Nothing But Nets and Orkin Fight The Bite of Deadly Mosquitoes

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and donations to stop the spread of malaria – a leading cause of death among children in Africa.

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Orkin's Fight The Bite campaign helped protect people in Africa from mosquitoes with the donations of insecticide-treated bed nets. Here, an Orkin employee distributes nets with a team in Africa.

In 2008, Orkin launched Fight The Bite to raise funds through employee, customer and general consumer donations for Nothing But Nets.

For each customer who had Orkin’s mosquito control service, Orkin donated $10 – the cost to purchase and send one life-saving insecticide-treated bed net to Africa – to Nothing But Nets.

One hundred percent of each $10 donation to Nothing But Nets went toward purchasing an insecticide-treated net – providing protection from mosquitoes for up to three years – distributing the net and teaching each recipient how to use the net.

To distribute the nets in Africa, Nothing But Nets works with the Measles Initiative, which is a partnership of the American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations Foundation, UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Between 2008 and 2011, Orkin donated more than $818,000 to purchase more than 81,800 nets.