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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.
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 Fever, West 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.
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!
Posted by Julie Green
The past two years have been a whirlwind of planning, launching, growing, and of course making outside fun again. When we started franchising we set some high goals for ourselves because we knew this business opportunity was not only smart, but that what we do is a much needed service in communities across the United States. Last week, we surpassed a big goal and we’re so excited to share our news with you.
When we started franchising in January of 2013, we set a goal to sell 90 territories by the end of 2014. At the time it was hard to imagine, but last week we did it. To date we have sold 102 territories (63 of those in 2014!) and we still have 3 months left in the year! This is such a huge milestone for us in more ways than one. It makes us most proud of the franchisees we’ve recruited in these short 21 months. Mosquito Joe locations in 21 states are keeping customers safe and itch free and allowing them to take back their yards, barns, farms, gardens, little league fields, parks and even a zoo. But not only that, they’re amazing people and we’re excited to work with them each and every day. You can read all about about crossing into triple digit territories here!
If you’re reading this and you’re curious about the opportunity, all I can say is start exploring. And if we’re already on your radar, act fast because our franchise fee is increasing at the end of October. But if you think mosquito control is something you can’t do, you should know you don’t need pest control experience to get started. In fact, most of our franchisees don’t have any pest control experience or even small business experience. That’s part of what’s so great about our franchise system – we provide all the training and systems for you! So think about us. We’ll be here…and growing.
Posted by Julie Green
We sure hate to admit there’s only a couple of weeks left of sweet summertime, but it got me thinking about all the things left to do with these precious weeks before pumpkin appears everywhere and the leaves start changing. Here’s a bucket list to to help you savor these last moments of warm sunshine.
- Have a picnic in your backyard! Throw out a blanket in the grass and make sandwiches and just enjoy the fresh air as you eat watching the sun sink. Bonus points if you’re barefoot.
- Go to a farmer’s market and try something different. And grab some tomatoes because that helps with #3.
- Speaking of sandwiches and farmers markets, not much else says summer like a good ole tomato sandwich. For such a simple recipe – tomato, white bread, mayonnaise, salt and black pepper (can you tell I’m from the south?)– these are incredibly satisfying. Eat as many as you can while local tomatoes are in season.
- Catch a lightning bug in a jar! (But then let it go.)
- Host just one more pool or lawn party. Pretty soon the weather will make that not so enjoyable, so head outside for some grill time with your family and favorite people!
- Make homemade lemonade – or orangeade (my personal favorite), if you want to jazz things up a bit. Here’s my go-to recipe. It will be perfect for that party we told you to host in #5.
- Catch an outdoor concert. Those are few and far between when the temperature drops so check your local venues to see if there’s a band coming to town you love.
- Go Shopping! All the seasonal stuff (patio furniture, sandals, beach or lawn toys, etc.) goes on sale right about now so go stock up for next year!
In many regions we’ve still got a few mosquito treatment sprays left in our season, so if you want to make the last couple weeks as good as possible give your local Mosquito Joe a call. We’re here to help you make the last of your summer season. Follow us on Facebook and post pictures of you and your family checking off this summer bucket list. Nothing makes us happier than seeing you enjoying your yard.
Posted by Julie Green
Labor Day Weekend is almost here, folks. For many of that means a long weekend and that is a reason to get excited. We know that Labor Day is a federal holiday (hence the day off) but the down side of Labor Days is that it signifies the end of the summer season. We aren’t one to argue, but just so you know, there are technically still three weeks of summer left after Labor Day – and in many states, much more than that. And while that means more time to be outside, that means the mosquitoes are still out there too. Until the weather consistently stays below 50 degrees the mosquitoes continue to breed and be active in our yards so Mosquito Joe will stay busy protecting you so you can get out there and make the most of these last few weeks!
There are lots of things you could be celebrating this weekend: your kids going back to school (hey, don’t be ashamed, we all need breaks!), the start of college football season, maybe you have a birthday in your family – or you could be celebrating the actual reason for the holiday which is the contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and women who are in the U.S. workforce.
Whatever your reason, the weather is perfect for some outdoor time. And in the spirit of celebrating (MoJo loves a celebration) and in the spirit of spirits below is a recipe for one of my favorite beverages at happy hour as the sun starts to sink, courtesy of Southern Living! We hope you have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Raspberry Beer Refreshment
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries*
- 3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
- 1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 1/2 cup vodka
- Garnish: lemon and lime slices
- Stir together first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
- *Fresh raspberries may be substituted.
- Note: To make ahead, stir together lemonade concentrate and vodka in a large container. Chill up to 3 days. Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving. Garnish, if desired.
Editors Note: Please drink responsibly!
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