New Locations Servicing This Spring

If you’ve ever wondered what the Corporate office is doing during the colder months of the year, you can be assured that we stay very busy with the training of new Mosquito Joe business owners! We have many new locations opening this spring and we’re so excited about the growth of our Mosquito Joe family.

Be on the lookout for the new locations that are servicing this season in the following 18 states and be sure to click their names to visit their websites and see if they’re providing mosquito control treatments in your neighborhood.

NEW LOCATIONS TO MAKE OUTSIDE FUN AGAIN:

Mosquito Joe provides mosquito control treatments to residential and commercial customers. Our technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes so that you can enjoy being outside again. Outfitted with the latest gear and backed by the coordination of a top-notch support staff, our technicians in the field get the job done swiftly, thoroughly and effectively. Find out more about our services by visiting our website.

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 Joe (and hero) visit our Franchise Information Page for more information. By starting your journey now, you could be ready to open in 2019!

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Preparing Your Yard for Spring…and Mosquitoes

Spring is in the air, and so are the mosquitoes. As temperatures begin to warm up and you start to transition your wardrobe from fuzzy sweaters to raincoats, we want to make sure you’ve got some helpful tips for preparing your yard for some outdoor (itch-free) fun with your friends and family. Once temperatures stay consistently above 50 degrees we’ll begin to see some increased mosquito activity. Who would’ve thought that preparing your yard for the spring season could also prepare you for the arrival of mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water, so it’s best to empty bird baths, ponds, planters, toys or anywhere else water may gather. Drilling holes in tire swings, trash cans and recycle bins allows water to drain out easily. Repair any leaky outdoor faucets to avoid water pooling underneath them. Finally, keep your grass and shrubs cut short. Mosquitoes are shrub hoppers and gather to rest in shady, cool areas which is why it’s best to keep your yard weed free and avoid any overgrown vegetation.

With over 3,500 species of mosquitoes out there laying 100-300 eggs at a time, they just can’t wait to start bugging us!

Once your yard is ready, get outside and enjoy some fun spring activities:

  • Have a picnic with your favorite snacks
  • Plant your favorite spring flowers
  • Get a box of colorful chalk and turn your sidewalks into a mural
  • Take a walk around your neighborhood
  • Fly a kite on a breezy day
  • Play catch, throw a football back and forth or kick a soccer ball around
  • Blow bubbles with the young (and young at heart) kids in your life

Have you pre-paid for your 2018 season yet? There may still be time to save in your area.Contact your local Mosquito Joe to get a free quote for professional, ongoing defense in your yard. Treatments are tailored to your property and our products are applied by certified and trained technicians.

Don’t forget about ticks! Mosquito Joe rids your yard of ticks too so your family and pets can enjoy outside. Visit our Tick Control page for some background on ticks, the diseases they carry and some helpful tips for keeping your property ahead of tick issues.

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Life Cycle of a Mosquito: How They Survive Winter

Have you ever wondered where mosquitoes go during the winter months? How do they manage to bite us all summer long, but then disappear without a trace? A mosquito has four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Starting from the beginning, eggs are laid by female mosquitoes in or around standing water. All they need is a bottle cap full of water to breed. The eggs will hatch into larvae within 24-48 hours, and from there the larvae will develop into pupa within 7-10 days. As an adult, some mosquitoes can survive for a couple of days at most, while other mosquito species can live for a month or longer. Female mosquitoes are the only ones that bite us, and they bite us for one sole purpose: to reproduce! They use the protein in our blood that allows them to create even more mosquitoes.

Did you know that warmer, more humid climates can speed up the life cycle process and increase the number of mosquitoes?

Once temperatures stay consistently below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, mosquitoes will begin to shut down for the winter. Some will find holes to hide in while they wait for warmer weather – that’s right, mosquitoes can actually hibernate during the colder months! While other mosquitoes will choose to lay their eggs in freezing water, they will then pass away shortly after. Once the water is warm enough, the eggs will hatch and these cold-blooded creatures will begin their cycle all over again.

