Meet A Joe: Tracey Willmott

*Occasionally we like to provide a blog post that will help you get to know Joe. From our technicians to our corporate staff to our hardworking franchisees – we think our company is full of people you ought to know!**

This week we’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our corporate team, Tracey Willmott. Tracey recently graduated from American University with her Master’s degree in Strategic Communications. While completing her degree, she worked for a digital marketing company as a strategist, but now joins Mosquito Joe as the newest addition to the team as a marketing assistant. Tracey is excited to work with the marketing team on brand management initiatives, supporting our awesome franchisees, driving customer recruitment, and sharing our franchise opportunity so we can continue to add more locations across the U.S. and more people can enjoy mosquito-free living!

Here are a few more fun facts we’ve learned about Tracey since joining the team:

What are your favorite outdoor activities?

I’m a very outdoorsy person and love being active whenever I can.  I grew up on the Great Lakes, so I love most anything water related, especially kayaking, water skiing, and tubing.  Most recently I’ve been trying to get into tennis, but Federer certainly has nothing to worry about!  Spinning and cycling are also high up on my list.

Would you say mosquitoes find you attractive?

On a scale of 1 to 5, I’m about a 50.  If there are mosquitoes around, I am immediately covered in bites the second I step outside.  Let’s just say I have a very large supply of Benadryl at home!

What is your guilty pleasure?

A lot of my brain power is dedicated to food, specifically ice cream and how much I wish Ben & Jerry’s would hire me as a taste tester.  I also really like heavy metal music and fail compilation videos on YouTube.

What is your favorite Mosquito Joe tagline and why?

I like “Tired of being the main course?”  Every time I see this tagline I find myself saying, “YES!” because I am always a feast for the bugs.  It makes me think how amazing MoJo services are for people that get bitten like I do!

We are so excited to have Tracey in the MoJo family! 

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Mosquito Joe Honors World Mosquito Day

There are a lot of days we like to note on the calendar to celebrate, and World Mosquito Day is one of them. You might think this is a silly day to celebrate, (after all, who would want to celebrate mosquitoes?) so let us tell you a little bit about a gentleman named Sir Ronald Ross.

On this day in 1897, British scientist Sir Ronald Ross made the landmark discovery that malaria is transmitted between humans by the female mosquito. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites, and thanks to Ross we know how they are transmitted. Today, malaria is still responsible for around 600,000 deaths worldwide each year making the mosquito the deadliest animal in the world. That’s right, it tops the shark, snakes and crocodiles. After making the connection between malaria and mosquitoes, he decided that August 20 should therefore be known as Mosquito Day. More than 100 years later, we are still honoring his work and striving to find a cure for this deadly disease.

Although malaria was eliminated from the United States in the early 50’s, there are still 3.4 billion people who live at risk of malaria transmission in 106 countries and territories. To celebrate World Mosquito Day and the work of Sir Ronald Ross, Mosquito Joe is proud to make a donation to Nothing But Nets to help provide insecticide-treated bed nets to families across Sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of deaths and infections from malaria occur. Click here to do the same and and help us take a swat at malaria.

Happy World Mosquito Day!

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