Join Mosquito Joe By the End of October and SAVE!

Mosquito Joe is experiencing amazing growth, providing mosquito control services for neighborhoods across the country and bringing relief from pesky bugs like mosquitoes, fleas and ticks.  This year, we have 234 mosquito control franchise locations open across 32 states, and we couldn’t be more excited about what the next year will bring. If you’ve been thinking about a new business opportunity, we hope the next year includes you. And if you join before November 1st, you can save $5,000 on our already low franchise fee!

The mosquito control industry is an emerging, high growth market experiencing widespread acceptance as a service homeowners and businesses value and desire. Mosquito populations are thriving, and news about mosquito borne illnesses like Zika and West Nile have only increased awareness about these dangerous pests and control services like ours that protect against them. A Mosquito Joe franchise is a high margin, seasonal business opportunity that can be run from virtually any home or office.  While it’s a great stand-alone opportunity, it also nicely complements an existing business.

David Scully, a Mosquito Joe franchise owner in Charleston, South Carolina explains why he chose an opportunity to join the MoJo team: “I consider Mosquito Joe to be more of a ‘quality of life’ business; not just a mosquito control company. I like the recurring revenue model and the people behind the brand made it an easy decision.”

Top Reasons to Join Mosquito Joe Before the End of 2017:

  • Meet our fast-growing group of franchise partners at our Annual Convention in January and learn from their experiences.
  • Be trained and ready to roll out your business in the spring of 2018 by attending Mosquito Joe University at the company’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Save $5,000 if you sign by the end of October – our one-time franchise fee will increase from $25,000 to $30,000 effective November 1, 2017.

This is definitely an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. And who doesn’t want to be the neighborhood hero? Take the first step by giving us a call today at 855-564-6563 or by filling out our online information request form.

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Importance of Blogging for Small Business

Blogging for your small business may seem like a tedious and insurmountable task, especially if you aren’t the writing type. But it’s actually an inexpensive and easy effort with multiple benefits that can make a large difference in the success of your business. Most importantly, it can be fun! Many business owners stay away from blogging because they don’t see how they can possibly write about their industry every week for the forseeable future. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it shouldn’t be that way because readers won’t tune it to a blog that posts the same content week after week. Take it from a mosquito control company, you gotta mix it up! 

Blogging is an opportunity to let readers inside your world and let them get to know your business. Post about fun events in your community, relevant stories to your industry, tips and tricks that readers can use, employee highlights, etc. Above everything else, the only way to build a successful blog is to make it part of your routine. Once blogging is treated like any other daily task, it will be second nature for your business. Here are a few reasons to start blogging if you haven’t already or to keep it up if you have:

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The more applicable content you have on your website, the more legitimate your website appears to search engines such as Google and Bing. Including keywords and terms relevant to your business in your blogs 

Increased Online Exposure

Blogging will provide you with more content to post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Seeing your snippets of your blog posts on social media will prompt your followers to read the full article, share with their followers, and expand your overall reach.

Leadership Establishment

Regardless of the size of your business, posting blogs is a way to establish your expertise in the field. Your blog can become a go-to resource for the people who are aware of your expert information, and you will be viewed as authority in the eyes of others.

Stronger Relationships with Customers

If you choose to enable this feature, visitors and readers can comment on your blog posts, which you gives you another outlet to interact with potential customers. This can also help familiarize you with your target audience and the type of information they want from you, fueling future blog articles. Also, having the ability to personally respond to comments builds an authentic connection between you and your audience.

More Relatable = More Interesting

Sometimes, it’s hard to envision faces behind company websites. Blogging allows you to write about fun and lighthearted topics, highlight stand-out employees, make readers laugh, and use your own unique and conversational tone-of-voice. This will engage readers genuinely and veritably, reminding them that your business is not run by robots. You are human beings just like your readers. Keeping this in mind while writing is the key to keeping people entertained.

Utilization of Experience

Displaying poor writing skills on your website is a great way to send your readers running. Whether your business is large or small, find the person on your team who knows how to write properly and bring them on board before embarking on the blog journey. Tasking your writers with blog assignments will reflect well on your business as a whole and the bloggers individually. Allowing employees to blog under their names will emphasize their value and remind them of their importance on the team.


