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Mosquito Joe Convention 2017: Rise Above the Rest

Our Fourth Annual Franchisee Convention took us south of the border to Cancun, Mexico! We decided to go big to celebrate our most successful year to date that included over 170 territories open across 30 states. We had a wonderful week sharing ideas, learning from one another, and welcoming new faces to the MoJo family. This year’s theme was Rise Above the Rest meant to not only celebrate our rapid growth but to set a goal of surpassing our competition and becoming the industry leader. It’s safe to say this was our best event yet with over 230 attendees!

CEO Kevin Wilson kicked off the event with his State of MoJo address to cover our progress as a franchise system so far and our goals for the coming year. Keynote speaker, Scott Stratten, discussed the impact that experiences with brands can have on people. He left the crowd inspired to bring the MoJo brand to life and make a difference in the lives of our customers through personality, kindness, and superior customer service.Mosquito Joe Convention - Group Photo

Throughout the week, franchisees attended a variety of breakout sessions in marketing, operations, and sales. These hour-long meetings offered franchisees the chance to learn about more nuanced topics in the mosquito control industry and specifically about the Mosquito Joe business model. New additions this year included an entire extra day of content and roundtable sessions that allowed franchisees to discuss a variety of topics in smaller groups and a more relaxed environment. This year we were excited to induct 5 franchisees into our prestigious Million Dollar Club, and they had the chance to sit on a panel in front of the system to give franchisees some fresh ideas and insight from the system’s top performers.

Of course, we couldn’t leave Cancun without having a little fun! We started the week off with a welcome cocktail reception and dinner on the beach, which gave everyone a chance to unwind after a long day of traveling. Our highlight event, the annual awards dinner and ceremony, was Thursday night. This was our chance to recognize some of our standout franchisees from the previous year while enjoying great food and even better company. We closed out the week with an electric beach party Friday night, allowing everyone to relax after an extremely productive few days.

At every Convention, we are amazed at the growth of this company, and this year was no different. Our franchisees are the reason Mosquito Joe is such a successful business. Thank you to all of our franchisees, vendors, and staff who attended this year’s event to make it so special.


Join Us in 2018!

It’s not too late to join the MoJo crew for 2018’s Convention, which will also be in Cancun! If you’re interested in franchising with Mosquito Joe, please visit our Franchise Information page and give us a call today!

We can’t wait to see everyone again next year!  In the meantime, stay tuned to this blog for regular updates throughout 2017 as we continue to make outside fun again.

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The Growth of a Franchise: Mosquito Joe Infographic

2016 was an amazing year for Mosquito Joe. We grew from 113 territories open and 220 territories sold in 2015 to 171 territories open and 278 sold in 2016. We ranked 128th on Inc. Magazine’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies along with ranking 1st in category and 26th overall in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. We are the fastest growing company in our field and are on the verge of becoming the industry leader. Of course, none of this would be possible without our franchise owners across the country. They are the heart of our business and help fuel our success each and everyday.

Join a Growing Franchise

And it’s not too late to join us for the 2017 season! There has never been a better time to invest in Mosquito Joe than right now. We still have availability in our upcoming training classes, so we can have you trained and fully prepared to launch your own business this summer! If you are interested in learning more about our franchise opportunity, please visit our Mosquito Joe Franchise Information Website and give us a call. We’d love to bring you into the MoJo family!

Mosquito Joe Franchise Growth

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Mosquito Joe Named Fastest Growing Franchise for 2017

Franchise Gator named Mosquito Joe a Fastest Growing Franchise for 2017 in conjunction with the release of its annual Top 100 list. The online franchise directory developed the rankings to help prospective franchisees identify top opportunities with strong growth potential that are also affordable investments for the average franchise buyer.

For 2017, Franchise Gator selected 50 Top Emerging concepts and 100 Fastest Growing concepts. Top Emerging franchises are identified as rising concepts with 60 or fewer units. Fastest Growing franchises are those experiencing rapid expansion heading into the new year. The Top 100 list was created to identify franchise opportunities with strong growth potential but that are also more affordable investments to help the typical franchise buyer discover promising brands they might not have otherwise found. “This year we identified 100 franchise opportunities for the Fastest Growing category,” said Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator. “In addition to their track record for building a solid customer base and gaining the trust of investors, the opportunities were selected based on the number of opening and operating units the franchise has had over the past several months.”

