Mosquito Joe

Mosquito Joe

Outdoor pest control
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#108 Ranked #218 last year
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Initial investment
$106K - $140K
Units as of 2021
347 20.5% over 3 years

Company Overview

Mosquito Joe franchisees offer commercial and residential mosquito-control services. Technicians apply a spray that kills mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and some flies on contact and continues to repel them for 21 days. An alternative all-natural spray effective for 14 days is also available. For a more permanent solution, the company also offers installation of automatic misting systems.

About Mosquito Joe

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
2010
Parent Company
Neighborly
Leadership
Louis Schager, Brand President
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More from Mosquito Joe

 

Start Enjoying Your Work Life Again and be the Hero Your Community Needs

Employees Standing in front of Mosquito Joes trucks

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 in your community by becoming a Mosquito Joe franchisee.

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 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 franchisees enjoy a high quality of life due to having the ability to shut down the business over the winter (depending on your location), and 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 upcoming 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.” Neighborly, our parent company, has over 3,700 locations in North America and abroad, and is one of the largest home service franchisors in the world. Being under the Neighborly umbrella of brands offers tremendous opportunities for growth by leveraging other brand’s customer bases, local marketing resources and having the ability to collaborate via cross-brand marketing. Mosquito Joe offers an unparalleled opportunity for those looking to build a successful and long-lasting business as a recognized leader in the booming 19.1-billion-dollar pest control industry.

Employees Standing in front of Mosquito Joes trucks

Top 10 Reasons why Mosquito Joe is the Right Business Investment

As one of the hottest franchise opportunities in America, successful individuals like you choose Mosquito Joe for business ownership for these reasons:

  • Recession resistant
  • 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

PESP

Mosquito Joe was recently admitted into the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Through this partnership our goal is to provide low-risk pest management, to ensure customers can enjoy their outdoor spaces without the hassle of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas and with the peace of mind that Mosquito Joe is taking every precaution necessary when handling, applying and disposing our products. From our branding, level of support, and expertise, Mosquito Joe continues to stand out among our competitors. Our network of franchise owners are able to not only fulfill their dreams of business ownership, but to do so with a company they can truly be proud of. As a member of the PESP, Mosquito Joe’s goals are to educate our customers on the importance of outdoor pest control and the appropriate preventative actions they can take to protect their loved ones. We are honored to be affiliated with an elite partnership that is committed to providing environmentally conscious service and educating consumers.

At Mosquito Joe, we prioritize the needs of our franchisees, ensuring that they have all the tools and support necessary to be successful. We offer a number of services to help them develop and grow their businesses. In addition, we encourage an atmosphere of community, so not only do we support them through Corporate initiatives, we encourage them to develop meaningful relationships that will assist them through their franchise journey with Mosquito Joe.

As a seasonal business (duration depends on the region), Mosquito Joe offer tremendous flexibility when it comes to business models and is expanding its territories across the country. Take control of your future and explore our opportunity today.

 

What does the ideal Mosquito Joe franchisee look like?

Training Group
  • Overall candidates must have a desire and passion to serve customers
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Goal oriented and long term focused
  • Basic need to control and direct
  • Thrives on achieving results
  • Comfortable following a process
  • Financially sound
  • Likes being part of a team
  • Family oriented

Mosquito Joe is seeking franchise partners who are motivated, passionate, team players, ready to make a commitment to their future.

 

If the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity sounds like the one for you, we'd like to hear from you by submitting the form below. (If there’s a lead submission form)

Requirements for Qualification

Potential candidates must have a minimum net worth of $250,000.

Franchise inquiries are not being accepted at this time for the following states: AK, AR, FL, IN, MA, MD, MS, NC, OK, OR, RI, SC, TX, VA, and WA.

Priority Markets:

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA/li>
  • San Diego, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
  • Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA/li>
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Columbus, OH
  • Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  • Phoenix (Prescott), AZ
  • Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Cleveland-Akron (Canton), OH
  • Boise, ID
  • El Paso (Las Cruces), TX
  • Tucson (Sierra Vista), AZ
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Albuquerque-Santa Fe, NM
  • San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle-Tacoma, WA

Testimonials

  • “We love having the freedom and flexibility that comes with owning our own business. We love the continual growth that new, and even not so new, owners have experienced, and the excitement of growing a successful business from scratch.” -Tim Lanai, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owner- Southwest Nashville
  • “My wife and I wanted to work together and be a team like we are in life. We wanted to find a business that we could give back to our community and make a difference for others. When we were looking at opportunities, Mosquito Joe seemed to fall right into place. We are finishing our 5th full year of operation and could not be more excited for what's in store. Mosquito Joe is a family of owners who truly collaborate, support and believe in each other. We are also supported by a very talented Corporate team that invests in our development and future.” -Lee and Hollie Woodham, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owner- Northwest DFW
  • “Our franchisees are a tight group that is willing to support and help each other out. I believe this makes us a much stronger brand than other brands who seem to be siloed from each other and their corporate office. It’s an extension of my local business that helps me learn and grow in ways I could not without the support we receive from corporate and other franchisees. It helps us adapt to changes quicker, become profitable quicker and be more competitive in the marketplace.” -Gail Yongue, Mosquito Joe Franchise Owner- Gulf Coast Alabama

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2012 (9 years)
# of employees at HQ
1,000
# of Units
347 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
4490 Holland Office Park, #100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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.

Initial Franchise Fee
$42,500
Initial Investment
$105,600 - $139,500
Veteran Incentives
$6,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
10%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
Additional Training
Online training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
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
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2-3
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Mosquito Joe landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

Curious to know where Mosquito Joe ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.

Ranked #108

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #93

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #137

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #75

Fastest-Growing Franchises (U.S. & Canada)

Ranked #18

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021