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  • A Day in the Life of a Mosquito Joe Franchisee
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  • How Mosquito Joe Makes Outside Fun Again.
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Virginia Beach, VA-based Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers nationwide. Technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so people can enjoy being outside again. While each Mosquito Joe is an independently owned franchise that offers customers reliable and effective service from a trusted community member, it is also backed by a national network of technical expertise. For more information or franchising opportunities, visit
$95,600 - $140,000
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Make your dream of loving what you do a reality by owning your own business. Not only can you improve your quality of life but you can also make outside fun again for your community by becoming a Mosquito Joe franchise partner.

The mosquito control industry is a high growth market, and Mosquito Joe has emerged as an industry leader with strong branding, best-in-class systems, unparalleled Corporate support, and the ability to grow rapidly nationwide. We’ve entered our 7th year in the franchising industry and we’re continuing to grow at a rapid rate. There’s never been a better time to become the hero in your area and start your own Mosquito Joe franchise than right now!

Mosquito Joe was recently acquired by top home-service brand franchisor, Neighborly (formerly known as Dywer Group). Neighborly is the world’s largest parent company of 21 home service brands and nearly 3,500 franchise owners in nine countries. We’re now able to use Neighborly’s network and wealth of knowledge and experience to cross-promote with our sister brands.

Mosquito Joe provides a service that makes outside fun again for people in your community by allowing them to enjoy their yards and eliminating the worry of mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.  Mosquito control is a service that customers are picking up readily and is in very high demand. Mosquito Joe franchise partners enjoy a high quality of life due to having the ability to shut down the business over the winter (depending on your location), and can relax and make time for the things they enjoy during the offseason. The winter months are perfect for local marketing and business development efforts to recruit customers for the next season. Many grassroots marketing efforts, such as home shows, are great for getting the word out about Mosquito Joe.

Start your own home-based business with extensive training and support from an experienced, hands on Corporate Team, with a track record in building highly successful national brands that are now “household names.” Mosquito Joe offers a tremendous opportunity for those looking to build a successful and lasting business as a recognized leader in the booming 11-billion-dollar pest control industry.

  • Flourishing outdoor pest control industry driven by consumer demand to enjoy their outdoor spaces and concerns surrounding mosquito-borne illnesses
  • World-class branding and marketing makes Mosquito Joe inherently memorable
  • Low investment opportunity and a fast-start up
  • Recurring revenue model offers long-range profit potential
  • Home-based business offers personal, professional, and financial flexibility
  • Comprehensive training with ongoing support
  • Strong, long-lasting franchisee relationships and support
  • State-of-the-art customer service and back office management system
  • $6,000 discount for Veterans & Hometown Heroes, SBA Approved
  • A business you can feel good about and be proud of, centered around community and giving back

Mosquito Joe prides itself on having one of the lowest costs in the franchise industry. Actual costs vary depending on local market prices, but a typical initial franchise investment for a single territory is structured as follows:

  • Franchise fee - $35,000
  • Marketing, supplies, insurance and forms -  $40,000
  • Computer devices and software -  $4,000
  • Tools, chemicals and equipment - $5,500
  • Vehicle - $6,000
  • Additional capital - $14,000

Per FDD, approximate total investment range is $95,600 - $140,000.

Franchisees may also take advantage of various franchise discount opportunities. Mosquito Joe offers military veterans a $6,000 discount on their initial franchise fee. Discounts are also offered for former or current law enforcement and firefighters.


Executive Q&A with Mosquito Joe

Q&A With Mosquito Joe’s President, Lou Schager

What about Mosquito Joe makes it unique within its industry?

First and foremost is always our brand. Most new franchisees comment on our “look”, saying it’s what got their attention in the first place and roped them in to the character of Mosquito Joe. Our tagline is Outside is fun again and that’s always the goal for us. Your brand is your promise to your customers and we want to give the ability to spend time outside with friends and families without the annoyance of mosquitoes. Some of our other taglines such as “Stop smacking yourself in the face.” and “Tired of being the main course in your own back yard?” let customers and prospects know that our company has a relatable personality, that we understand your mosquito control needs, and that we have the expertise necessary to meet them. The second is customer service. We strive to make sure our customers have an easy and enjoyable experience no matter where they are.

What have been some of the brand's most important milestones over the past five years?

We sold our first franchise in early 2013 and ever since, we’ve been charging forward full throttle. Surpassing our goals each year has been something our team can be proud of everyday. In 2019, we've reached 323 territories in 35 states plus D.C. nationwide (recently entered California!). The ultimate milestone this year was earning a coveted spot on the 2019 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list for the third year in a row. That recognition, combined with the brand’s growing national presence, has positioned Mosquito Joe to enter 2020 positioned for even larger scale growth. Aside from the said accolades, Mosquito Joe is now a Neighborly company. Neighborly is the biggest home services brand franchisor in the world, and Mosquito Joe is expected to undergo tremendous growth with the support of Neighborly in our corner. 

What plans does the brand have in the coming years? 

Of course, we’ll continue to expand into new markets and increase our footprint. We would like to have 500 territories open by 2020 and be the largest and best outdoor pest control company in the country. In a recent analysis, we determined that we are growing 3x faster than our competitors.  There’s no doubt that 2019 is going to be another strong year for us, from both a development and educational perspective. We’re excited to grow into new territories this year, and ultimately take the Mosquito Joe brand to the next level.

What does an ideal franchisee look like?

Our ideal franchisees are passionate, driven and want to make a difference in their communities. You don’t need any experience in pest control, just the ambition and desire to serve customers and lead employees.

Why is Mosquito Joe a good investment? 

The Mosquito Joe business model makes an ideal investment for anyone looking to become his or her own boss with the added benefit of an experienced corporate office supporting you every step of the way. Other benefits include:

  • Low investment that can initially be operated from the home, thus keeping expenses low which drives to a low breakeven.
  • It is seasonal in most markets, which allows for time to take a break and plan for the upcoming season.
  • It’s still an emerging segment in the pest control industry and growing fast as the public’s awareness of mosquito borne diseases like West Nile and Zika become better know.  
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