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- 2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#290 Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$54K - $128K
- Units as of 2022
528 19.7% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Mosquito Authority franchise.
Mosquito Authority works to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and other pests from people’s yards and homes. Mosquito Authority can also help businesses eliminate mosquitos around their premises. The company has multiple methods for eliminating these creatures, including misting practices and all-natural products.
Joey Osborne founded Mosquito Authority in the early 2000s while looking for a way to keep his daughter from being bitten by mosquitos. During this process, Osborne learned about the dangers mosquitoes can pose and the diseases they can carry. Mosquito Authority not only aims to make lives more comfortable; they want to create a safer place for people to live.
Why You May Want To Start a Mosquito Authority Franchise
Franchisees interested in running a small business might find this a good option, as only one employee is needed to operate a Mosquito Authority. Franchisees should be self-starters and highly motivated. They should also be able to work independently and engage with clients. For franchisees seeking less hands-on involvement, absentee ownership is also an option. Mosquito Authority is run as a home-based business, which may allow for you to have more freedom in your personal life.
A typical franchise agreement with Mosquito Authority includes exclusive territories and runs for ten years. Franchisees may be allowed to renew their agreement if they meet the Mosquito Authority requirements. Opening a Mosquito Authority franchise may have a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.
What Might Make a Mosquito Authority Franchise a Good Choice?
Mosquito Authority uses a science-based process to break the lifecycle of mosquitoes. Their process includes identifying, inspecting, and treating for mosquitoes. They then repeat the process every 21 days so that the lifecycle is not simply interrupted.
Franchisees may not need previous background or training in business or mosquitoes. The company will help train and support franchisees for their roles. Franchisees’ responsibilities include tasks such as advertising and hiring employees.
To be part of the Mosquito Authority team, you should 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, or renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set liquid capital requirements..
How To Open a Mosquito Authority Franchise
Some of the resources that franchisees receive from the company include management software, marketing support, and a field laboratory. Franchisees can also utilize Mosquito Authority’s national call center and their customer acquisition department. One other resource that franchisees receive is a personal business coach for the first year they are running their business.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Mosquito Authority franchising team questions.
About Mosquito Authority
- Franchising Since
- 2008 (14 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada
- # of Units
- 528 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Mosquito Authority 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
- $25,000 - $45,000
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $54,000 - $127,700
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Cash Requirement
- $35,000 - $150,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 15% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
- to 3%
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
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 Authority offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
- Third Party Financing
- Mosquito Authority 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
- 2 hours
- Classroom Training
- 28 hours
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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