22

Oct

Julie Green

Lights, Camera, Franchise Expo!

Posted by Julie Green

We’ve always wanted to see our name lit up in Hollywood. Can you see it?  ”Now Starring: Mosquito Joe.” Okay, so maybe that isn’t really at the top of our goals, but we are excited because Numbers Joe and Social Joe are making a big trip out west today! Maybe not to Hollywood per se, but to the West Coast Franchise Expo in Anaheim, California. If you’ll be out that way, here’s a quick recap of all the information you need about MoJo and to come see us at the show. Plus, if you contact us now (855-564-6563) we can help you get free admission to the event!

Mosquito Joe gives you a great franchise opportunity in a fast-growing industry, providing a service that benefits your community and makes you feel good about your business. We know that California is having a rough year when it comes to mosquito borne illness so with the expo taking place in Anaheim, it is especially relevant for us to educate attendees about our mosquito control franchise opportunity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it topped the charts on West Nile cases. Owning a Mosquito Joe franchise provides the independence of running your own business, but also the satisfaction of adding a much needed service to your community.

The good news is you are doing this all with a strong foundation of guidance and support from an established corporate office. Our leadership includes over 80 years combined in franchise knowledge, marketing and operations support, and a team that is always by your side. The franchisee family we’ve created the past couple of years is a unique mix of veterans, teachers, pilots, couples, entrepreneurs, and more importantly good people. Think this is a perfect fit for you? Be sure to stop by Booth #610 at the Expo. If you just can’t wait, visit our website or contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!

EVENT DETAILS
When: October 23-25, 2014
Where: Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
800 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
Event website: www.wcfexpo.com

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14

Oct

Angela Zerda

Mosquito Joe Named As Top Emerging Franchise Brand

Posted by Angela Zerda

Working for a fast-growing franchise company like Mosquito Joe, we are typically moving at warp speed in our daily work around the office, helping support our franchisees‘ businesses and bringing new franchisees into our MoJo family. With the incredible growth we’ve seen in just two years, it’s easy to forget that we haven’t been franchising much longer than that. We think Mosquito Joe is pretty awesome (we may be a bit biased) but last week we got some exciting news to show that others (including our franchisees) feel the same way.

This month we were named in Franchise Business Review’s first ever Emerging Franchises Report! Franchise Business Review describes this list as a look at the top up and coming brands in franchising, and that is something we’re hugely proud of. A huge factor in this report is franchisee satisfaction, and our scores ranked above average for the brands surveyed across the industry. If you’re interested in a franchise opportunity, this report is worth a good read. It gives a lot of great information about what to look for in an opportunity, questions to ask, and how to narrow down the huge list of options to something that suits you best. Check out the full report for charts, graphs and more helpful information.

This has been an exciting year for accolades about our franchise opportunity.  After being named among Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 in January, we were also called out as a Top New Franchise to Watch by Entrepreneur in March and highlighted by Kiplinger as one of 6 Low Cost Franchises with Great Growth Potential. This new “win” for us is particularly special we couldn’t have done with without a family of happy franchisees, which is one of our main priorities. Thank you to all our franchisees who make this brand wonderful. We’re so proud and even more excited about the places we’re going. And if you’re interested in growing with Mosquito Joe, we can’t wait to hear from you.

ABOUT MOSQUITO JOE
The mosquito control industry is an emerging, high growth market experiencing widespread acceptance as a service homeowners and businesses value and desire. The news about West Nile Disease and other vector borne illnesses are popping up almost daily and mosquito populations are thriving. A Mosquito Joe pest control franchise is a high margin, seasonal business opportunity that can be run from virtually any home or office. It’s a great stand-alone business but also nicely complements an existing business such as a tax business or lawn and landscape company. And the good new is, if you join us before November 1, you can save $5,000 on our franchise fee. Who doesn’t want to be the neighborhood hero and save some money?

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08

Oct

Julie Green

Chikungunya: An Update

Posted by Julie Green

It is hard to miss the headlines in the news when it talks about a new virus spread by mosquitoes, and even harder when those news reports have titles such as Third Case of Chikungunya Reported in Dallas County and Locally Acquired Chikungunya Has Arrived in Florida. It is enough to worry anyone who faces mosquitoes and let’s face it – that’s just about everyone.

We told you all about chikungunya virus in our blog post back in July and how until late 2013 the virus was only found in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Then it made its way to the Caribbean, where travelers began bringing it back to the United States. We wanted to give you an update on the virus, and remind you that while it is not lethal – it is something to be aware of because the virus has reported cases in 47 states.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of September 30, a total of 1,211 chikungunya virus disease cases have been reported in the United States. Eleven locally-transmitted cases have been reported from Florida, and that means the virus was not brought in from another country – it was acquired in Florida. When we discussed numbers in July, they were significantly lower.