Blogging is not easy for a lot of business owners. It takes creativity, organization, and time to develop and maintain a quality blog. But the benefits it can reap for your business are certainly worth the effort. Aside from establishing yourself as a local expert in your field, a blog can help personalize and present a different side to your business than other marketing initiatives might. Feel free to check out our consumer and franchise development blogs to see how a mosquito control company makes it work week after week.

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Buzz Franchise Brands Makes Inc. 500 List

Inc. Magazine recently ranked our parent company, Buzz Franchise Brands, on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Buzz Franchise Brands is recognized among other industry giants within the American economy such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many others who gained their national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. This is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

“We are thrilled to once again be recognized on this prestigious list,” said Buzz Franchise Brands CEO Kevin Wilson. “This is a true testament to the team we’ve built since we began franchising in 2012, and we are extremely passionate about our growing brands. Being honored by Inc. Magazine means bigger and better things are on the horizon as we look toward the future.”

Since its founding in 2012, Buzz Franchise Brands has launched two successful concepts, Mosquito Joe and Pool Scouts, with a third, Home Clean Heroes, expected to launch its franchise offering in 2018. By keeping franchise costs and fees affordable, reporting impressive growth and offering a strong support system, the company has continued to prove its financial strength and stability in the service industry.

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford President Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

Methodology

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

Buzz Franchise Brands

Founded in 2012, Buzz Franchise Brands is a fast-growing multi-brand franchising company that builds companies that get people talking. With a primary focus on providing quality services to the home, Buzz Franchise Brands includes leading mosquito control company Mosquito Joe and pool cleaning service provider Pool Scouts, as well as newly launched house cleaning company Home Clean Heroes. In five short years, Buzz Franchise Brands has grown from an office of five people to over thirty, from one company truck to over 500, and from one corporate location to 235 franchise locations open across 32 states, with another 75 under development. For more information about Buzz Franchise Brands, visit www.buzzfranchisebrands.com.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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The Mosquito Joe Million Dollar Club: Brad and Stephanie Simon

2016 was a big year for Mosquito Joe for many reasons. Aside from growing national recognition and establishing ourselves as a leader in the mosquito control industry, it was the first year that some of our franchise owners made $1 million dollars or more in gross revenue!  As we like to say, they joined The Million Dollar Club. This was not only a big milestone for the Mosquito Joe franchise as a whole, but it was a tremendous victory for these business owners and the hard work they put in each and every day. Reaching the million dollar mark is a tremendous achievement, one that will hopefully propel them to greater heights.

Mosquito Joe Million Dollar Club

We could talk all day about what it takes to join this club, but who better to describe their journeys than the members themselves? Our newest blog series The Mosquito Joe Million Dollar Club visits with different franchise owners to talk about their franchising story. This week, we talked with Brad and Stephanie Simon, Owners of Mosquito Joe of Arkansas. Brad and Stephanie were some of our first franchise partners, joining Mosquito Joe in 2013. They currently own 5 territories and are going into their second year as members of The Million Dollar Club. Check out our conversation with them below!

Why did you start looking into franchising, and why did you ultimately choose Mosquito Joe?

We looked at franchising because we had the desire to own and manage our own business but had no prior business ownership experience. The majority of new businesses fail within a very short period of time, so we did not want to take the risk of starting from scratch and figuring out everything on our own. We knew that buying into a proven system with a corporate support team and team of franchisee peers would greatly increase our chances of success.

Ultimately, we chose Mosquito Joe because we had never heard of mosquito control services in our area. It was a need that was not being fulfilled by anybody else in our market, so the business opportunity was there. Even though we had never heard of Mosquito Joe, there was a very strong brand image that kept grabbing our attention as we researched potential franchises. If we were attracted to the Mosquito Joe brand in our search, then we knew it would create a memorable impression for our potential customers.

Mosquito Joe Million Dollar Club

What do you enjoy most about being a franchise owner?

We always had separate careers. Brad was in business analytics, and Stephanie was in the medical field. Being franchise owners has allowed us to build something together with the same goals – something we had never done before. It has allowed us to spend more time together as a family and develop many new friendships with other franchisees across the country. Additionally, we have seen the impact our business has on our employees. Helping provide a paycheck for our employees and helping them start or grow their career is extremely rewarding.

Who are the primary employees in your business and how do they contribute to your success?