Mosquito Joe CEO, Kevin Wilson, added, “We’re going to continue to expand into new markets and increase our footprint. There’s no doubt that 2017 is going to be another strong year for us, from both a development and educational perspective. We’re excited to grow into new territories this year, and ultimately take the Mosquito Joe brand to the next level.”


If you are interested in learning more about the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity, please visit our Franchise Information Page and give us a call! We’d love to chat with you, answer your questions, and get you on the path to joining the MoJo family.

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Mosquito Joe Ranks 26th on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

We got some great news this week that has 2017 off to a fantastic start. We are thrilled to announce that Mosquito Joe ranks #26 overall AND #1 in the Pest Control category on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500! The Franchise 500 is the “first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world,” and we are grateful and honored to be recognized so highly among such a distinguished group of businesses.

So, how is the Franchise 500 ranking created? Back in July of 2016, Entrepreneur reached out to franchisors across the country and asked each to fill out an online form and submit their Franchise Disclosure Document. After receiving 988 submissions, Entrepreneur’s editorial team began reviewing each one for certain data points. The franchisors were scored based on more than 150 of these points, and the 500 companies with the highest overall score were ranked as the Franchise 500.

Entrepreneur uses a formula of certain factors to determine the ranking: The Five Pillars of the Franchise 500. These Five Pillars include Costs & Fees, Size & Growth, Support, Brand Strength, and Financial Strength & Stability. Within those pillars are more specific factors such as growth rate, total investment, and financing availability. Throughout the 38 years of the Franchise 500’s existence, Entrepreneur has modified these factors to reflect what is most important to the franchising world at that time. For example, social media presence has become a factor as it gains increasing marketing importance. All companies, regardless of size, are judged by the same criteria to make the final ranking as objective as possible.

2016 was an amazing year for Mosquito Joe. We grew from 113 territories open and 220 territories sold in 2015 to 171 territories open and 278 sold in 2016. Our 127 franchise owners are the heart of our business and help fuel our success each and every day. But we’re just getting started! CEO Kevin Wilson says, “We’re going to continue to expand into new markets and increase our footprint. There’s no doubt that 2017 is going to be another strong year for us, from both a development and educational perspective. We’re excited to grow into new territories this year, and ultimately take the Mosquito Joe brand to the next level.”

A huge thank you to our franchise partners across the country for making Mosquito Joe such an incredible company. Their engagement and enthusiasm for the business make honors like this possible. Another thank you to the Mosquito Joe Corporate staff for providing world-class support that makes our franchisees’ success possible.

If you are interested in learning more about the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity and joining one of the world’s leading franchise companies, visit our Franchise Information Website, and call us today. We can have you set up in time for spring and would love to have you as part of the MoJo family!

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How Small Businesses Can Give Back This Holiday Season

Today is Giving Tuesday, an official kick-off to the “giving season” that thrives between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. It’s the perfect reminder that besides glistening snowfalls, jingle bells, and mistletoe, the holiday season is one of generosity! Charitable giving throughout the year is becoming more the norm for businesses (which is wonderful), but this time of year usually sees an increase in giving back from both individuals and companies alike. It may seem easier for large corporations with more resources to give back, but small businesses can make a huge impact on their local communities.

Just a little creativity and time can go a long way! Here are a few suggestions for ways that small businesses can give back this holiday season:

Holiday Food BankHoliday food drives – This is a great idea especially if your business already puts you out into the community interacting with your customers. Mosquito Joe of Baltimore, for example, partners with the Maryland Food Bank each year to donate canned goods to local families during the holidays. On top of their own donations, Mosquito Joe will ask their customers to leave canned goods on their doorsteps during a set period of time, which they will pick up and drop off at the food bank. This is a great way to give back that allows the customers and business to work together to help the community!

Volunteer as a team – Giving back doesn’t have to be in the form of money or food. Giving your time to a local organization is just as valuable. Having your employees volunteer as a team is a unique way to help those in need while facilitating team bonding! Consider volunteering at a local soup kitchen or food pantry, Habitat for Humanity, or gift-wrapping drive.

