Zika Virus: Drainage Expert Available to Comment on How to Eliminate Standing Water Around Homes and Yards

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Learn tips on how to solve and prevent drainage problems cost-effectively and attractively

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"Homeowners must be proactive about existing or potential drainage problems so they don’t run the risk of having their yards become a breeding ground for mosquitoes." - Ryan Larsen, civil engineer at NDS, Inc., aka "Dr. Drainage"

WHAT: 
Mosquitoes transmit many harmful diseases, including malaria, West Nile and heartworms. And now, Zika Virus has emerged, which has stolen media attention after being linked to birth defects in babies through the bite of an infected mosquito. The takeaway – keeping pesky mosquitoes away from homes and yards has become a must-do, especially considering the escalating health risks associated with Zika Virus. This is why homeowners must be proactive about existing or potential drainage problems so they don’t run the risk of having their yards become a breeding ground. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it only takes one week for standing water to turn in to a breeding habitat for mosquitoes.
 
WHO: 
Ryan Larsen is a civil engineer at NDS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of a wide range of stormwater management products—such as catch basins, pop-up emitters, channel drains and French drains—for both residential and commercial markets. Ryan is available to explain how homeowners can solve or prevent drainage problems cost-effectively and attractively by doing the following:

  • Identify actual or potential trouble spots
  • Address the easy fixes first
  • Determine the scope of the problem
  • Choose and install a solution

 
An authority on issues and solutions related to drainage for homeowners and businesses, Ryan has nearly a decade of experience in civil engineering, land development and the building materials and construction industry. In his role at NDS, Ryan interacts with customers on a daily basis to answer questions about drainage products and problems encountered, and recommend solutions. (Part of Ryan's job is also to assume the role of "Dr. Drainage” on YouTube as host of NDS’s series of educational videos about how to correctly use drainage products.)
 
WHEN:
Immediately
 
WHERE:
Available via phone or e-mail
 
About NDS Inc.:
NDS is a leading manufacturer of stormwater management, efficient landscape irrigation, and water flow management products and solutions for both residential and commercial markets. NDS is headquartered in Woodland Hills, Calif., and its products are sold at major retailers and wholesalers throughout the U.S. For more information about NDS, visit http://www.ndspro.com.

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