As you’re researching franchise opportunities, and specifically the mosquito control industry, we know there are often questions that go along with an industry with which you might not be familiar. The mosquito control industry may not even be one that you’ve considered because well, we don’t all have mosquito or pest control experience. But don’t fret, we have good news for you.
There are many benefits to the Mosquito Joe system and one of them is that you don’t need any pest control experience. When you join the Mosquito Joe family, you get all the mosquito control training you need right here at MoJo Headquarters. Pretty awesome, right? Our system offers franchisees the benefits of our established brand and the ability to start up quickly. Because you don’t have to “invent the wheel,” you can focus on your strengths and skills as an entrepreneur since we have solutions in place to recruit and service customers. (Not to mention the team we have in place with over 80 years of combined experience in business, operations and marketing.) As you start looking into a mosquito control business opportunity, some of your most frequently asked questions are also frequently asked questions from our customers. So here are a few answers to get your research started.
- What products do you use?
We use two primary products in our mosquito treatment. Our main barrier spray products use synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are the natural byproduct of the Chrysanthemum flower. Synthetic pyrethroids have a similar chemical structure as the pyrethrins, and are used in numerous commercial products such as household insecticides, pet shampoos and sprays, and even lice shampoos. The products themselves are water-based, mixed in water and will not harm plants. We also use a natural garlic spray, similar to the garlic in your kitchen but more strong and potent. We use this product around ponds, vegetable gardens, flowering shrubs and flowers, so as not to harm aquatic life and pollinators. All products are EPA approved.
- What if it rains after my yard has been treated?
As long as your yard has had adequate time to dry after the application of your treatment (approximately 30 minutes), rain should not impact the effectiveness of your mosquito control service. However, our MoJo Guarantee ensures that if you are not completely satisfied with the effectiveness of our barrier spray services, we will return to your yard to re-spray your property and ensure you are mosquito-free until your next scheduled service.
- But my city has a truck that comes around and sprays, why do homeowners need this service?
The Mosquito Joe van works a little differently than that city truck! A city mosquito truck sprays a dense fog hoping to eradicate adult mosquitoes. Their service can only reach mosquitoes in close proximity to the truck. Our technicians are trained to provide a custom treatment for each individual property or situation. They will walk your property each visit and treat it with a methodology specific to your yard.
As we said before, these questions are just a few that you’ll start to explore while you’re researching the MoJo opportunity. Owning a Mosquito Joe provides the independence of running your own business with the strong foundation of guidance and support from an established corporate office. Mosquito control is also a fast growing and emerging industry – one that will make you the neighborhood hero!
There are a couple of great reasons to join Mosquito Joe before the end of 2015, too. You can meet our fast-growing group of franchise partners at our Annual Convention in February and learn from their experience. You can also be trained and ready to showcase your new business in home shows as these typically take place early in the year and are a great way to get customers and build brand awareness. To continue your research on Mosquito Joe, visit our franchise website or contact us to learn how you can become a Mosquito Joe franchise partner in your area.