Donate a Portion of Sales – A simple way to make an impact with a local organization is to donate a portion of your business’ sales over a set period of time. If there is a charity near and dear to your business (or heart), choosing a recipient is fairly easy. If not, survey your employees to see which organizations mean the most to them. You can divide donations and even match those of your employees if you’re able.Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots – Toys for Tots is a charity run by the United States Marine Corps that collects unwrapped toys throughout the months of November and December and distributes them to children in need throughout local communities. We hold a Toys for Tots drive here in the Corporate office every year. Visit the Toys for Tots website to find information on your local branch and how you can get involved in making a difference for a child in need this year.

Adopt a family – Donating to charity can be difficult because you can’t usually see an immediate impact from your contribution. Adopting a family who needs assistance during the holidays is a wonderful way to see a personal and immediate result. You can make an even bigger impact by adopting a family as a business and contributing together! While there is no central organization responsible, simply Googling “adopt a family for the holidays” will bring up a list of organizations to partner with in your community. Many allow you to donate food, clothing, toys, and money.


While generosity throughout the holidays enhances the joy of the season, the giving doesn’t have to end come January. All of these ideas can be expanded beyond the holiday season to allow small businesses the opportunity to give back all year round. From all of us at Mosquito Joe, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. May your days be merry and bright!

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Become a Southern Star with Mosquito Joe in Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, Alabama is known for a lot of things. Not only is it the largest city in the state, but it was also the hub of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, is the home of America’s first Veterans Day celebration, and contains the world’s largest motorcycle museum. You probably know it for sayings like “Roll Tide!” as it’s home to the most dominant collegiate conference in the country (queue the debate!), or maybe its southern charm. Even Southern Living Magazine is published out of Birmingham, But, did you know it also holds a spot on the list of top 50 worst mosquito cities in the country? And since it’s right in the heart of the hot and humid southern United States, that isn’t likely to change any time soon.

Birmingham has huge potential as a Mosquito Joe location for several reasons. First of which is that our primary target (mosquitoes) thrives there, and demand for mosquito control is high. The long summer season works in a franchise owner’s favor as well by allowing more servicing and brand awareness time. Second, while there are competitors in the area, Birmingham offers a great opportunity to stake a claim in the mosquito control industry with Mosquito Joe. Having competitors means that residents in the area are already familiar with the general idea of mosquito control, which means that a franchise owner can spend less time at square one building awareness and more time differentiating Mosquito Joe from the other companies by proving the superiority of the services.

If you are interested in a Mosquito Joe franchise, there is no better time to invest! We are in the midst of scheduling our monthly training programs for new franchisees, otherwise known as MoJo University. This week-long comprehensive program takes new franchisees through all facets of owning a Mosquito Joe franchise including operations, marketing, finance, and more! These classes begin in October and run once a month through April of 2017.  New franchisees attend MoJo University on a continual basis as they join the system, so there is plenty of time to complete the training and open for the 2017 season!

On top of being able to attend an upcoming training, investing in a Mosquito Joe franchise now will allow you to attend our Annual Franchisee Convention this January! Convention gives us a chance to gather together for a few days in one place as a Mosquito Joe family. We spend time learning from one another, meeting new franchisees, sharing experiences, creating ideas, and celebrating our success. It’s a great opportunity to dive in head first and learn as much as possible before you open for business.

Lastly, this year is an especially great time to take action due to a higher than normal demand for mosquito control services as concerns about Zika virus spread. While we are not experts in the virus, we are experts in mosquito control, and are proud to be an added defense against mosquito-borne illnesses for homes across the country. With dozens of locally acquired cases nationwide and almost 30 cases in Alabama alone, Zika virus is sure to be top of mind for a lot of customers for a long time.


We are incredibly proud of our growth as a company over the last five years. This year, Mosquito Joe has over 165 territories open, over 270 territories sold, and 120 unique franchisees in 28 states. We ranked 128th on Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America and are just getting started! If you are interested in the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity, please visit our franchise information page and contact us. We’d love to answer your questions and get you started on the path to becoming a franchise owner!

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What Our Brand Says About Our Company

In the crowded consumer marketplace of 2016, having a strong brand presence is more important than ever. As a company, your brand is your promise to customers. It’s the first impression people have of your business and the image they will carry throughout their time as your customer. Your brand goes beyond the product you provide to tell people how you deliver that product, what your company believes in, and how you want to be perceived.