Our employees are the key to our business’ success and always will be. As we have grown, we have given more and more responsibility to our employees and observe their behavior to see who steps up as our leaders. We have created new roles for the key employees as they demonstrate such leadership qualities and competency at the job. We now have an Office Manager that oversees all customer communications including new customer sales, invoicing, and general customer service. We also have a Lead Technician for each office location. All technicians report to the Lead Technician, and the Lead Technician is responsible for his territory’s routing, equipment maintenance, and technician scheduling. As we have grown, we are also adding a Field Manager that all Lead Technicians report to. The Field Manager is responsible for overseeing all field operations to ensure all of our territories are operating under the same standards. Each role is unique and none is more important than the other.

Describe your current business operation: how many employees, how many trucks, how many territories?

We operate 5 territories over a very large land area. Even though all 5 of our territories border each other, there is more than 4 hours of drive time and more than 300 miles from one end to the other. To manage these proximity challenges we have 3 “satellite” offices/warehouses separate from our main office in which technicians report to, supplies are stored, and trucks are stored. We currently have 25 employees and 13 trucks spread across our 5 territories.

What is one piece of advice you would offer to first year Mosquito Joe franchisees?

The one piece of advice we give new franchisees is to follow the system. Any successful business will take time to build a solid foundation. There is no need to buy in to a franchise system and then try and reinvent the wheel. Franchises are successful because there is a proven system in place. If you follow the system, then your chances of success are very good. Straying from the system will likely lead to frustration and prolong your business’ development.

What is one piece of advice you would offer to someone just beginning their search for a franchise opportunity?

Mosquito Joe Million Dollar Club

Someone beginning their franchise search needs to first consider their goals and expectations. What do you want to accomplish with your business, and are those expectations realistic for the franchise opportunity you are considering? Not all opportunities are the right opportunity. It’s tempting to get caught up in what appears to be a great opportunity, but it is critical to consider if the franchise opportunity can fulfill your goals.

How did you feel becoming a member of the Million Dollar Club?

Becoming a member of the Million Dollar Club was very exciting, but in no way do we want to view it as the finish line. We view the Million Dollar Club as a milestone toward our long-term goals. It is very exciting to see our business’ projections on paper become a reality, and it encourages us to push ourselves to the next level.

Where do you see your Mosquito Joe business in the next 2-3 years?

In 2-3 years we hope to see our business as one of the more respected companies in the areas we operate in. We hope to be consistently running revenues in the multi-million dollar level, create new positions of leadership for key employees, and be the employer of choice in our area providing excellent pay and full benefits. On a personal level, in 2-3 years we would like to see our business operating in a routine that allows us to have minimal involvement in the day-to-day operations of the business and be more involved in local volunteer and charity causes that we have a passion for.

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Beat the Bloodsuckers: Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2017

As you can imagine for an outdoor mosquito control company, summer is a very busy time around our office. However, for one week each year we take some time to step back and really focus on the reason we do what we do: the importance of mosquito control and educating the public.

This year National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (MCAW) was June 25-July 1. MCAW is a time to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in daily life and the important services provided by mosquito control workers. Mosquito Control Awareness Week is close to our hearts here at Mosquito Joe for obvious reasons.

Our franchisees spend a lot of time out in their local communities, spreading awareness of the importance of mosquito control and the services Mosquito Joe provides. Not only are these bugs a nuisance that can ruin your summer fun, but they pose serious health risks such as Zika, West Nile, and EEE. While we work all year long towards these efforts, a designated week such as this really shines the spotlight on professional mosquito control and why we need it.

Giving Back

By far, the biggest part of the week, and the one we most look forward to, is giving back as a company. For the fifth year, Mosquito Joe locations across the country partnered with local blood donation centers for our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign. For every new customer that signed up for mosquito control services during Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we donated 10% of the sale to those local blood banks.

This year we also offered a new partnership with Nothing But Nets alongside our traditional local blood bank partnerships. Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $45 million, delivering more than 7 million bed nets to protect families in Sub-Saharan Africa from malaria. A mosquito net sent to someone in need is $10, so for each new customer who signed up during Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we contributed $10 to represent a net.

Our franchise owners were able to choose whether their philanthropic efforts that week went towards a local blood bank or to Nothing But Nets. This year we had the privilege of partnering with twenty two blood banks across the country. This money will go towards the amazing work these organizations do in saving lives and emergency assistance. Because of our new customers, we were also able to donate over $6,353 in just one week to local blood centers. Franchisees who partnered with Nothing But Nets donated $13,774 to the organization, supplying 1,377 life-saving nets to those in need.

Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2017

Mosquito Joe Spreading the News

Our franchisees did an amazing job spreading our message in their communities during Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Between news articles and TV segments, the amount of people who received mosquito control information from Mosquito Joe was impressive. Check some of them out here:

We’re so grateful to everyone that made our 2017 Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign the best yet and a giant highlight for us as a company this year. Mosquito Joe has also partnered with Nothing But Nets in an ongoing campaign called MoJo Bites Back. Through the generosity of our customers, co-workers, family, and friends, we have donated over $25,000 to this amazing organization. This is a combination of our ongoing MoJo Bites Back campaign and our week-long Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign. If you would like to donate to Nothing But Nets, please visit our campaign page. It only takes $10 to donate a net!

Thanks to our participating franchisees, each blood bank that we partnered with, Nothing But Nets, and our AMAZING customers that helped make this year’s Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign the huge success that it was.

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Women of MoJo: Anne Johnson

If there is one thing we’ve learned, it’s that there are many misconceptions about women in the pest control industry. So while we could write a blog post about why women are a good fit for Mosquito Joe, we thought there were a few people who could do a better job. In our blog series, Women of MoJo, we highlight the incredible women that are a part of the MoJo family and why it is no longer a man’s world!

This month we’re introducing you to one of our newest franchisees, Anne Johnson.  Anne is the Owner of Mosquito Joe of the Sandhills, servicing Fayetteville, NC and the surrounding areas. She decided to purchase her own MoJo franchise after working as an office manager at another location. I guess you could say she caught the bug for franchising! Check out our talk with Anne below.

What motivated you to get involved in Mosquito Joe?

The motivation came from my daughter, Julie Green, who just happens to work at the corporate office. She called me one day after I had just resigned from my corporate job with plans to semi-retire and asked me if I would be interested in working for one of the Mosquito Joe franchisees who had an office manager opening. She told me I could work remotely which has always been appealing to me as I have been able to work from home for most of my career. This gave me the opportunity to see just how happy customers were with the products and service. I also saw how happy my daughter was and how the company nurtured her growth and expanded her career path and that made me think about possibly purchasing my own franchise. After discussion with my husband and stepson, we realized that the Sandhills area of North Carolina was available – which is where we live. My stepson, Jonathan Johnson, and I purchased the franchise in 2016 and opened for business in April of 2017.

How would you describe the Mosquito Joe community?

The startup of a Mosquito Joe franchise is absolutely the best. You are provided with all the tools and information you need so that you can focus on building your business. All aspects of what they promise you as a franchisee are more than fulfilled, from business coaching to the latest and greatest in marketing – the corporate team does a tremendous job. Also, other franchisees across the country are available to answer questions and assist you in any way. Our customers are the most appreciative I have ever had the opportunity to service throughout my career. All the support provided by corporate and other franchisees keeps me free to make sure that we provide the best customer service to our customers.

Why is a Mosquito Joe business a good fit for women?

Mosquito Joe allows women the ability to balance their work and home life. As a grandmother, I have babysat for my grandchildren while routing vans for the next workday. My grandson even has a makeshift office for himself when he comes to spend the week during the summer. He is already learning how to answer the phone. One of the happiest moments last summer was when I heard him walk down the hall with his play phone. I heard him say “Mosquito Joe. How can I help you?” The system is set up to work with you in maintaining a life balance and not against you. 

There are often misconceptions around the pest control industry and in particular with women working in that industry (that it’s dirty, etc.); what are your thoughts on those?

The neat and clean appearance of our technicians each day removes any ideas that this is a “dirty” industry for men or women. The bug itself may present itself as “dirty” but honestly, everything about our operation is clean and pristine – from the clean appearance of our technicians, to inside and outside of our vans. 

What do you find most empowering about your job?

I love that I have direct interaction with our customers and our technicians. I enjoy the multi-tasking that takes place every day in order to own and operate your own business. All of this keeps me stimulated and motivated. As an entrepreneur, I understand that I have total control of the success of my company – and that alone empowers me every day to provide the best customer service possible.


