Mosquito Joe Makes Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchise List for 2018

Mosquito Joe was recognized by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm Franchise Business Review as being 1 of 50 franchises to qualify for its Top Franchise List for 2018. This list is a result of surveys sent to the system that gauges franchisee satisfaction and gives performance reviews. Franchise Business Review surveyed around 30,000 franchise owners, representing 334 franchise brands, to determine the Top 50 Franchises in four size classes. Mosquito Joe falls within the “large” class size with 288 locations.

“Our Mosquito Joe business opportunity provides a simple, low-cost, seasonal business that can allow you more time to spend with your family and the freedom of working for yourself,” said Lou Schager, President of Mosquito Joe.  “Our extensive corporate support system and recurring revenue model means you can thrive as a business owner in a high-growth market.  Homeowners and businesses alike are realizing the necessity of mosquito, tick and flea control services, so our operators can also feel good about serving their community while making outside fun again.”

The 50 brands that made the 2018 Top Franchise List did so as a result of their franchisees rating high satisfaction within their systems. Visit the Franchise Business Review website to see the full list of 2018 Top Franchise Opportunities and check out Mosquito Joe’s Franchise Business Review Profile here.

“Melissa and I loved the branding, the business model, and the team. Everything was in place from day one and we knew there would be a need in our hometown. With Mosquito Joe, we’re making a living and changing the lives of people who could never enjoy the outside.” – Kurt and Melissa Godwin, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owners & Million Dollar Club Members – Baltimore- Annapolis.

If you have a dream to own your own business, we can help you make that a reality. Not only can you improve your quality of life, but you can also make outside fun again for your community by becoming a Mosquito Joe franchise partner. 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, unparalleled corporate support, and the ability to grow rapidly nationwide. There’s never been a better time to become the hero in your area and start your own Mosquito Joe franchise than right now!

If the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity sounds like the one for you, check out our Franchise Information Page and contact our franchise development team today for more information.

 

 

 

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Franchisee Training

One of the most important parts of finding the right franchise for you is evaluating the training programs the franchisor has in place. At Mosquito Joe we make it a priority to support our franchisees at every level with training that begins the moment you sign your name and become a part of the MoJo family! To ensure your success within our system, we take special care to provide support and guidance on a number of essential aspects of your business.

Initial Training at MoJo Headquarters

Before your business launches, you’ll complete an extensive 5-day training program at Mosquito Joe headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA. During your time at MoJo University, you’ll meet with members of our Corporate team and have personal sessions focused on all aspects of the business. The education is unique and comprehensive, providing you with the opportunity to absorb valuable insight and ask questions specific to your region.

Business Operations

In most cases, buying a franchise is a new endeavor. For this reason, our Franchise Business Coaches are here to assist you with all of your business questions. Beginning with a Business Startup Checklist, your dedicated coach will guide you through all the things you’ll need to have in place before your first spray. These include: business incorporation, licenses, systems access, ordering equipment, reviewing your budget, hiring employees and more!

Marketing Support

Our brand is what sells our services and keeping it fresh and relevant is something we’re passionate about. Because we know that our franchisees aren’t all marketing geniuses, we have an in-house team guaranteed to make promoting your business as easy as pie. In addition to providing things such as graphic design, planning strategies and system software support, we also walk you through the basics of local, digital and email marketing. With a large team of experts specializing in various marketing avenues, we’ve got you covered from local grassroots efforts to national campaigns.

Customer Service

A large part of our success can be attributed to our commitment to customer satisfaction. During your initial training you’ll develop the skills to deliver a strong sales pitch that addresses customer concerns in a friendly manner and become more familiar with the Mosquito Joe guarantee that we swear by. We value our customers and pride ourselves on providing consistent, effective customer service that goes above and beyond. Don’t believe us? Click here to check out some of our recent accolades and read what our customers have to say.

 

With Mosquito Joe, the possibilities are endless. Our training and support allows you to feel confident in being an expert on mosquito control and an asset to your community. Your success is our success, so we work hard to create an environment that helps your business flourish. If you’re a fun, motivated individual looking to join a family-oriented team, please click here!