You may not realize how important this component of a business is, but what comes to mind when you think of some popular brand names? Nike commercials may make you feel more confident and athletic, like their products are just what you need to achieve your fitness goals. The Mercedes brand exudes luxury and makes consumers want to drive it to achieve a certain status or wow factor. Branding has the power to give incredible meaning to an intangible and trivial object. A t-shirt with the Coca-Cola logo on it is really just a piece of fabric with some stitching. But that symbol says much more; happiness, unity, refreshment.

Company’s build brands with innovative messaging and consistency. They know what they believe in and apply it to every facet of business from advertising and customer service to email signatures and how they treat their employees. A strong brand will not only catch a consumer’s eye in the beginning, but it will work as an asset to keep he or she as a long-term customer. Essentially, a brand is a company’s personality. The more developed and consistent it is, the more customers will feel like they know what a company is about and can trust in it to bring them the desired results.

But this is no small task for a new business. Establishing a solid brand and spreading awareness takes creativity, strategy, and usually a significant budget. This is one of many advantages to investing in a franchise; the brand is already built for you! A franchisor should have the team, materials, and messaging you need to hit the ground running with your business. Mosquito Joe, for example, has an experienced team dedicated to training and ongoing support so that each of our franchisees can carry out our brand consistently in their local areas.


It helps that our brand is one of our strongest assets. The tagline “Outside is fun again.” says it all. Our messaging focuses on the lifestyle that our services can provide customers, enjoying time outside with family and friends without the worry of getting bit by mosquitoes. It removes the ick factor usually associated with pest control and helps consumers focus on the positive end result of our barrier spray services.

This carries over into our other messaging and imagery. Most new franchisees comment on our “look”, saying it’s what got their attention in the first place and roped them in to the character of Mosquito Joe.  Some of our other taglines such as “Stop smacking yourself in the face.” and “Don’t worry, you’re safe in here.” let customers and prospects know that our company has a relatable personality, that we understand your mosquito control needs, and that we have the expertise necessary to meet them.

We train our franchisees extensively before they open for business, so that our brand messaging is consistent throughout the entire system. Any materials we create and distribute, from our website to local flyers, have (what we think is) a perfect mix of humor, outdoor fun, and mosquito control expertise.

We want our customers to not only love the service, but to love the people and the company behind it. We are very proud of the brand we’ve built over the years and the growing recognition it’s receiving nationwide. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Mosquito Joe and what we’re all about, please visit our franchise information page. Then give us a call! We are happy to answer your questions and get you on the path to joining the Mosquito Joe family.

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Why It’s Important to Attend a Franchise Decision Day

As with many franchises, Mosquito Joe requires franchise candidates to attend a Discovery Day at the MoJo Corporate office in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Candidates spend a day with our Corporate team, getting to know our franchise better, and asking final questions they’ve gathered throughout the sales process. We see this as an integral part of developing the Mosquito Joe franchise family. Candidates not only get the chance to learn more about us, but we have the opportunity on that day to evaluate how he or she would contribute to our system.

To get a better understanding of why Decision Days are so important and why most franchises require them of candidates before signing the dotted line, we spoke with our CEO, Kevin Wilson:

Decision DayWhat is the purpose of a Decision Day?

This comes at the very end of the process after all the calls and research has been conducted by the candidate and franchise salesperson. We have two primary goals throughout the course of the day. First, we want to ensure that the candidate has all their remaining questions answered. Second, both the candidate and the Corporate team each get an opportunity to make a final assessment of one another. Will this person be a good fit with our team? Will we be a good fit for this candidate?

How can a candidate prepare for a Decision Day?

Write down all remaining questions they have. Ideally, they should break them into various functional areas such as marketing, operations, finance, etc. so they can be sure to address them to the right department throughout the day.

What makes the Mosquito Joe Decision Day experience unique?

We believe the experience is unique because it’s genuine! What you see is what you get. We pride ourselves on being transparent and answering any and all questions directly.

What is expected of the candidate after a Decision Day is complete?

At the end of the day, we let the candidate know if we believe he or she is a good fit with us as a franchisee. Assuming they have the same interest level, a member of our development team will schedule a call for 24 – 48 hours later with the goal of receiving an actual decision. Assuming the candidate agrees to move forward, documents are sent out for signature (usually the same day!)


We believe the Mosquito Joe Decision Day experience is unique and allows candidates to get a true glimpse into our franchise that they can’t get via phone, email, or video. But don’t take our word for it! Some of our franchisees gave feedback on the most beneficial aspect of their Decision Day experiences at Mosquito Joe.

