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The mosquito control industry is a high growth market, and Mosquito Joe has emerged as an industry leader with strong branding, best-in-class systems, and ability to grow rapidly nationwide. There's never been a better time to start your own Mosquito Joe franchise and be your own boss than right now!

Start your own business with extensive training and support from an experienced team with a track record in building highly successful national brands that are now "household names." Mosquito Joe provides a service that improves the quality of life for people in your community by allowing them to enjoy their yards and eliminating the worry of mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Mosquito Joe offers a tremendous opportunity for those looking to build a successful and lasting business as a recognized leader in the booming $11.4 billion pest control industry.


Top 10 Reasons Why Mosquito Joe is the Right Business Investment

As one of the hottest new franchise opportunities in America, successful individuals like you choose Mosquito Joe for business ownership for various reasons:

  • Exploding outdoor pest control market driven by an increased concern surrounding mosquito-borne illnesses
  • Low investment opportunity
  • Extensive training and support
  • National call center support
  • $2,500 discount for Veterans & Hometown Heroes, SBA Approved
  • Home-based business offers personal, professional, and financial flexibility
  • Recurring revenue business offers long-range profit potential
  • Best branding in the industry makes Mosquito Joe inherently recognizable and memorable
  • State-of-the-art customer service and back office management system
  • Well funded franchisor poised for rapid growth nationwide

Ideal Candidate

We're looking for franchise partners who are motivated and ready to make a commitment to their future and the future of Mosquito Joe.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to add a home-based or seasonal business to their portfolio as well as someone with home services experience looking to serve their community.

Potential candidates must have a minimum liquid capital of $30,000.


Outside Is Fun Again.

The Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity is unlike any other business opportunity. Mosquito Joe is a world-class franchise company, building a household name market by market. We are talking to motivated people to operate Mosquito Joe businesses across the country. If you are looking for an add-on or full-time business, seize your territory today and take control of your future.

If the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity sounds like the one for you, we'd like to hear from you by submitting the form below.


Franchisee Testimonials

"I always wanted to own a business and when my wife and I found Mosquito Joe, we saw incredible potential. Our plan was to work hard running the business on the side so that I would eventually be able to quit my job and run Mosquito Joe full-time. I was ecstatic when that day came a year earlier than planned, exceeding my expectations for the growth and success of our business."
– Brad Simon, Mosquito Joe of Arkansas

“The support by Corporate has been outstanding. It is very clear that they are aware that the success of Mosquito Joe is very much tied to the success of each individual franchisee. I currently work as a pilot, while my wife is full-time MoJo. The systems in place have made it possible to manage our operation even while not physically on location.”
– Kurt Godwin, Mosquito Joe of Baltimore-Annapolis

“I was looking for an opportunity to be in business for myself and fell in love with the Mosquito Joe concept, from the service it provides to the branding it offers and the people running the franchise system. The business model is easy to understand and execute and the web-based software allows you flexibility to manage on the go.”
– Chris Cookman, Mosquito Joe of Macon-South Atlanta

Mosquito Joe is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $30,000 in liquid capital to invest.

Q&A with Mosquito Joe's Director of Marketing, Angela Zerda, and CEO, Kevin Wilson

How was Mosquito Joe originally conceived and started?

Four Hampton Roads friends identified a local need for mosquito control services after years of having their and their community's outside enjoyment hindered by these pesky bugs. They founded Mosquito Joe to support their community so they could once again enjoy spending time with their family and friends outdoors, while also staying protected from mosquito-borne illness.  Mosquito Joe began with one van and one blower and through networking and providing a quality service that filled an unmet need; the business saw significant growth year after year. In early 2012 the founders began exploring opportunities for development into a franchise model.

What was your original vision for your company? How has that changed over time?

Originally, Mosquito Joe's mission was to serve the Hampton Roads community. After watching the impact it was making in that community and the improved quality of life it gave people to enjoy their time outdoors again, the desire grew to make a larger impact nationally and serve a larger population. As those new goals were developed, a new management team with many years of franchise experience capitalized the business and turned it into a franchise model.

What do you believe is the single most important factor when choosing a franchise?

While it's difficult to choose a single most important factor, it's very important to consider the management team of a franchisor. Some things to think about are: Are they well capitalized? What is their experience? What kind of systems do they have in place and are those systems you believe in and could see you supporting as a franchisee? Simply put, are they people you want to work with?

Why should someone choose your franchise over other similar franchises?