We’re so proud Anne and her family are a part of the Mosquito Joe family. If you would like more information about Mosquito Joe of the Sandhills and their mosquito treatment services in North Carolina, be sure to check out their website and read more about what they offer. And if you’re interested in the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. You could be the next Woman of Mosquito Joe!

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Professional Development in Franchising

Depending on your current work environment, the term “professional development” may be something of a myth. Allowing employees the opportunity to further their skill sets is something many companies strive to provide but often come up short in doing. This is unfortunate because professional development can not only improve the efficiency of the workplace, but it can give employees confidence and innovation in their own work.

This is particularly important in the franchise industry where there is constant change, constant competition, and so many ways of doing the same thing. Whether it’s attending a conference, taking an online course, or going to a networking lunch, professional development is important to pursue as an employer and an employee to make sure you and your company are always on top of your game. As an example, here are a few reasons why attending industry conferences can be beneficial to you:

  1. Learn about your industry. It’s easy to think you know everything there is to know about your industry. You work in it every day, it’s all you think about! But attending conferences can expose you to knowledge and resources you may not have discovered before. It can also open you up to outside perspectives that can offer a fresh take on your business.
  2. Networking. Meeting other professionals in your own and ancillary industries can re-inject you with new ideas to bring back to the workplace. It also helps to know fellow professionals you can ask for future advice on the job.
  3. Learn from the Best. One of the ways the host(s) of the conference will attract attendees is by having one or more keynote speakers and panelists address the audience throughout the event. These speakers have spent years gathering expertise in your industry, which means they have something important to say, and it would bode you well to listen.
  4. Resources. Oftentimes, conferences will share the powerpoint presentations with attendees after the event, meaning you have material to bring back to work and share with your colleagues. This is on top of all the notes and observations of your own.

Recently, our Vice President of Marketing, Angela Paules, traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend the Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference, and it was a huge success! Angela was able to network with other franchise professionals, soak up marketing ideas from other franchise systems, and even share her own knowledge as a panelist in a marketing session.

Mosquito Joe highly values professional development, which is why the company encourages all corporate employees to explore opportunities in their field. These include quarterly Lunch and Learns, industry conferences, support through the Certified Franchise Executive course (CFE), and more! Benefits like this not only contribute to our employees’ professional journeys, but they also help us support our franchise partners and create a better system for everyone.

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Lead the Pack with a Mosquito Joe Franchise in Wisconsin!

Why is Mosquito Joe a great franchise opportunity?

There are quite a few things that set Wisconsin apart from the other 49 states of America. Known as “America’s Dairyland,” Wisconsin is one of the leading dairy producers in the U.S., especially famous for its cheese. But it doesn’t stop there. With 496 miles of national recreational trails, 635 rock climbing routes, 47 state parks and 4 national parks, 368 campground locations, and multiple lakes and rivers, Wisconsin is high on the list of outdoor enthusiast’s favorite places to live. These are just some of the reasons Wisconsin has major potential to become the home of Mosquito Joe’s next franchise location.

If you’re looking for a franchise opportunity in Wisconsin and need some additional convincing to join the Mosquito Joe family, we’ve got you covered! Check out these reasons why Wisconsin 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 guarantees the need for mosquito control.
  • Major markets like Green Bay and Madison attract exactly our type of target demographic; single family homeowners, families, parents, pet-owners, and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • These cities also have 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 bitten.
  • 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 the franchisees.
  • 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 will meet the corporate staff, you will 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 Wisconsin 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!

Become a member of Mosquito Joe and make outside fun again!

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Mosquito Joe’s Parent Company Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces

2017 has proven to be a groundbreaking year for Mosquito Joe. Not only has our franchise system grown tremendously over the past four years, but the Corporate team supporting that system has grown as well and is now gaining national attention for its accomplishments. We are thrilled to announce that Mosquito Joe’s parent company, Buzz Franchise Brands, has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017. This ranking identifies the top companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Buzz Franchise Brands was listed as one of the top 50 of just over 200 distinguished companies to be recognized.

Buzz Franchise Brands

Since its founding in 2012, Buzz Franchise Brands has ensured that the office is a place where its team wants to come to work and enjoys days spent with others on the team. Brand leaders emphasize the importance of relying on each employee’s unique strengths to contribute to the company’s overall vision. In four short years, the brand has grown from an office of five people to over thirty and from one corporate location to 235 franchise locations open across 32 states, with another 60 under development.