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Six Years Later – The Growth of Mosquito Joe

We are currently in the height of mosquito season, and even though this is the busiest time of year for our franchise owners, it’s important to reflect on our sixth year of franchising and all that we’ve accomplished up to this point. What started as a mom-and-pop business in Virginia Beach, Virginia has now grown into a national franchise in 34 states providing a much-needed service to tens of thousands of families. Let’s take a look back at our journey!

The original Mosquito Joe business was created in 2010 as a local operation in Virginia Beach, VA. The current CEO of our parent company, Kevin Wilson, met with the original owners to talk about plans for expansion.  He was impressed with the concept and believed he could take the business further. Those plans became a reality, and by the end of 2013, Mosquito Joe had 15 territories open across five states. But that was just the beginning… By the end of 2014, Mosquito Joe had 34 territories open across 14 states. 2015 recorded 113 open territories across 20 states. 2016 had 171 territories open in 24 states. 2017 boasted 234 territories open in 32 states. And 2018 is expected to have over 280 territories open across 34 states. This type of growth is rare, and it’s hard to believe that in just six years, Mosquito Joe has been able to service nearly 100,000 families nationwide.

Not only has Mosquito Joe expanded across the country, but because of our growth and the passion of our franchisees, we are able to travel to some pretty cool places for our annual franchisee convention. The 2014 and 2015 conventions were held in Virginia Beach, Virginia to keep things close to home and garner as much attendance as possible. 2016 brought the team down to Clearwater, Florida so we could enjoy some warm weather in January. And we loved it so much, that we went even further south for our 2017 and 2018 conventions to Cancun, Mexico! This convention is our biggest event of the year, bringing together franchisees, Corporate staff, and vendors to socialize, learn from one another, and have some fun.

But none of this growth would be possible without the Corporate team who not only launched this brand to its successful status today, but continues to support it and its franchisees on a daily basis. The original team from 2013 included six people. Today, Mosquito Joe is home to a staff of over 45 of the hardest working people in franchising.

Our growth is extremely impressive, but our franchisees and their services are what is gaining us national attention. We are honored to have received various accolades over the years including, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500, Inc. Magazine’s 5000 of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, and Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchise Award, among others. But our most coveted award is the Best Places to Work Award from Inc. Magazine. This is a testament to our franchisees and our Corporate staff who all create an empowering work environment and make it a joy to be part of this company.

If you would like to join us for year seven of our journey to become to leading mosquito control business in the country, please contact us about our franchise opportunities. We are currently accepting candidates for our 2019 class and would love to have you on board.

 

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Pest Control Industry Update

At Mosquito Joe, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of our field. This has allowed us to expand our brand and grow as a company. Here are some of the exciting things happening in our industry that have contributed to our success!

Growth Possibilities

The pest control industry has experienced a high growth rate recently and is anticipating even more in the months to come! Currently, the industry is expected to see 2.6% in growth from $13.4 billion to $15.3 billion by 2022. This is due to the rising amount of consumer awareness about the potential health risks of mosquitoes and other pesky pests. Here at Mosquito Joe, we’re invested in educating consumers on the importance of mosquito control and the steps they can take to prevent insect-borne diseases.

Recurring Revenue

One of the major advantages of the pest control industry is that it functions on a recurring revenue model. According to current statistics, the number of recurring customers is growing rapidly. Because Mosquito Joe markets our services as something that works best when done on a regular basis, this encourages customers to schedule their services in advance, which can ensure guaranteed revenue. Customers can also utilize pre-pay options which can ensure cash flow on the front end and guarantee income during the off-season for many seasonal business owners. These funds can be allocated toward marketing efforts or business expenses. Both options are great for franchisees.

Long-Term Customers

Pests are viewed by most homeowners as a nuisance, resulting in the willingness to do what is necessary to get the problem under control. After experiencing the benefits of the service, customers are likely to return for multiple seasons.

While pest control is typically seen as a residential service, a new kind of customer is creating the bulk of the growth in new customer acquisition. Commercial accounts and pest control, especially those in the food and hospitality industry, have always gone hand-in-hand because of federal regulations and local food safety guidelines.

