.
Here’s how much you can get:
•Commander — $150
•Executive — $100
•Independence — $100
•Patriot — $50
Taking Advantage of the Buy Back, Bite Back Program Is Easy
To participate in our Buy Back, Bite Back promotion, simply purchase your new model, fill out and submit the online form. Then, we’ll send you your allowance. If you have already purchased your new model, no problem! You can still fill out and submit the form and receive your allowance. But you must hurry: Buy Back, Bite Back is only valid through September 30, 2014!
The mosquito population in the U.S. is rising, and there are more of these relentless pests that are ready to bite. Buy back and bite back today!