We have a very strong management team with over 60 years in franchise experience as well as marketing and entrepreneurial experience.  Our franchise opportunity comes with a remarkably low franchise fee and is in an emerging industry that is on track to experience significant growth.

What makes your industry attractive?

If you've turned on the news at all in the past several months, you haven't been able to escape the reports of mosquito epidemics and cases of mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile and EEE. The mosquito control/outdoor pest control industry is topical and relevant across the country. It is also an emerging industry where there is high growth opportunity and no national competitor yet established. The industry is booming and mosquitoes are not going away. Mosquito Joe is prepared for rapid growth and to become the national household name in mosquito control.

What types of qualities do you look for in a potential franchisee?

We are looking for motivated, extroverted franchisees with excellent customer service skills. Additional qualities include a sales/marketing background, someone willing to follow a proven system and overall willingness and interest in being a partner.

What do your franchise fees and royalties cover?

Our fees cover ongoing training and support, marketing programs and support, operational support, call center support, and development/execution of best in class systems for franchisees.

How do territories work for your franchisees?

Each franchisee has an exclusive territory defined by zip codes with a targeted population large enough in size to be successful with a single territory; however, area development opportunities are also available.

Why has your franchise model been successful?

We are a new franchisor but our model will succeed because it has been proven by the success of the local business' success over the past three years and is backed by an experienced corporate management team with franchise experience to develop and expand that model.

Where do you see your franchise in 5 years and 10 years?

In 5 years we expect to have franchises in every territory in the United States;
In 10 years we expect to be working on global expansion into territories outside the U.S.

What is your favorite advice for new franchisees to help them succeed?

Listen, execute flawlessly, and always be working to improve.

What would you tell potential franchisees that may be nervous about the financial burdens of starting a franchise?

There's always financial risk involved in starting a franchise so do your research, talk to our franchise development representative about certain discount programs we have, look into third party financing options and seek advice from others in the industry who have been in your shoes before.

Can you explain your financial assistance?

We offer various discount programs. We are members of the IFA's VetFran program. We will support franchisees to obtain loans when needed and in some cases we will have preferred lenders available.

On average, how long does it take to start a new franchise from the franchisees point of view?

30-60 days

What was your background and experience before founding the franchise?

Our corporate management team has over 60 years of cumulative franchise experience including involvement with several of the fastest franchises ever and many household names.

Q&A with Mosquito Joe

How has your industry changed in the last 10 years?  20 years?

Outdoor pest control, specifically mosquito control, has not even been around for that long yet. It is a new, emerging industry that is set for high growth as mosquito-borne illnesses continue to be on the rise.

What trends do you see in your industry over the next 5 years?  Next 10 years?

The mosquito control industry specifically is poised for high growth in the coming years based on the increased public health concerns and the fact that mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise.

What is the biggest concern about your industry that a franchisee candidate should be aware of and investigate?

Pest control regulations vary by state and that could cause potential confusion or concern but we can help potential franchisees with understanding those.

Why do you think your company stands out in the industry?

We are a fun company! We have fun and eye-catching branding with a memorable name and tagline. We run a very clean business with a high priority on customer service and we offer a great support system for our franchisees.

What makes your franchise/ business opportunity more attractive than your competitors?

We have the lowest franchise fee of our competitors, a large support system backed by a solid corporate management team, and the best name!

Describe the working environment of your franchisees (indoors, home office, mobile, etcâÂ�¦).  Is your environment typical of other companies in your industry?

The working environment can be as simple or as complex as the franchisee wants it to be. A Mosquito Joe franchise can be operated out of your home or at an outside/office location. It can be a stand-alone business or an add-on to an existing franchise business or other home service business. It has the ability to scale and grow and is a seasonal business operation (varying by market).

How much experience in this industry should a franchisee candidate have should they consider buying a franchise in your industry?

 No industry experience needed.

Give us an example of your ideal candidate:

We're looking for franchise owners who are outgoing and have sales, marketing, and/or management experience, and who are results oriented. Sales and marketing skills are a plus but are not mandatory due to our extensive training program.  A person who can lead a team and who has the motivation to excel in a harried but fun environment! You must have a minimum of $85k in liquid capital, and be ready to make a full-time commitment.

Other essential ingredients of a successful franchise owner include the desire to run your own business and enjoy working outdoors.  You will need the ability to train and manage sales staff and follow a sales process.  Working with partners and vendors and networking will also be important to building your business so being an outgoing people person or the willingness to hire and trust one will be necessary!

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