Mosquito Squad

Outdoor pest control
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Franchise 500 2023
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Initial investment
$165K - $217K
Units as of 2023
239 Increase 1.7% over 3 years

Founded in 2004 and franchising since 2005, Mosquito Squad is one of the larger mosquito and tick control franchises in the U.S. The franchise considers itself to be a pioneer in the field of sustainable mosquito control, claiming its rights to innovating Protective Barrier Treatment.

Possibly just as well-known as their mosquito fighting technique is their mosquito fighting mascot, Dread Skeeter. His mission sums up the company's goals: to help families reclaim their yards, protecting them against the itching and diseases that mosquitoes can spread.

Mosquito Squad has a presence in over 25 U.S. states and has over 200 franchises nationwide. 

Why You May Want to Start a Mosquito Squad Franchise?

You don't need to know everything there is to know about pest control in order to start a mosquito franchise. You will need to procure a state license, but very few Mosquito Squad franchisees actually come from a pest control background.

Mosquito Squad stands by its fight against mosquito-transmitted disease by partnering with Malaria No More. The money earned for Malaria No More goes towards bed nets, education, and malaria tests and treatments to help save lives. Some franchisees have even traveled to Africa with the organization to see first-hand how their contributions have helped.

Mosquito Squad not only supports franchisees through training and other business strategies, but listens to them too. Every year, Mosquito Squad sends out an anonymous survey to discover what areas they can better assist franchisees.

What Might Make a Mosquito Squad Franchise a Good Choice?

Mosquitos likely aren't going anywhere, so wherever there are mosquitos, you'll probably have business. The only downside to relying on Mosquito Squad, or any mosquito and tick control franchise, is the off-season in places where the insects "disappear" for a few months. However, during this time, you can prepare for the next season of mosquitos. 

To be part of the Mosquito Squad team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. You should also 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. 

 With Mosquito Hunters, you could find yourself joining a company that uses fundraising and charity work to fight mosquito-related issues like malaria. Mosquito Squad values staff members and franchisees who are passionate and enjoy serving others. It's also interested in people who value ongoing education, both for themselves and for customers. 

How to Open a Mosquito Squad Franchise

Mosquito Squad is very thorough and particular about who they select as a franchisee. However, franchise representatives will likely work closely with you to make sure you're a good fit. 

To get started, a representative will get in touch with you and explain how to operate a Mosquito Hunters franchise more in-depth. You'll then speak with other franchisees and decide if you wish to move forward with the process. If you proceed, you will secure your Mosquito Hunters franchise and discuss licensing and staffing requirements. 

Soon you'll be all the buzz in the mosquito fighting world!

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Company Overview

About Mosquito Squad

Industry Maintenance
Related Categories Pest Control
Founded 2004
Parent Company Authority Brands LLC
Leadership Jef Flournoy, President
Corporate Address 7120 Samuel Morse Dr., #300
Columbia, MD 21046
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2005 (19 years)
# of employees at HQ 125
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions: Africa, Asia

# of Units 239 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

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

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$27,500 - $50,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$164,530 - $217,125
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$100,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$50,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
30% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
8%-10%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
$150-$450/mo.
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.

In-House Financing Mosquito Squad offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing Mosquito Squad has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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 8 hours
Classroom Training 62 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Yes
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022