Say BOO to Mosquitoes This Fall: Tips for mosquito control in the fall and winter months

Halloween is this weekend and it sure snuck up on us (perhaps because of the almost 80 degree temperatures in Virginia Beach), but that coffee drink menu and everyone’s Pinterest boards tell me the pumpkin has arrived! Yes, Fall is here and bringing with it the end of the mosquito treatment season for many (though not all) of our locations. That said, until you’ve had your first frost and temperatures consistently stay below 55, you may still see those pesky mosquitoes buzzing around.

Those are who lucky enough to still be enjoying this warmth and sunshine should still rely on Mosquito Joe services to keep your yard itch free, but if you’ve already switched from A/C to heat and you’re putting on your jacket in the morning, mosquitoes are probably fading from your mind. What you may not know is that there’s still some precautions to take in the fall and winter months to maintain a mosquito-free yard, even after your last spray. Here’s what you should know:

In the autumn months after mating, male mosquitoes die. But did you know female mosquitoes actually hibernate? That’s right, they can actually survive the winter months. In the spring when the weather warms up, they seek blood to feed on so they can lay their eggs. All mosquito larvae (eggs) require water, even in winter, and mosquito larvae can last years. As the water temperature drops, it basically creates a dormant stage in the mosquito larvae called diapause, which stops further development. Development resumes when the water warms again. They’re just full of tricks, aren’t they?

So as you’re outside this weekend trick-or-treating, raking leaves, or just enjoying some cooler temperates, remove all standing water from your yard and remove objects like toys or flower pots that can collect rainwater. This will ensure that come springtime, you don’t have an early hatching.

And for all those customers who have seen the yellow MoJo van for the last time this season, we say THANK YOU. We love making outside fun again and you give us the opportunity to do that. Happy Halloween from all of us at Mosquito Joe! We hope it is full of lots of treats, no tricks and definitely no mosquitoes!

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Lights, Camera, Franchise Expo!

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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Mosquito Joe Named As Top Emerging Franchise Brand

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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Chikungunya: An Update

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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Act Now and Save $5,000!

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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