Bites, cameras, actions: Los Angeles ranks first in Orkin’s list of mosquito cities in 2021

2021-12-14 10:10:34 By : Ms. Bella Zhao

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After a successful inauguration year, the company continues to work with the American Red Cross to donate blood for the mosquito season should be voluntary™ initiative

Atlanta, May 24, 2021/PRNewswire/-Los Angeles has welcomed a new brass star this year, not in the form of entertainment achievement. The City of Angels ranked first in the Top 50 Mosquito Cities list of Orkin, the national leader in pest control, beating Atlanta, which had been at the top of the list for seven consecutive years. Three new cities with the worst mosquitoes are on the list this year, all on the West Coast: Seattle, San Diego and Fresno.

Backyard and outdoor activities will be maximized in 2020, and this trend may continue until 2021, especially as we approach Memorial Day, the beginning of the unofficial summer in the United States to increase outdoor time may lead to more mosquito experiences. Therefore, as part of the second annual "blood donation should be voluntary" campaign, Orkin will once again be committed to helping save lives in two ways-helping the American Red Cross maintain our country’s blood supply and protecting people from mosquitoes. Threats to public health.

Orkin President Freeman Elliott (Freeman Elliott) said: "We are honored to continue working with the Red Cross, and the Red Cross’s priorities for protecting public health are in line with ours. "We are committed to educating the public about these blood-sucking The risks associated with pests, and more importantly, eliminate them from yards across the country. "

This year marks the 120th anniversary of Orkin. The company will donate US$25 to the Red Cross for each mosquito service purchased between May 24 and June 30, 2021, up to a maximum of US$120,000. In addition, in order to promote the blood supply in our country, Orkin invites the public to commit to donate blood through the Red Cross through the SleepsUp campaign until June 30, 2021.

"We thank partners like Orkin for their support to help the Red Cross continue to meet the needs of hospital patients who need blood transfusions," said Kamenna Lee, vice president of marketing and direct donor recruitment for the American Red Cross. "Blood donation is still an important part of healthcare, and we thank them for their support in recruiting more blood donors for patients."

Orkin’s “Top 50 Mosquito Cities” list ranks metropolitan areas based on the number of mosquito customers served from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The list includes residential and commercial treatments. 

39. Santiago (new list)

47. Fresno, California (new list)

Mosquitoes usually become active at night when the temperature is above 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and the breeding season can start as early as May and last until September. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mosquitoes are most likely to bite between dusk and dawn-this is the prime time for backyard activities. 

"Like many insects, mosquitoes need food sources, suitable temperatures and suitable breeding grounds to survive," said Frank Meek, Technical Service Manager, Rollins. Our body temperature and exhaled carbon dioxide are their two needs. "

In addition to biting people, this pest is notorious for spreading West Nile virus and other diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Zika Virus. These dangers apply to humans and pets.

Knowing what conditions will attract mosquitoes can help residents avoid introducing them. By reducing or eliminating these attractants and using insect repellents, you can help protect yourself from mosquito bites and the risks associated with them. Attractants and potential breeding areas include:

Celebrating a landmark anniversary this year, Orkin has achieved 120 years of business, an achievement that can be attributed to the company's continued commitment to excellent service. With more than a century of mosquito knowledge and experience as well as the most advanced tools and products, Orkin has good mosquito control capabilities and can take strategic measures to keep the home away from pests and provide maximum protection.

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About Orkin, LLC Atlanta-based Orkin was founded in 1901 and is the industry leader in major pest control services and the prevention of termites, rodents and insects. This year, the company proudly celebrates its 120th anniversary and is committed to providing excellent service. It operates more than 400 locations and has more than 8,000 employees. Through Orkin’s service point process—investigating, protecting, enhancing, maintaining observation, reporting, and following up—Orkin provides customized services to approximately 1.7 million homeowners and businesses in the United States, and has nearly 100 international offices in more than 65 countries/regions Place. Orkin is dedicated to studying pest biology and applying scientifically proven methods. The company works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and eight major universities to conduct research and help educate consumers and businesses about pest-related health threats. Learn more about Orkin on Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL). Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

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