As people are investigating franchise opportunities and specifically the Mosquito Joe business, (and since no pest control experience is required), lots of questions come up. We decided to bring you Ask a Franchisee Friday, where we highlight a frequently asked question from franchise candidates to our franchise sales team. We then ask one of our operating Mosquito Joe franchisees to answer it for us. If you’re looking at any franchise, and specifically outdoor pest control, this is a question you might have too.
Is the product you use safe for children and pets?
Here at Mosquito Joe, we think everyone should enjoy being outside itch free. We know kids and pets are an especially big concern, and since mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas can lead to such conditions as West Nile, Lyme Disease and even heartworms, we take it very seriously.
Owner-operator Stephanie Simon from Mosquito Joe of Arkansas chimed in on this question when it comes to our kids and pets. “All of our technicians are certified in mosquito control and fully trained in the safe use and application of our products, making sure the process is kid and pet friendly. It is actually the same active ingredient that is used in flea and tick shampoo and even lice shampoo that you would use directly on them. We just ask that they stay inside while we treat and for about 30 minutes thereafter to allow the product to settle and dry so it will be the most effective.”
All of the barrier spray chemicals we use are synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are insecticides that are derived from a naturally occurring compound found in the chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethroids are used in numerous commercial products that consumers use to control insects such as household pest insecticides, pet shampoos and sprays, and even lice shampoos applied directly to the scalp, just as Stephanie stated. The standard barrier spray treatment is effective on other pests such as fleas and ticks which makes it not only safe for pets, but effective in helping make outside a little more enjoyable for our furry friends.
For more information on the Mosquito Joe business opportunity or what we do, visit our website. Happy Friday!