New Locations this Summer!

It may seem like the winter months would be slow ones for us here at the corporate office, but that is hardly the case! We stayed busy during the off-season training new Mosquito Joe business owners and are excited to announce several new locations, now open and serving their communities. The Mosquito Joe family is growing and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

Now Making Outside Fun Again:
*in alpha order by state 

  • Mosquito Joe of Delaware (DE)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Northern Delaware including Wilmington, Greenville, Hockessin, Newark, Bear, Middletown, and all other communities.
  • Mosquito Joe of Cape Coral (FL)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Cape Coral, Pine Island, Ft. Myers, Sanibel and Lehigh Acres.
  • Mosquito Joe of the Lanier Area (GA)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Flowery Branch, Buford, Cumming, Braselton, Hoschton, North Gwinnett, Forsyth & Hall counties.
  •  Mosquito Joe of Southeast Michigan (MI)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Oakland County, Eastern Livingston County, and Northern Wayne County.
  • Mosquito Joe of Minneapolis Metro West (MN)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Independence, Lake Minnetonka, Lake Sarah, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Plymouth, Savage, Shakopee, Shorewood, Spring Park, Victoria, Waconia and Wayzata.
  • Mosquito Joe of Westchester County (NY)
    Serving residential and commercials customers in the area of Westchester County.
  • Mosquito Joe of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (NC)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
  • Mosquito Joe of Wake Forest (NC)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Wake Forest, Greater Raleigh, Youngsville, Rollsville.
  • Mosquito Joe of North Oklahoma City (OK)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Oklahoma City and Edmond.
  • Mosquito Joe of East Memphis (TN)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in West TN including the popular areas of Germantown, Collierville, Eads, Arlington, Lakeland, Oakland, Millington, Munford, Atoka, Brighton, and Covington.
  • Mosquito Joe of East Texas (TX)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the following counties: Gregg, Upshur, Harrison, Cass, Marion, Franklin, Morris, Smith, Wood.
  • Mosquito Joe of Frisco (TX)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Frisco, McKinney, Prosper, Plano, Little Elm, and the entire North Dallas area.
  • Mosquito Joe of Round Rock (TX)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Georgetown, North Austin, Brushy Creek, Jollyville, and Windemere.
  • Mosquito Joe of SW Houston (TX)
    Serving residential and commercial customers in the areas of Bellaire, Meyerland, Greater Sugarland, Richmond, Rosenberg, Westside, Memorial, Alief, Sharpstown, West University and various other areas of SW Houston.

Coming Soon! 

  • Mosquito Joe of Palm Beach (FL)
  • Mosquito Joe of Suburban Detroit (MI)
  • Mosquito Joe of the Greater Buffalo Region (NY) 

If Mosquito Joe hasn’t made it to your neck of the woods yet, why not bring it there? We have opportunities available across the country. If you’re interested in being your neighborhood MoJo (and hero) visit our website for more information.

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

We’ve reached the season for enjoying the great outdoors (without bundling up that is) so it is time for cookouts, planning that camping trip you’ve been waiting to take, or just hanging out in the backyard.  What’s that old saying? April showers bring May flowers. Here in Virginia Beach that is definitely true. We had our fair share of rain so we are enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. But, May is also Lyme Disease Awareness month, and since all those fun activities I just mentioned might put you in areas where ticks live, it is the perfect time to remind you how serious Lyme disease can be. It may not be as exciting to talk about as your weekend plans, but it is something you should be aware of, especially if you live in an area where Lyme disease is common!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector borne illness (or disease transmitted to humans by ticks, mosquitoes or fleas) in the United States, with 22,014 confirmed cases reported in 2012. You may have read our blog post about ticks giving you helpful information on ticks, how to keep them out of your yard and how to remove one, but what is Lyme disease? How do you know if you have it?

If you have a tick bite and live in an area where it occurs, you should seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Red, expanding rash
  • Fatigue, chills, fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes
  • “Bull’s Eye Rash” – occurs in approximately 70-80% of infected persons and begins at the site of a tick bite after 3-30 days (average is about 7 days). The rash gradually expands over a period of several days and can reach up to 12 inches across. Parts of the rash may clear as it enlarges, resulting in a “bull’s-eye” appearance. Rash usually feels warm to the touch but is rarely itchy or painful.

At Mosquito Joe, we take tick protection seriously even if it isn’t in our name! Our barrier sprays not only take care of mosquitoes, we eliminate ticks as well. So while May is a month when we’re looking forward to being outdoors and celebrating warm weather, don’t forget it is also Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Ticks are out and about enjoying the warm weather too, so if you are camping this weekend or lounging in the grass at a cookout, please make sure you check for ticks. Celebrate Lyme Disease Awareness and the approaching summer this month by calling and setting up a Mosquito Joe treatment to make sure ticks (and other biting insects!) don’t call your yard home.

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Barbecuing without the Buzz

Summer may not officially begin until June, but we all know what is right around the corner: the unofficial kick off to summer…Memorial Day weekend! I love packing all my favorite hot weather activities into this particular weekend to celebrate the glorious season that includes longer and warmer days. That means a pool visit is in order, I am going to invite friends over to grill hamburgers, and I’m going to sit outside at dusk and enjoy a frosty beverage.

You may be doing all these things for Memorial Day weekend too, and I bet there’s one guest you don’t want on the list for your barbecue or when you’re sunning by the pool: Mosquitoes! We have the perfect solution for you, our barrier sprays can make sure all your activities for the upcoming holiday weekend are buzz free (the buzz you don’t want!) but we’re booking up fast. Give your local Mosquito Joe a call today to schedule your treatment to make sure your weekend is swat free.

 

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Your Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

There are plenty of reasons why you find yourself reading this blog post going “Oh my gosh Mother’s Day is this weekend and I don’t have a gift.” Life gets busy, your Mom is the type that is hard to shop for, or maybe she has EVERYTHING. Well we know one thing she may have that she doesn’t want and that, my friends, is mosquitoes. Did you know Mosquito Joe offers gift certificates? This solves all your problems, even the hard to shop for Mom. Who doesn’t love enjoying their yard without the annoying buzz of those tiny blood suckers?

Call your local Mosquito Joe today and tell them you need a gift card for the woman who changed your diapers, carted you to band practice, and loves you no matter what. Give her the gift of outside fun! Whatever your plans are to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we hope you have a beautiful day and we hope all you Mom’s out there get the relaxation and pampering you deserve. Happy Mother’s Day!

Photo Credit: Fresh Origins 

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