For the sixth consecutive year, Mosquito Squad, the mosquito and tick eliminator, as been named one of America’s Fast Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine.
With a mission to rid the United States of disease-bearing mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus, Mosquito Squad continues its rapid growth with more 200 franchise locations nationwide, allowing Americans to enjoy their backyards, outdoor living areas, green spaces and outdoor entertaining.
Source: Inc. Magazine
The holiday season and end of the year is the best time to reflect on what’s passed and be thankful for what you have. At Mosquito Squad, we’re so happy to be named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2015 list of top franchise concepts and want to thank all those who helped us get here.
Mosquito Squad is the only pest control franchise named to this year’s list and our spot is due to both our clients and our franchisees. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you.
With nine years of mosquito and tick elimination under our belt and 90,000 yards protected, we’re so appreciative of where the business is. With over 160 locations across the U.S. we’re excited to finally be opening locations in Florida and Arkansas in 2015. As our president and founder of Mosquito Squad, Scott Zide, explains: “our ‘Squad’ concept has resonated with consumers and homeowners throughout North America who want to take a proactive stance against the nuisance and diseases that both mosquitoes and ticks bring.”
Again, thank you to all of our clients and franchisees for helping us grow the Mosquito Squad name.
If you are unfamiliar with Mosquito Squad, we’re America’s leading tick and mosquito elimination company. We protect families with our effective yard treatments. Our traditional barrier spray treatment is applied to the areas of the property where mosquitoes are known to feed and live, including around and in bushes and high grasses. The spray will eliminate mosquitoes on contact and provides continuous protection for up to 21 days.
For our tick control service, we combine our barrier spray and tick tube treatments. While the spray eliminates adult ticks on contact, the tick tubes help with nymph ticks before they bite you. Tubes that are filled with treated cotton are placed along fences and foundations and other areas where mice may pass. Most ticks get their first blood meal from mice. The mice take the cotton back to their nests for bedding material and the pesticide that’s on the cotton eliminates the ticks.
If you have questions or want to be more proactive with your mosquito and tick control in 2015, please contact your local Mosquito Squad office.
And because it’s the season; Happy Holidays from all of us at Mosquito Squad:
At Mosquito Squad, we pride ourselves on being more than just a tick and mosquito control company; we are a company that cares about our local and global communities. Next week we are celebrating two special days for Mosquito Squad: World Malaria Day and Mosquito Squad Service Day.
Mosquitoes, as many of you know, are the deadliest animal on the planet, killing millions of people every year! How do they do it? They transmit diseases including malaria, West Nile, Encephalitis and Dengue fever through their bite. The most serious and deadly illness they transmit is malaria. Malaria kills a child in Africa every minute. Every minute! The worst part? It is both a preventable and treatable disease. Many people don’t realize that malaria was a serious issue in the United States in the 1950s until it was eradicated, yet the epidemic continues in other parts of the world.
While Mosquito Squad fights mosquito-borne disease domestically with our mosquito control options for the yard, we help fight malaria internationally through our support of Malaria No More. Malaria No More has made huge strides in fighting this deadly disease in Africa by providing protective bed nets, malaria tests and malaria treatment. While malaria deaths in Africa are down 33% since they started, we have a long way to go to reach their goal of ending malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.
Next Thursday, April 25th, is World Malaria Day. On this day, we ask our clients and supporters to help fight malaria by making a donation to Malaria No More through SwatMalaria.net. Any amount will help to save the lives of children in Africa.
The day after World Malaria Day is Mosquito Squad Service Day where our franchisees are committed to giving back to their local communities. From planting trees or picking up a public park, our franchisees are donating their time. Here in Richmond, our corporate support team is teaming up with Mosquito Squad of North Richmond and Mosquito Squad of South Richmond to plant trees on a city block. I’ll be sharing pictures and details of the day after the event. Who knows, Dread Skeeter may even make an appearance!
Every day, we at Mosquito Squad are lucky enough to protect our clients’ properties from annoying and dangerous ticks and mosquitoes. Our mosquito control services are effective in enhancing the outdoor living experience on a property. We are thrilled to provide our service, but we are happy to give back too.
If you are interested in learning more about Mosquito Squad, our services or our partnership with Malaria No More, please contact your local Squad.
Last week brought the majority of our Mosquito Squad owners all under one roof. The Outdoor Living Brands annual meeting took place in Charleston, South Carolina and included two and half days of meetings on everything from sales and marketing to technology and business management.
