This time of year can be tricky as the weather fluctuates between warm and cool. Most parts of the country are seeing a break in humidity and heat, but may not know that mosquitos will stay active until the temperature stays below 55 degrees and some areas see mosquito activity year round. This makes vector borne disease a year round health issue and an ongoing problem.
Just last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their reports and there have been 493 cases of West Nile reported in 40 states. It seems every day there is a new headline about West Nile being diagnosed in a new area of the country. West Nile Virus is usually spread by mosquitoes and can cause serious neurological problems, so it is important to be aware of the symptoms. You can read our past blog post for more detailed information about the disease and its symptoms.
Vector borne diseases don’t stop there. Lyme Disease this year has been another illness causing major health issues, so we’ve been closely monitoring tick activity. The CDC reports that every year around 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease! In late 2014 scientists discovered a whole new tick-borne virus and we have been seeing the first cases pop up in the U.S. this year. Bourbon Virus is now on the radar as yet another disease spread by ticks.
If you’ve been considering a franchise opportunity, the mosquito control industry is growing – and it’s growing quickly. This year, we have 114 mosquito control franchise locations open across 23 states and next year is going to be even bigger. California and Texas have the highest number of West Nile cases and we’ve got available markets in each area. No matter where you live, you have a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a business that is helping in the fight against these diseases. A Mosquito Joe franchise is a high margin, seasonal business opportunity that can be run from virtually any home or office. Plus, our franchisee fee goes up on November 1, so sign before then and save $5,000. And hey, who doesn’t want to be the neighborhood hero?
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