The CDC assures us that Chikungunya is not lethal like other mosquito borne illnesses such as West Nile, but it is something we would of course like to avoid. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

If you are traveling to a country where Chikungunya is transmitted by mosquitoes or in a state that has a high number of cases such as New York, New Jersey or Florida, take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Wear long sleeves and avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active (dusk and dawn). If you’re interested in avoiding mosquitoes here at home, our barrier treatment sprays are a great way to keep your yard itch free. As always Mosquito Joe will keep you updated on all new information when it comes to Chikungunya. Have you mastered the pronunciation yet?

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01

Oct

Julie Green

Act Now and Save $5,000!

Posted by Julie Green

Mosquito Joe is experiencing amazing growth, providing mosquito control services for neighborhoods across the country and bringing relief from pesky bugs like mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. After less than two years in franchising, Mosquito Joe has over 100 territories sold in 21 states. If you’ve been thinking about a new business opportunity, now is the time to consider Mosquito Joe.

The mosquito control industry is an emerging, high growth market experiencing widespread acceptance as a service homeowners and businesses value and desire. The news about West Nile Disease and other vector borne illnesses are popping up almost daily and mosquito populations are thriving. A Mosquito Joe franchise is a high margin, seasonal business opportunity that can be run from virtually any home or office. It’s a great stand-alone business but also nicely complements an existing business such as a tax business or lawn and landscape company. And if you join us before November 1, you can save $5,000 on our franchise fee.

Top Reasons to Join Mosquito Joe Before The End of 2014
Contact us soon to take advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Meet our fast-growing group of franchise partners at our Annual Convention in January and learn from their experience.
  • Be trained and ready to showcase your business at home shows in your area. These typically take place early in the year and are a great way to get customers and build brand awareness in your community.
  • Save $5,000 if you sign by the end of October — our one-time franchise fee will increase from $15,000 to $20,000 effective November 1, 2014.

This is definitely an opportunity you can’t afford to miss, and who doesn’t want to be the neighborhood hero? Give us a call today at 855-564-6563 or take the first step by filling out our online information request form.

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23

Sep

Julie Green

Women of Mosquito Joe: Serife Norfleat

Posted by Julie Green

If there is one thing we have learned it is that there are many misconceptions about women in the pest control industry! So while we could write a blog post about the pest control industry and why women are a good fit for Mosquito Joe, we thought there were a few people who could do a better job. In our blog series the Women of Mosquito Joe, we highlight the incredible women that are a part of the MoJo family and why it is no longer a man’s world!

This month we chatted with Serife Norfleat of Mosquito Joe of Cape Coral, FL. Serife and her fiance Buddy own their franchise together. Serife oversees the day to day operations of the business but is never afraid to get out there with her technicians. Mosquito Joe allowed Serife and her husband-to-be to relocate to Florida earlier than anticipated, so they’re enjoying the warmer weather. In the news these days in Florida it is hard to miss the articles about Dengue FeverWest Nile, and even the new (to the United States) virus from the Carribbean, Chikungunya. The services provided by Buddy and Serife make sure their customers are not only itch free, but also help protect them from these mosquito transmitted diseases.

What motivated you to get involved in Mosquito Joe?
We had just purchased a house in Cape Coral, FL and on our flight back home to Maryland we came across an article about Mosquito Joe in the Southwest Airlines magazine.  Mosquitoes love me and if there is one around it will make sure it attaches itself to me and bites!  This franchise sounded like the perfect opportunity for us, and it allowed us to move into our new home faster.

What’s your typical day during the season?   
I answer phone calls and schedule service for new customers. I make phone calls to current customers that we have recently sprayed to follow up with them on their service.  I always follow up with each new customer 1 week after the initial spray.  I send out reminders to customers who have an upcoming spray and call those customers that don’t have an email address.  At the end of the day I make sure that all invoices have been sent and then the very important job of having the routing optimized for the technicians for the next day of spraying.  Throughout the day I am answering questions that come in and looking for new ways to promote our business.

What are some of the most common questions you get asked by customers or potential customers?
People always want to make sure that it is safe for their pets, and since we target fleas and ticks too, we help get rid of pet itches too! They also generally ask how long they have to stay inside before going back out in their yard (only 30 minutes!) and how soon will they notice the results. I love being able to tell them they’ll see a difference in their mosquito population in just 24-48 hours.

Why is a Mosquito Joe business a good fit for women?
I love the fact that you are able to work from home.  You have flexibility which is very important if you have kids or loved ones that you also need to take care of.

What do you find most empowering about your job?
I love being that initial contact and explaining what we do and how we can help.  Then getting that phone call or seeing a review that is thanking you for helping them be able to enjoy the outdoors again is an awesome feeling.

Thanks Serife!

We’re so proud Serife and  Buddy are a part of the Mosquito Joe family. If you would like more information about Mosquito Joe of Cape Coral and their mosquito treatment services in Florida, be sure to check out their website and read more about what they offer. And if you’re interested in the Mosquito Joe franchise opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. You could be the next Woman of Mosquito Joe!

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