MoJo Differentiators

There are a number of reasons to join the pest control industry, but there are even more reasons to join the Mosquito Joe team. Mosquito Joe has been recognized as #1 in category for Best of the Best Franchises and one the Fastest-Growing Franchises by Entrepreneur for multiple years. We promote a family and locally-owned business model whose top priority is making outside fun again for our communities.

 

If you are interested in joining this high-growth industry please visit our information page here.

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Giving Back to the Community, MoJo Style!

Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 24-30, 2018) is quickly approaching and there’s no better time to reflect on the passion our Corporate team and franchise partners have when it comes to fighting mosquitoes and giving back to the communities in which we operate. We are proud to show our commitment to building awareness and supporting the prevention of mosquito-borne illness through our Beat the Bloodsuckers and MoJo Bites Back campaigns, as well as incentivizing our customers and their friends through our system-wide Share the MoJo referral program. It gives us an opportunity to do what we do best while giving back to the communities we call home and those around the globe. By joining the Mosquito Joe family, you can take pride in being a part of our commitment to serving those around us.

Beat the Bloodsuckers

Every year in June, the American Mosquito Control Association recognizes Mosquito Control Awareness Week (MCAW). During this time, we educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in daily life and the important services provided by mosquito control experts. Mosquito Control Awareness Week is close to our hearts here at Mosquito Joe as we partner with local blood banks around the country to support the amazing work they do year-round. While we work all year long to educate our communities about mosquito control and mosquito-borne illnesses, a designated week such as this really shines the spotlight on professional mosquito control and why we need it.

MoJo Bites Back

Since we began franchising in 2012, our company’s rapid growth encouraged us to find a cause that we could partner with philanthropically to give back and share some of the success we’ve achieved as a system. We’ve had the opportunity to partner with Nothing But Nets, a global grassroots campaign whose goal is to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria. The contributions are strong and so is the relationship we’ve built with this organization and communities around the world. Our MoJo Bites Back campaign quickly began to save lives and continues to make a difference, something you can be a part of by joining our franchise family.

Share the MoJo

Don’t think we forgot about taking care of our current customers! Our Share the MoJo referral program helps those who enjoy our service spread the love and receive a reward in return. With a dedicated website, Share the MoJo gives customers the opportunity to refer a friend or family member so that they each receive a $25 account credit. It’s an easy and fun way to get people buzzing about Mosquito Joe on every block in the neighborhood. After all, friends don’t let friends get eaten, right?

Interested in being your own boss while giving back to those who can benefit from your selfless actions? Join our MoJo family comprised of individuals who are proud of their decision to own a feel-good business. Visit our website for more information and get in contact with one of our franchising representatives today!

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It’s Never Too Early to Plan for 2019!

Summer is just around the corner, making this the perfect time to start planning to open your Mosquito Joe franchise for the 2019 season! Starting a business is a big decision and getting prepared can be overwhelming, but we have a couple of tips to make sure your planning is a breeze!

Franchisee Checklist

Step 1: Tour Our Website!

Learn more about our brand by browsing our website! You can find lots of information on our services, community involvement, and our guarantee.

Step 2: Learn More About Our Franchise Opportunity!

Click here to find out more about the unique opportunity that we provide – investment costs, what markets are available and even special discounts that may apply to you!

Step 3: Request Information

During this mutual evaluation process, you’ll get to learn more about our background, operations, and the extensive training and support that we provide to our franchisees.

Step 4: Talk to Our Franchisees!

For many of our franchisees, having the opportunity to speak with current franchisees helped them seal the deal! We promote a family environment that provides support at every level.

Step 5: Come Visit!

It’s time to meet the parents! Visit our home office and speak with members of our executive team to see how our exciting brand and commitment to customer satisfaction starts from the top.

Business ownership can be very rewarding. Mosquito Joe provides a chance for budding business owners to take control of their careers, give back to their communities, and the flexibility to enjoy life. To join our team and be trained and open in time for the 2019 season, click here for more details. One of our qualified franchise representatives will guide you through the evaluation process, step by step, so you can make outside fun again in your community.

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Entrepreneur’s Best of the Best Franchises List

Mosquito Joe was recently included in Entrepreneur magazine’s Best of the Best Franchises list, which recognizes 110 companies who ranked at the top of their industry categories in Entrepreneur’s 2018 Franchise 500 ranking. Mosquito Joe ranked #1 in the Pest Control industry and we are absolutely thrilled to be leading the pack in 2018!