The energy in the Mosquito Squad room was great and truly solidified that it is much more than a mosquito control company. The local owners are so passionate about what they do and want to be different than other companies out there. And they are different!
Customer service has always driven the Mosquito Squad system. Not only do we want to rid our clients’ yards of mosquitoes, but we want to do it promptly and professionally. Mosquito Squad owners from all over country shared how they go above and beyond the expected and make it exceptional. Our clients were the centerpiece of the meeting: “how can we improve their experience with our brand?” From peer panels and group discussions, it was all about our clients.
Another part of the annual meeting that stood out to me centered around our partnership with Malaria No More. Malaria No More, if you aren’t aware, is a GREAT organization whose goal is to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. When they started their mission, a child died in Africa from malaria every thirty seconds. Now, it has cut in half down to a minute, but there is still a ton of work to be done. At the annual meeting, our franchisees discussed how they can do more. They understand the importance of giving back, both locally and internationally.
When you are considering working with a professional mosquito control company, I hope you consider the wonderful owners I have the pleasure of working with everyday. They are passionate about providing their clients with outdoor living spaces they can truly enjoy.
As some people search for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to give their loved ones, or plan for the upcoming Presidents Day weekend, we at Mosquito Squad are gearing up for the Spring and the mosquitoes that come with it.
Our goal every season is to provide our clients with as much outdoor enjoyment without the annoyance of mosquitoes as we can. But that takes planning in advance. All of our Mosquito Squad franchisees use the winter months to get all parts of the business in order so they can provide the best mosquito control possible in the Spring. Trucks are services, equipment is inspected, and applicators are modeling?
Yup. In 2012, your local Mosquito Squad applicators may look a little different. This year, they will all be sporting the Mosquito Squad uniform of a green dry-fit shirt (as pictured to the right) and khaki pants. We feel it is important for our mosquito control applicators not only be comfortable, but look approachable to our clients and their neighbors.
As our franchisees organize and plan for the upcoming mosquito season, start asking yourself how you would use your outdoor living spaces if they were free of mosquitoes. Would you host more outdoor dinner parties? Are there games your kids would enjoy playing in the backyard? Signing up with Mosquito Squad’s season-long barrier spray now will mean that you don’t have to worry about annoying bites this Spring or Summer. We will let you know when we are coming to spray your yard and you get to sit back and enjoy.
If you are interested in learning more about our mosquito control options, please visit MosquitoSquad.com or contact your local Mosquito Squad franchise.
We are happy to announce that Mosquito Squad was named a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute and FranSurvey! We recently asked the Franchise Research Institute to survey our franchise owners to improve our system and support. Based on all the positive feedback, we were designated a World Class Franchise.
Thanks to our franchise owners who took the time to provide us with feedback on all aspects of our business.
Congrats Mosquito Squad!
For the past few days, I’ve been attending Mosquito Squad 2010 annual meeting at the Westin Hotel in Richmond, VA. It consisted of two and half days packed full of helpful information to get everyone ready for the upcoming year. Everything from marketing and business management to safety requirements and best practices were covered. As great as the presented information was, personally, I was most impressed by the franchise owners themselves.
For most franchisees, this week was their first annual meeting (and the first time I had met the majority of them). I was truly blown away by the enthusiasm this group has for the business. My favorite part of the meeting was simply when the franchise owners introduced themselves, explained why they bought the business and shared something personal about them. The reasons were all different, but all of them were great!
When people are considering a franchise, many do it for the support they get by joining an existing organization. Yes, the corporate office provides a lot of assistance, but the franchisees also attain support and knowledge from other franchise owners. Over the last two days I have seen the more experienced owners share everything they’ve learned (good and bad) to those who are coming into their first season.
I know I’m biased, but I cannot say enough about our franchise owners (you can find your local squad here). They are not only enthusiastic about what they do, but they are genuinely wonderful people. Thank you to all of our franchise owners that came to see us in Richmond!
We all like awards, but this one is really cool. Just recently, all three Outdoor Living Brands’ companies, including Mosquito Squad were given the Military Friendly Franchise Award from G.I. Jobs magazine.
G.I. Jobs helps veterans with everything work-related after they leave active duty. They provide information on interviews, moving and the best companies to be part of. They offer a whole search on their website for Military Friendly Franchises.
According to Census data, veterans are more likely to own a business than a non-veteran. Franchises are a great option because, although you own a business, you still are following a structured business plan.
We are really proud of this award. Congrats Mosquito Squad!