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South Florida Business Journal: Miami Residents Turn to Mosquito Joe to Fight Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Yoel Gutierrez, Mosquito Joe's franchisee in Miami, is fielding 50 calls a day from consumers concerned about Zika.

By Andy Sroka1851 Contributor
SPONSORED 5:17PM 08/03/16
Amidst the Miami Zika outbreak, businesses like Mosquito Joe are stepping up to help locals achieve a greater peace of mind with mosquito-borne illness fears looming.

“People have options, instead of waiting for the county to maybe possibly spray and maybe possibly stop by their house,” said Yoel Gutierrez, co-owner of Mosquito Joe in South Miami.

Typically, Gutierrez services the 50 calls he gets a week in the area. Since Wynwood was announced as the Zika capital of the country, Gutierrez is working to cater to the 50 calls he's getting a day.

“I was up at 3 a.m., my mind is jelly,” said Gutierrez, who typically manages a team of six but has recently hired part-time help to meet the surge in demand.

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