The mosquito control industry is a high growth market, and Mosquito Joe has emerged as an industry leader with our strong branding, best-in-class systems, unparalleled Corporate support, and the ability to grow rapidly throughout the country.

“Melissa and I loved the branding, the business model, and the team. Everything was in place from day one and we knew there would be a need in our hometown. With Mosquito Joe, we’re making a living and changing the lives of people who could never enjoy the outside.” – Kurt and Melissa Godwin, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owners (Million Dollar Club Members) – Baltimore-Annapolis, MD

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 rankings are based on a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Mosquito Joe ranking at the top of our category, and #42 overall, confirms our status as an industry leader.

“More than 1,000 companies applied for this year’s Franchise 500, making it one of our most competitive rankings ever,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s Editor in Chief. “So, for these companies to not only rank but land at the top of their respective categories is quite an achievement.”

To view us in the full listing, click here for Franchises List. The list can also be seen in the May issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands.

There’s never been a better time to start thinking about becoming the hero in your area with your own Mosquito Joe franchise.

IS MOSQUITO JOE THE FRANCHISE FOR YOU?

Virginia Beach, VA-based Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers in areas across the nation. Technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so people can enjoy being outside again. While each Mosquito Joe is an independently owned franchise that offers customers reliable and effective service from a trusted community member, it is also backed by a strong network of technical expertise. For more information or franchising opportunities, visit our franchising website.

 

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Make the Most Out of Summer for Your Community

There are numerous perks of owning a Mosquito Joe franchise – being your own boss, making your own hours and personalizing your business to cater to your neighborhood are just a few. However, one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Mosquito Joe franchisee is offering a service that improves your customer’s quality of life. Whether you’re servicing active outdoor types or those who prefer to leisurely lounge by the pool, summer is the highlight of the year for many people and your ability to control pests makes the most out of their time outside.

Thanks to our barrier sprays, mosquitoes, including their eggs and larvae, are at bay so our customers and their families can play. The less time they spend swatting and slapping means the more quality time they’re able to spend in their yard. Pool parties, graduation celebrations, picnics, Fourth of July barbecues and Labor Day festivities are more enjoyable when mosquitoes aren’t on the guest list.

Are you in an area where ticks are sucking the fun out of your summer? You could save the day by ensuring your community is able to get back to their warm weather activities without the fear of ticks latching on. With extensive training that helps our franchisees assess every yard individually, beating those pests is key to enjoying the outdoors instead of hiding inside all season. Outside is finally fun again for families across the country, and that’s something we’re really proud of.

Summer is primetime for baseball games, farmer’s markets, fireworks shows, and festivals. Our Corporate staff encourages partnering with commercial vendors and those organizing special events is a great way to ensure your entire community is scratch free. Spraying outdoor wedding venues guarantees that bug bites aren’t the bride’s “something new” accessory. Concerts are fun for all, until the mosquitoes are buzzing more than the band. Checking these venues off your list is another way to maximize everyone’s quality time outside.

Still don’t believe us? Just ask our devoted customers how their summers are better after their Mosquito Joe treatments:

“For 8 years we have been battling the mosquito. We have stayed in many beautiful evenings because of the pests. For the first time this year, after one application by Mosquito Joe, we have enjoyed every night this summer sitting on our deck. What a great service!” – Dave

“Mosquito Joe delivered exactly what they promised. My family and I can actually enjoy our yard and pool area comfortably.” – Emanuel

Mosquito Joe has franchising opportunities all over the country. If you’re interested in making outside fun again for those in your area, visit our Franchisee Information Page for more details on becoming a Joe.

