Mosquito Joe

Outdoor pest control
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Franchise 500 2023
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#208 Ranked #167 last year
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Initial investment
$113K - $153K
Units as of 2023
421 Increase 30.7% over 3 years

Are you ready to live mosquito-free? Mosquito Joe is an extermination company that strives to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Since beginning to franchise in 2012, Mosquito Joe has grown to over 300 locations around the U.S. 

Mosquito Joe technicians are trained pest control experts. In addition to getting rid of those buzzing bugs, they also help with fleas and ticks. Working on commercial and residential properties, franchisees are provided with quality equipment to work to keep properties pest-free.

Why You May Want to Start a Mosquito Joe Franchise

In addition to the numerous awards and recognitions that Mosquito Joe has received, there are several reasons prospective franchise owners might consider opening a Mosquito Joe franchise of their own.

Many Mosquito Joe franchisees had never franchised a business before coming to Mosquito Joe. To be a part of the franchise, you need passion and drive. You'll need to follow a proven process and have the desire to work as a team to serve customers.

To be part of the Mosquito Joe team, make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

What Might Make a Mosquito Joe Franchise a Good Choice?

The Mosquito Joe business is typically seasonal. This is because different geographic locations have varying mosquito seasons. Mosquito Joe franchise owners may make a comfortable living during the business season that sustains them the rest of the year. Additionally, the off-season could be a great time to prepare for the next mosquito season.

Instead of working in the cold winter months, you could spend time with your family and friends. Mosquito Joe is also a mobile business, so there's no storefront to maintain. While you may need a small office space to operate out of, franchisees usually do this out of their home. This may help lower operational costs.

You likely will not need any prior experience to open a Mosquito Joe franchise. From operations support to training and marketing, there are help-guide resources available to help you run your franchise.

How to Open a Mosquito Joe Franchise

Are you ready to get started with Mosquito Joe? During the process, the franchise development team will usually contact you to answer any questions you have about Mosquito Joe. They can also get you started on various webinars to learn more about the franchise. 

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you should make sure this is the right opportunity for you. Speak to existing franchisees and ask questions directed to the Mosquito Joe team. If your net worth and available liquid capital match the brand’s requirements, you may qualify to open a Mosquito Joe franchise, and you can get started with an initial investment.

Franchisees usually visit company headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where they may learn what the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity and culture is all about. You may meet the corporate staff, tour the offices, and ask any final questions. Exterminate your fears and get started with a Mosquito Joe franchise!

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Company Overview

About Mosquito Joe

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Pest Control, Miscellaneous Maintenance Businesses, Party/Event Services, Miscellaneous Services
Founded 2010
Parent Company Neighborly
Leadership Louis Schager, Brand President
Corporate Address 4490 Holland Office Park, #100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2012 (12 years)
# of employees at HQ 1,600
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

# of Units 421 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Mosquito Joe franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$112,825 - $153,375
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$6,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Mosquito Joe has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 5.5 hours
Classroom Training 30 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 2-3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022