Pest Blog   |   August 18, 2020

It’s Time to Kick-Off Your Mosquito Marketing Efforts During This 2020 National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: June 21-27

Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures to humans worldwide—claiming 725,000 lives per year and inflicting disease in millions more—so it’s no surprise there’s a whole week dedicated to raising awareness of these vectors of disease.


Education is the first line of defense in the battle against mosquitoes and pest professionals and mosquito municipalities are encouraged to use this week to kick-off their awareness efforts. The public plays a critical role in mosquito populations and prevention, both at home and at work, so reminding home and business owners of what to look for is essential in fighting the bite.


This Mosquito Week remind your customers of the 3 D’s:

  • Drain: Empty standing water frequently as this will limit, if not eliminate, breeding
  • Dress: Wear light-colored, loose clothing that covers extremities while outdoors
  • Defend: Always wear an EPA-approved mosquito repellent on exposed skin


Looking for content on mosquitoes? The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) has you covered! They created a number of resources for mosquito control professionals to share with their communities. If you don’t already have a social media plan in place for this week, utilize or mirror AMCA’s here. In addition to these online daily highlights, consider sharing their 2020 mosquito fact sheet for your mosquito marketing as well.


The one D-word that didn’t make the list above is Disease, perhaps because it’s preventable. Be sure to share the list of mosquito-borne illnesses compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so people know the signs and symptoms.


Target Specialty Products offers a variety of products that protect families, pets, and businesses from mosquitoes. Recommended products include:

Imperium Insecticide - aerial spray insecticide that controls adult mosquitoes, in crop and non-crop areas. Features superior efficacy, low application rate, and low environmental impact. Available in 2.5 gallon, 30 gallon and 250 gallon.
Zenivex E20 Insecticide - ULV air, hand and ground spray that controls adult mosquitoes, non-biting midges and black flies, in crop, pasture and urban areas. Features a low toxicity profile and quick knockdown for mosquitoes.
Sumilarv 0.5 G - mosquito growth regulator, that gets rid of mosquito larvae and prevents adult emergence, in ponds, lagoons, and other water sites. Features pyriproxyfen. Available in 1 kg and 5 kg bags.
Vortex TR Spreader - electric granular spreader that dispenses granular fertilizer, pre-emergent herbicide, and insecticide, on plant beds, golf course greens and more. Features a 250 LB capacity polyethylene inductor hopper.
Phoenix Fogger 500 ATV - ULV fogger that provides an on-site mosquito control fogging solution, for golf courses, country clubs, and resort areas. Features a GX160 Honda OHV industrial engine and 5 gallon capacity tank.

We hope you will use this week as a kick-off for your mosquito control marketing efforts. Target Speciality Products has the materials you need to reduce the burden of mosquito bites, and consequently mosquito-borne illness. Visit us online to learn more

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