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Mothers of Mosquito Joe

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked a couple of the many dynamic mothers of Mosquito Joe to buzz in on what business ownership means to them. Women represent a growing number of new business owners and mothers are a large part of that number. Mosquito Joe is fortunate to have so many awesome women dedicated to taking control of their careers and making outside fun again. Here’s what they had to share:

 

Owners of Mosquito Joe of Northwest Houston

Kate Gould – Mosquito Joe of Northwest Houston & S. Brazos Valley

Opened 2015

The pros to owning my own business are that I don’t have to worry about early morning daycare while I grapple with rush hour traffic to make it to my office. I am my office. I can work around the kids’ schedule and this allows me the freedom to take them to school, participate in school events, and always be a phone call away if they are sick or need to come home. As we grow in size and have folks in the office managing the day to day calls, I have more freedom to participate in family activities. College and high school graduation happens for two of my kids this month, and I will be able to travel to both ceremonies without taking vacation time away from myself.

As my kids grow older, I am also able to offer them employment in the office. They have the ability to have a summer job that pays them well, where they can learn about what I do and what it takes to run a business. This, for me, is probably the greatest bonus to running my own business. My kids really get a taste of the real world and an understanding of what it takes to be successful. I’m about to watch my eldest graduate with a bachelors in entomology, and she and I often help one another with bug identification or mosquito questions.

The biggest take away for me is that I am doing far more than earning a paycheck. I’m building a business one of them might want one day, and if they don’t, I’m creating a retirement vehicle for myself that will afford me all the time I need when it comes time for grandkids. Building a future for myself and my family is something I can’t put a price on. Showing my kids that you can be a mom, be involved, grow and manage a company is pretty huge. Especially, I think, for my girls. I much prefer proving that you can do anything you set your mind to, rather than just telling my kids they can!

 

Beth Sehlhorst – Mosquito Joe of East Cincinnati

Opened 2014

Owning my own business means setting an example and letting my kids be involved in the day to day. This gives them an opportunity to celebrate successes and work through challenges with me. Flexibility in my schedule to take care of little ones and working from home is nice too.

Mosquito Joe has positive ethics and moral values and a concept that relates to giving back. The business also allows us to spend time with our family and have more of a work-life balance. Having children of our own, we saw the business opportunity would not only benefit us, but could also help other families.

Owning a franchise with Mosquito Joe provides parents the flexibility to manage their business and to manage their home without missing a step.

We truly appreciate the women of Mosquito Joe for all that they contribute to our company. For more information on how you can join the Mosquito Joe family, click here to learn more. If you’re interested in becoming a Woman of Mosquito Joe, check out our blog series highlighting these amazing, strong women running their own businesses!

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Mosquito Joe Makes Best Franchise Opportunities for 2018 List

Mosquito Joe was identified by independent franchisee satisfaction research firm Franchise Business Review as being 1 of 50 franchises to qualify for its Top Franchise List for 2018. This list is a result of surveys sent to the system that gauges franchisee satisfaction and gives performance reviews. FBR surveyed around 30,000 franchise owners, representing 334 franchise brands, to determine the Top 50 Franchises in four size classes. Mosquito Joe falls within the “Large” class size with 285 locations.

“Our Mosquito Joe business opportunity provides a simple, low-cost, seasonal business that can allow you more time to spend with your family and the freedom of working for yourself,” said Lou Schager, President of Mosquito Joe.  “Our extensive corporate support system and recurring revenue model means you can thrive as a business owner in a high-growth market.  Homeowners and businesses alike are realizing the necessity of mosquito control services, so our operators can also feel good about serving their community while making outside fun again.”

The 50 brands that made the 2018 Top Franchise List did so as a result of their franchisees rating high satisfaction within their systems. Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of 2018 Top Franchise Opportunities and check out Mosquito Joe’s Franchise Business Review Profile here.

“Melissa and I loved the branding, the business model, and the team. Everything was in place from day one and we knew there would be a need in our hometown. With Mosquito Joe, we’re making a living and changing the lives of people who could never enjoy the outside.” – Kurt and Melissa Godwin, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owners (Million Dollar Club Members) – Baltimore- Annapolis.

If you have a dream to own your own business, we can help you make that a reality. Not only can you improve your quality of life, but you can also make outside fun again for your community by becoming a Mosquito Joe franchise partner. 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, unparalleled Corporate support, and the ability to grow rapidly nationwide. There’s never been a better time to become the hero in your area and start your own Mosquito Joe franchise than right now!

If the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity sounds like the one for you, check out our Franchise Information Page and contact our franchise development team today for more information.

 

 

 

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