Decision Day

Very organized and on target! It gave us a good, all-around idea of a day in the life of Mosquito Joe. – Marla Carruth, Owner of Mosquito Joe of Baton Rouge

Being able to meet everyone at Mosquito Joe personally to ask questions and to get to know everyone better. – Jeff Sommers, Owner of Mosquito Joe of Springfield (photo to the right)

Meeting the people behind the vision and knowing they are excited about the company. Also, meeting the technicians and learning about their views of the job helped with respect to future hiring. – Kate Gould, Owner of Mosquito Joe of NW Houston

All of it! It was great to be able to meet everyone and get time alone to speak with each department/person – Matt Lemke, Owner of Mosquito Joe of Coastal Georgia

Meeting the team, seeing the software in action, and meeting the guys (technicians) in the field was great. Professionalism was everywhere. – Elio Chiavola, Owner of Mosquito Joe of Wayne


As you can see, attending a Decision Day is vital to making a well-informed choice about a franchise. Meeting the people behind the operation, learning more about important softwares, and seeing some of the day-to-day operations helps candidates envision themselves as a franchise owner. We treat each Decision Day uniquely and want to make the best possible impression on a candidate while also learning more about him or her. And we think owning a Mosquito Joe franchise is a pretty awesome opportunity, so we’re very proud of what we have to offer.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about franchising with Mosquito Joe, please visit our franchise information page. We’d love to talk with you, answer any questions you have, and get you on the path to joining the MoJo family!

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Using Influencers in Local Marketing

Nowadays, positive word of mouth marketing is one of the most powerful tools a business can have in its marketing arsenal. Paid advertisements and targeted campaigns are also extremely useful, but generating recommendations and referrals throughout a community or customer base can go a long way.

Think about it. You want to try a new restaurant in town and do your research to find the right place. What influences your final decision more – the restaurant’s website with the full menu, prices, and professional photos or the Yelp and Google reviews talking about customers’ previous experiences? Statistically, the latter of the two will carry the most weight. According to Nielsen, 68% of people trust online opinions from other consumers. Likewise, 88% of people trust online reviews from other consumers as much as they trust recommendations from personal contacts. So, hearing about someone else’s personal experience with a brand, service, or product is highly influential to future customers making a decision.

People in the community that have attracted a loyal following via blogging or social media and have the power to move their followers to action are called Influencers. As previously mentioned, people care about others’ opinions when it comes to services and products, which makes Influencers with audiences that care what they have to say dynamic business partners.

What is an Influencer?

Influencers can take many forms, so identifying them successfully will vary depending on your community and what matters to it. Influencers can be successful bloggers or writers on a certain topic, local newspaper or magazine critics, as well as academics, consultants, and beyond. It’s important to remember that celebrities are not the same as Influencers. According to TapInfluence, “Influencers are real people who are really good at something and earned the respect of others because of it.” An Influencer’s expertise and experience with a product or industry gives them an authentic authority that many celebrities do not have.

Hopefully some local Influencers immediately come to mind for you. In order to utilize this tool effectively, you need to identify Influencers that align with your company’s values and can reach an audience that you either cater to already or are looking to target. Their message will resonate more for your business if it can supplement and boost things you’re already saying.

How do you get Influencers on board?

First, you have to get their attention. This can be done directly by sending them an email or calling to ask about their interest in a partnership. In a more subtle fashion, you can follow them on social media, send shoutouts to them about recent accomplishments or publications you enjoyed, recommend them to your customers and followers on social media, etc. There are endless possibilities! Most importantly, be authentic in your outreach and demonstrate genuine interest in the Influencer’s work.

The terms of the partnership are up to you both. Oftentimes, businesses will provide a service or product to partners at a discounted rate in exchange for a review or mention to their larger audience through a video, blog article, formal review, or podcast. Influencer’s could also offer to bring a business owner in and talk about the service or product personally. For longer term partnerships, you can agree to provide new products at discounted rates in exchange for reviews or guest blog on each other’s sites about agreed upon topics. The end goal in partnering with an Influencer is to “influence” members of their audience to try your product or service and hopefully become loyal customers of yours too. The Influencer will probably have creative ideas as well to make the most of your partnership based on their past experiences. It’s what they do after all!