Inc.’s Best Workplaces Award

What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. Magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks – it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor, and leadership that makes the two work together.

“We are honored to be included on the list of Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work. Our employees are the cornerstone of our culture and we strive to maintain an environment that attracts top talent,” said Buzz Franchise Brands CEO Kevin Wilson. “By keeping the creative juices flowing throughout our office’s open floor plan and establishing meaningful relationships that branch from our corporate team to our franchisees and their customers, we are proud to know that we are continuing to move in the right direction.”

The 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have a minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

“By introducing an employee survey into this year’s Best Workplaces selection process, we’ve really raised the bar. Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves,” says Eric Schurenberg, Inc.’s President and Editor in Chief.

Aside from this most recent recognition, Mosquito Joe has received a number of accolades in 2017 including a coveted ranking on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, Top 200 Franchises of 2017 by Franchise Business Review and the top spot on Franchise Gator’s list of the New Year’s Fastest Growing Franchises.


We want to thank our leadership team for having the vision and drive to create our award-winning work environment; our Corporate staff for dedication not only to their work but to continual success of our company; and our franchisees who are the cornerstone of our success and the reason we come to work every day!

Check out this short video about Buzz Franchise Brands’ Core Values to better understand what we’re all about!

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Why Interns Can Be Great For Small Business Owners

The idea of an internship can often be ambiguous. You might be envisioning Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson goofing off at the Google offices. Or you might be thinking of young college students getting coffee for other staffers, running errands, and hopefully doing some meaningful work to add to their experience. When utilized properly, interns can be extremely beneficial, especially for small business owners. An intern can bring fresh ideas to the company at low cost, and you get an opportunity to help someone else learn how to be a great employee.

Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind if you decide that an intern would be a great asset to your team.

Make a clear job description (and stick to it) 

Nothing will frustrate the both of you more than having someone show up to your office every day without a clear plan of what needs to be accomplished. Your intern is also probably required to submit this description to an advisor at school, so this should be something you complete after you’ve both officially agreed on the internship. Make sure it is complete with daily tasks, long term projects, and any skill sets to learn or polish while working with you and your team.

Performance management is a must.

Have a performance management plan that you and the intern jointly fill out at the beginning, middle, and end of the internship period. That way you can keep a record of the intern’s goals and their completion. In addition to all the small administrative tasks that you might assign to your interns throughout their time, you should always give them at least one long-term project that they will own. Keep in mind this shouldn’t be a project critical to the success of your business. It could be a marketing campaign, a video project, a small part of your website you want to build out, or any number of other meaningful projects that can be planned and executed in a short timeframe. Assigning interns at least one large project gives them something to work on during their downtime when you might be too busy to assign them a smaller task.  It also motivates them to have something meaningful they can put on their resume.

Give real projects.

One point of an internship is to teach a young adult how the business world operates. Keep in mind they often have little to no experience. There are several ways to get around the learning curve quickly. Have your intern listen in on a sales call. Let he or she do a first draft of a project proposal. Introduce he or she to clients as, “This is Jane. She’s doing an internship with us this summer. She’s a student at XYZ State University, and we’re thrilled to have her.” This way, your clients know the intern’s role upfront and can manage expectations accordingly.

If you are just having your intern clean the office or sort out the filing cabinet, that’s a summer admin job. This is also valuable (and a position like that might be essential to your team), but is not an internship. The real projects are the items that are going to give your intern confidence, build their skill sets, and leave them feeling invested in your company!

Give feedback (and lots of it). 

College students are used to homework assignments, papers, and tests that regularly tell them how they are doing in great detail from their professors. Simply saying, “Good job!” isn’t going to have the same effect with them as it might with more experienced colleagues. Tell your intern precisely what was you thought he or she accomplished well and what could be improved.


Within the next couple of weeks, we are thrilled to welcome our first summer interns to Mosquito Joe! They will be concentrated in the marketing field and will assist our full-time staff in the areas of graphic design, digital marketing, research and strategy, and more! Our internship program is designed to support our companies growing success throughout the busiest time of year while also providing local college students with opportunities to explore various career paths and gain experience to carry forward in the professional world.

If you are interested in learning more about Mosquito Joe as a franchise or even becoming a franchise owner yourself, please visit our Franchise Information Page and call us today!

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