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Franchise Deep Dive: Mosquito Joe's Franchise Costs, Fees, Profit and Data

This flea, tick and mosquito franchise was founded by four friends who wanted to spend more time in their backyard.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
11:11AM 05/03/23

LAST UPDATED: March 15, 2023
REPORTED COST TO GET IN: $109,700-148,700
REPORTED ROI (Item 19):  $25,901-$1,460,894 

Mosquito Joe* was founded in 2009 by friends Thomas MintonMichael Burnette, John Mason and Clay Winn in Norfolk, Virginia. They were all having problems with mosquitos in their backyards and teamed up to find a safe solution to get rid of them. The Virginia Beach-based mosquito, tick and flea home-service brand treats residential and commercial locations. Technicians are highly trained and dedicated to ensuring customers love being outside again. 

In 2018, Mosquito Joe was acquired by Neighborly, one of the largest parent companies of home service brands. Neighborly has brands such as Molly Maid, Mr. Rooter and Five Star Painting in its portfolio. 

How Many Mosquito Joe Locations Are There?

There are over 100 Mosquito Joe locations in the United States. 

What Is the Mosquito Joe Business Model?

Mosquito Joe is a flexible and seasonal business model. According to Franchise Gator, some locations can completely close for the winter, depending on your location. Winter is the time for business development and expansion. 

How Much Can Mosquito Joe’s Franchise Owners Make?

According to Franchise Chatter, Mosquito Joe franchise locations earned $25,901-$1,460,894 in 2021. 

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Mosquito Joe?

The initial investment for Mosquito Joe is $109,700–$148,700. Startup costs are determined on a case-by-case basis. If you’re starting from scratch, costs will be different than if you are rebranding your business. There are also different financing options available if needed. 

Initial Franchise Fee: $42,500
Initial Investment: $109,700–$148,700
Net Worth Requirement: $250,000
Cash Requirement: $50,000
Veteran Incentives: 15% off the franchise fee
Royalty Fee: 10%
Ad Royalty Fee: 2%

What Is the Franchise Fee for Mosquito Joe?

The franchise fee for Mosquito Joe is $42,500.

Who Is the Leadership of Mosquito Joe?

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