Make Outside Fun Again in Minnesota

Mosquito control in Minnesota?

Minneapolis, Minnesota – it’s probably not the first place that comes to mind when you think of summer fun or mosquito control. But it’s actually a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and families that love to spend time outside. The twin city to St. Paul, Minneapolis lies right on the Mississippi River, meaning the city is surrounded by lakes, wetlands, and creeks. It’s park system is nationally recognized as one of the best and contains the Chain of Lakes, which connects biking, running, and walking pathways for residents to enjoy the outdoors. It was voted by Runners’ World to be America’s sixth best city for runners, and it has the most golfers per capita of any city in the U.S. So, there’s no doubt that Minnesotans love taking advantage of the outdoors and being active!

If you’re looking for a franchise opportunity in Minneapolis and need some additional convincing to join the Mosquito Joe family, we’ve got you covered! Check out these reasons why Minnesota is a great market for the mosquito control industry:

  • The seasonality of our business is perfect for people who are looking for time off throughout the year to focus on other work or for free time. A short season also means that residents will take advantage of the warm weather by spending the summer months outdoors in their yards. This really encourages the need for mosquito control.
  • Major markets like Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs attract exactly our type of target demographic; single family homeowners, families, parents, pet-owners, and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • As evidenced by its park system, Minneapolis has a vibrant outdoor culture, meaning that residents in the area want to spend their free time outside. You can help them do that mosquito-free! There are also a lot of outdoor-oriented businesses in need of mosquito control services to prevent their customers from getting bit.
  • Mosquito Joe is one of the fastest growing franchises in the industry because of the recurring revenue model and opening of new locations across the country. It is also one of the lowest priced franchises in the outdoor services industry.
  • You will be a member of a franchise that exceeds industry averages. We are known for high satisfaction rates. Nothing feels better than knowing that you’re making a difference and that your customers are happy with the work you’ve done.

So, what’s in it for you?

  • You will finally know what it feels like to become a trusted partner of a business. You get to better the community, heighten summer fun, and help make outside fun again.
  • You will have the privilege of working outside and serving the community instead of being stuck behind a desk during the summer.
  • Join a team of good-natured people, and a feel-good environment. We like to have fun and make people smile here at Mosquito Joe.
  • Low investment means limited staff needed, and no retail location build out is necessary. You can run your business out of your home like many of our franchisees do already.
  • In addition to already low franchise costs, there are discount opportunities for applicable candidates, especially those in the military and law enforcement.
  • Our team of experts at corporate provides constant support and training in marketing, customer service, and finance. In other words, prior experience is not required! We will teach you everything you need to know to be successful.

When you decide to become a member of the Mosquito Joe family, you will be welcomed to the corporate headquarters located in Virginia Beach, where your questions will be answered, you’ll meet the corporate staff, tour the office, and get to know us as we get to know you. From there, you will attend MoJo University (our comprehensive training program), which will prepare you for all facets of your business prior to launch.

If you are interested in franchising with Mosquito Joe, in Minneapolis or elsewhere, please visit our Franchise Information webpage and contact our team today for more information! We’d love to get you on the road to joining the MoJo family!

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A Salute to our Veteran Franchise Owners

Being based out of Virginia Beach, VA, we are surrounded by those who are serving or have served in the military on a daily basis. Many of our corporate employees are related to veterans or are veterans themselves, and about 20% of our franchise parters across the country are veterans as well. To honor their service and celebrate their success as entrepreneurs, we would like to highlight a few of our veteran Mosquito Joe owners and hear their stories.

Josh Lien, Mosquito Joe of Greater Austin (TX)

Josh Lien - Mosquito Joe of Greater AustinJosh is a prior US Army officer who served two tours in Iraq while on active duty.  After leaving the military, he still remained close to our military personnel working as a government contractor on training programs in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  He met his wife (also a veteran) at a salsa dancing event in Kabul, Afghanistan. Josh continued regular trips to Afghanistan after the birth of their first child in 2011, but when he received news that their second child was on the way, he elected to leave government contracting and open a Mosquito Joe franchise in Austin, TX, in order to spend more time with his budding family. He opened his first Mosquito Joe territory on the same day his 2nd child was born in April of 2014, and was joined by his parents, who moved from South Dakota to Texas during this same time to assist him with his business venture and to be close to their grandchildren.  Since then, he has expanded to four territories and experienced tremendous growth. Josh attributes his success to the work ethic and leadership skills he gained while in the Army, as well as to the support of his family.

Greg Polster, Mosquito Joe of Hilton Head and Coastal Georgia (SC and GA)

Greg Polster - Mosquito Joe of Hilton Head and Coastal GeorgiaGreg was born in Albuquerque as the son of an Air Force Vietnam veteran and went to college at Arizona State University. He joined the Army in 2003 and has since served in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Tanzania. As Greg transitioned from active duty, he looked for ventures through the well-known Boots to Business program, which helps service members explore the basics of starting their own business. Through a VetFran consultant he met at the program, Greg found Mosquito Joe and felt it was a great opportunity that allowed for flexibility and aligned with what he was looking for in a business. He’s currently in the Army Reserves and works as an Airborne Civilian Affairs Soldier. He is in his first season as a Mosquito Joe franchise owner and owns two territories.

Tim Sorrentino, Mosquito Joe of Camden and Gloucester Counties (NJ)

Tim Sorrentino - Mosquito Joe of Gloucester and Camden CountiesTim is a former infantry officer in the Army. He and his wife Kristen opened their Mosquito Joe location in the spring of 2017. Tim graduated from Rowan University with a BA in teaching, while simultaneously being commissioned as an infantry officer in the US Army. Serving part time in the army national guard and teaching for approximately four years, before being called to active duty in support of an Iraq deployment. Tim remained on active duty after the deployment where he served as a plans officer. He was then later deployed to Afghanistan to serve as a mentor to the Afghan Army. He obtained a Masters in Education Administration and an MBA from Villanova before separating from the army full time.

Robert Rummells, Mosquito Joe of West Richmond and the Peninsula (VA)

In 1984, Robert was living in Los Angeles playing semi-professional football for the San Fernando Valley Freelancers, part of the 18-team Valley League which played the High Desert League. Then, on January 14, 1988, Robert enlisted in the United States Army where he became an Army Ranger and was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA. Robert retired from the US Army in March 2009 after a 22 year career that involved missions around the world in a variety of conflicts. Upon retirement, Robert also did two additional defense contractor jobs before working with Mosquito Joe. In his 5th season as a Mosquito Joe franchise owner, Robert and Christine own four territories and cover the areas of West Richmond and Northern Hampton Roads.


We certainly realize that protecting our neighborhoods from mosquitoes isn’t quite the same as defending our country, but we take great pride in helping veterans find new purpose in giving back to their community by using the same skill set the military gave them to own their own business. There are many other Mosquito Joe veterans not mentioned here, and we are honored to be partnered with all of them. We do participate in the VetFran program, which gives veterans $2,500 off the franchise fee. For more information on joining Mosquito Joe as a franchise partner, please visit our website and give us a call today!

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