Now it’s time to hit the ground running! Do some research of your own into the Influencer marketing strategy and how it can work for your business. And be creative. Influencers are excited to hear from potential business partners and quality services they can offer their audiences. It could be the missing piece your marketing plan needs to really shine.

These types of marketing tips are exactly what our franchisees receive from the Mosquito Joe Corporate marketing team on a daily basis. If you or someone you know is looking into a franchise with exceptional marketing support, check out our franchise information page for more detail. We’d love to chat and fill you in on the difference you can make by making outside fun again for your community.

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All in the Franchise Family

At Mosquito Joe, we like to think we are one big family from our Corporate team to our franchisees and technicians. Every employee brings value and enthusiasm to the table, which makes our company such a great place to work. But some of our franchisees work with relatives on a daily basis, handling all the ups and downs that accompany working with family. Considering that many entrepreneurs and business owners utilize relatives as resources and employees, we wanted to find out more from several Mosquito Joe owners that do so. We sat down with owners and operators from Mosquito Joe of Texas Hillcountry and Mosquito Joe of Buffalo to get the low down on what makes a family business tick.

How many people in your family are involved in the Mosquito Joe business and what role does each person play in the business?

“I (Jane) run the office, billing, and marketing. My brother (Wess) and husband (Sean) are technicians and run the trucks. Wess is co-owner and helps make decisions in the office as well. – Jane, Texas Hillcountry

“All five of us are involved. Scott is the general manager guiding the entire business. His wife assists in managing the business, focusing on office operations including billing and accounts receivable. Karlene (daughter) heads up customer relations and sales. Joel (son) is responsible for leading the day-to-day spraying operations. Janelle (daughter) splits time between completing her college degree and assisting wherever help is needed.” Scott, Buffalo

Why did you decide to involve your family in the business?

“When Wess opened Mosquito Joe alone, he quickly realized he was going to need some serious help running the office as well as the crew. My husband was a golf-course superintendent for 20 years and already knew the inner workings of chemicals and turf management. I was familiar with code interpretation and computer training, which I knew would be useful in the office. Both my brother and I had grown up working in my father’s mom-and-pop pharmacy, so customer service was in our blood. We felt like it was the perfect mixture.” – Jane, Texas Hillcountry

“Two-fold. We saw this as a great opportunity, and we wanted to share it with the family. Also, the unique talents of each person contributes to our success.” – Scott, Buffalo

What are the benefits and advantages to working with family?

“The greatest benefit was that after almost 12 years, my brother and I were finally living in the same city. I just recently got married, and have a niece and nephew. I get to actively participate in their lives and vice versa, as opposed to a twice a year visit.” – Jane, Texas Hillcountry

“We are able to trust and rely on each other because we know that we each take what we do seriously and have ownership of the results. There is never a question about any one of us not having our customers’ complete satisfaction driving everything we do.” – Scott, Buffalo

What are the biggest challenges?

“We have seemed to work well with few disagreements. Our business is in its infancy, and we are all careful to handle each situation individually and then drop it. It helps that my father acts as the tie breaker!” – Jane, Texas Hillcountry

“The passion that each of us brings can create tension that can be hard to tame in a comfortable setting. We also need to remember to communicate effectively with each other.” – Scott, Buffalo

How do you keep family and business life separate?

“That is probably one of our biggest challenges. We find ourselves being together for a “family” function but end up discussing business in a lighthearted manner.” – Jane, Texas Hillcountry

“We don’t. We’ve found that the business has become part of each of us.” – Scott, Buffalo

What have you learned about each other along the way?

“We have discovered each other’s strong suits and weaknesses, and we’ve used this to our advantage. Once you know each other’s quirks, they can be your company’s greatest assets.” – Jane, Texas Hillcountry

“We have gained a greater awareness and appreciation of our individual qualities, skills, and knowledge. And despite sharing a name, we’ve discovered the ways we are are all different.” – Scott, Buffalo

What advice would you give to people considering starting a franchise or business with family members?

“Make sure you enjoy being around them and have open lines of communication because you’ll see, talk to, and work with them daily!” – Jane, Texas Hillcountry


Involving family in business can be challenging, but with planning and setting of expectations, it can be a fulfilling experience. If you are interested in learning more about the Mosquito Joe opportunity, please visit our franchise information page for details. We would be happy to chat and set you on the path to becoming part of our Mosquito Joe family!

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