Have you ever wondered how mosquitoes find us? They can actually smell human breath! The receptors on their antennae detect the carbon dioxide we exhale and makes a trail straight to us. In addition to that, our skin produces more than 320 chemical odors which make us even more appetizing. Anything from skin lotions, folic acid, cholesterol, and even perfume can be just what the mosquitoes are craving. That’s not all, mosquitoes use heat sensors around their mouths to detect body warmth and the blood inside of us.

To avoid your body turning into a mosquito meal, make sure you’re eliminating standing water around your yard and be sure to contact your local Mosquito Joe to learn more about what preventative treatments you can get to keep your family from itching their way through the time you should be spending enjoying the outdoors.

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National Clean Out Your Inbox Week

It may come as a surprise to most of us that this week is National Clean Out Your Inbox Week! An entire week has been dedicated to helping us organize our email inbox and increase our productivity. Many of us are guilty of hanging onto too many emails that we just don’t need in our inbox anymore, making it difficult to find the ones that we actually do need. Below are a few tips and hints we’ve compiled here at the Corporate office to help your inbox stay clean and your mind become refreshed.

Organize your email account into folders or categories – The quickest way to organize an inbox is to set up folders based on categories, topics, projects, collaborators, or things you deal with on a regular basis. Most platforms allow you to customize titles, statuses, and colors.

Implement automatic rules/filing – Creating rules within your inbox is a great way to ensure tasks are happening automatically, which saves you time. These rules will ensure that certain emails are filed automatically based on their sender or subject matter. You can even create rules that send “junk mail” right to a folder to be checked later.

Take advantage of the search function – Once your emails are filed in their special category, you may need a little help finding them. This is where your search function comes in to help. You can search emails by contacts, attachment title, subjects, or even keywords that you know are mentioned in the body of the email.

Take action to every email – Try to deal with every email as it arrives. Flag it, respond to it, file it, or delete it.

Sync your mobile email to your main account – We spend a lot of time on our smartphones, so making sure your email account is synced is critical to getting your emails taken care of on the go.

Unsubscribe – Don’t be afraid to unsubscribe. If it no longer pertains to you, it’s ok to move on. It’s also a good idea to have an alternate email address to use for coupon deals, promotional pitches or subscriptions to keep your regular account less cluttered.

We believe in you and your ability to conquer your email inbox this week! Whether it’s personal, business, or for fun, it’s important to stay organized to better improve your productivity.Your local Mosquito Joe may not be able to help you organize your inbox, but they can definitely help you get your yard itch-free and get your family spending more time outside this year!

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Happy Holidays: Give the Gift of Joe

Ribbons, candles, bows and edible traditions. Whether you’re making your menorah shine bright this Hanukkah or trimming your Christmas tree with nostalgic ornaments, December is upon us which means the warm celebration of the holidays is quickly approaching. Here at Mosquito Joe, we value our relationship with each and every one of our customers and appreciate the business that continues year after year.

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift and want to share the satisfaction of mosquito, flea and tick treatments, give your family and friends a Mosquito Joe Gift Certificate. They make perfect stocking stuffers and are great for that hard to buy for person on your list who has everything. If it’s the golfer who has every club and tee, the gardener with an arsenal of tools or the busy mom with 3 kids and a dog, it’s an awesome way to give the gift of outdoor fun to anyone on your list who like us, prefers the great outdoors. And if they don’t love being outside, we can only imagine it is because they’ve never experienced a mosquito-free yard. Be the one to give it to them!

Looking for something that benefits you, too? Our Share the MoJo Referral Program is the best way to give your friends an itch-free yard while getting an account credit for your own future treatment.

Contact your local Mosquito Joe to inquire about Gift Certificates and our Share the MoJo Referral Program.

Happy Holidays from all of us a Mosquito Joe!

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