Mosquito Joe Ranked First in Category on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500 List
Mosquito Joe Ranked First in Category on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500 List

The leading pest control brand took the 26th spot on the publication’s annual list of the top 500 franchises.

For nearly a decade, Mosquito Joe has been raising the bar in the pest control industry. Its unrivaled services make outside fun again—the brand’s thorough sprays and tailored yard treatments create a strong barrier between families and mosquitoes. That’s why it’s no surprise that consumers across the country are increasingly relying on Mosquito Joe to rid their yards of pests. Especially as mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile and the Zika virus continue to pose a threat, demand for the brand’s services is at an all-time high. But that rise in demand isn’t limited to consumers—Mosquito Joe’s franchise opportunity is also growing at record-breaking rates. And now, the franchising industry is taking note.

Mosquito Joe has been ranked number one in category and number 26 overall on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500 list. The brand earned that spot through a combination of its affordable costs and fees, impressive size and growth, strong support, promising brand strength and financial strength and stability. After receiving nearly 1,000 applications, Entrepreneur recognized that Mosquito Joe’s franchise opportunity stood out as one of the best for the year ahead, especially in the maintenance services segment.

“We’re incredibly excited and honored to be ranked so highly on Entrepreneur’s coveted Franchise 500 list. As a corporate team, we’re constantly working to improve our systems for our franchisees, so it’s great to see that hard work being recognized,” said Kevin Wilson, Mosquito Joe’s CEO. “We’re going to use this ranking as a strong jumping off point for the new year—Mosquito Joe will build on the momentum Entrepreneur’s ranking gives us by continuing to welcome top tier franchisees into our system in communities across the country.”

Entrepreneur isn’t the only industry publication recognizing Mosquito Joe’s strong potential for growth in 2017. The brand’s franchise opportunity also earned the top spot on Franchise Gator’s list of the new year’s fastest growing franchises. Not only does the number one ranking signal that Mosquito Joe is experiencing rapid expansion, it also shows that the brand offers a more affordable investment for aspiring business owners.

Franchisees who sign on to develop the Mosquito Joe brand can expect their start-up costs to range from $69,600 to $122,500. They can also expect to launch their business with the backing of a proven and nationally recognized franchise system—Mosquito Joe’s corporate staff and network of franchisees all work together to help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. And with around 170 units already successfully operating, it’s clear that the brand’s system is working.

“Our goal for 2017 is to continue working with top quality franchisee candidates. The passionate and dedicated local owners currently operating in our system are ultimately the reason we received such high ratings from Entrepreneur and Franchise Gator. That’s a trend we want to continue,” said Angela Paules, Vice President of Marketing at Mosquito Joe. “We’re looking forward to expanding our footprint and growing in new territories throughout the new year.”

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