Beat the Bloodsuckers for Mosquito Control Awareness Week!

Each year the third week of June is declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association. AMCA’s “Mosquito Week” aims to educate the public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and why mosquito control is so important. While Mosquito Joe thinks educating our neighbors on mosquito control is important year round, we’re excited to mark this important week each year by giving back to our community.

This year for Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 22-28, Mosquito Joe locations across the country are partnering with local blood donation centers for our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign. For every new customer that signs up for a mosquito treatment service from Mosquito Joe during Mosquito Control Awareness week, we will donate 10% of those sales to local blood donation centers to help with all the amazing work they do in the communities in which we operate.

In honor of Mosquito Control Awareness Week we want to give you a few ways you can help make sure mosquitoes don’t call your yard home. Mosquitoes breed in standing water (even very small amounts) so these tips are quick ways you can eliminate breeding grounds for the annoying buzzers!

  • Regularly empty ponds, bird baths, fountains, plant pots, buckets, barrels, tarps, kids toys, pet water dishes or anywhere else that water may gather.
  • Clean out gutters to avoid standing water – examine them for clots and damage that would cause water to collect.
  • Drill holes in tire swings, trash cans or recycle bins so water drains out.
  • Keep swimming pools cleanUse soil to fill in low areas in lawns and landscaped areas where rainwater may collect and stand for more than seven days.
  • Keep swimming pools clean, properly circulated and filtered. Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren’t being used.
  • Repair leaky outdoor faucets.
  • Cut grass and shrubs short, as adult mosquitoes gather to rest in shady, cool areas. Keep your yard weed-free and avoid overgrown vegetation.

If you know of any friends or family that would be interested in signing up for service or if you have been on the fence yourself about signing up for service, this is the perfect opportunity to help us raise money and Beat the Bloodsuckers!  We love making outside fun and safe for you and your family. Thank you for your continued support of Mosquito Joe.

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New York, New York!

Our office is buzzing with so many things going on as we’re getting into the heat of mosquito season, but we wanted to take a minute and tell you about an awesome event you can attend to learn about your potential future in franchising – and how you can become a hero in your community through Mosquito Joe. Next week we are headed to New York City to share the Mosquito Joe opportunity at the largest franchise event in the country – the International Franchise Expo!

We can’t wait to join hundreds of other franchise companies at the event, where we’ll be telling attendees all about why Mosquito Joe could be the best decision you make in 2014. Here’s a quick recap of all the information you need:

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. Owning a Mosquito Joe franchise provides the independence of running your own business 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.

For more information, be sure to stop by Booth #845 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 can even get you free admission to the event. We look forward to meeting you!

EVENT DETAILS
When: June 19-21, 2014
Where: The Javits Center
11th Avenue and 36th Street
New York, NY 10001
Event website: www.ifeinfo.com

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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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Win a Free Treatment from Mosquito Joe!

When you start thinking about the summer that lies ahead of you and all the things you want to do, a lot of them are probably outdoors. Grilling, games of fetch with your dog, laying by the pool, or just sitting on the back deck enjoying an ice cold beverage. We know what would make all of these things perfect and that’s doing all of this with no mosquitoes, for free. Let’s take it a step further and think about the neighborhood barbecue you and your friends have been talking about. What if their yard was mosquito-free too and again, for free? Yep, that’s right.

Mosquito Joe wants to give you and your neighbors the perfect summer to kick back and relax in your yards (all of them!) so we’re launching our Be Your Block Hero contest today. You can enter for the chance to win a free spray for you and your neighbors! It is simple to enter too, all you have to do is find us on Facebook (we’re assuming you’ve already liked our page because you love us but if you haven’t, do that first) then find the Be Your Block Hero tab under our cover photo. Click the tab and fill out the short entry form.  That’s it, friends. That’s all that stands between you and a chance to win that awesome block party where you’re the star because you made sure mosquitoes weren’t invited.

I’m going to stop writing so you can stop reading and head on over to Facebook. Be sure to share this blog post (and our Facebook page) with anyone you think may be interested because every neighbor who enters the contest increases your chances of receiving a free spray too!  Good luck!

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Home & Garden Show Season Begins!

Everyone knows our season starts when the weather warms up, flowers start to bloom, and the bugs come out of hibernation in the spring. But our work begins long before that! We are busy getting ready and preparing to make outside fun again and one of the ways we do this is by participating in local home and garden shows in the areas we operate. Not only is it a chance for residents to come out and learn a little bit about what we do, it is also a fun opportunity for us to meet new customers and say hi to old friends!

Because we don’t want you to miss any of the events Mosquito Joe is participating in, make sure you browse the list below, find your local MoJo (listed alphabetically by state), and mark the dates in your calendar!

Mosquito Joe of NW Arkansas
Greater Fort Smith Association of Home Builders Home Show
February 21-23, 2014
Fort Smith, AR

Mosquito Joe of Macon
Macon Home Expo
March 14-16, 2014
Macon, GA

Mosquito Joe of Baltimore
Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show
April 4-6, 2014
West Friendship, MD

Mosquito Joe of SE Michigan
Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
February 27-March 2, 2014
Novi, MI

Mosquito Joe of Minneapolis Metro West
Minneapolis Home & Garden Show
February 26-March 2, 2014
Minneapolis, MN
Home Landscape & Lifestyle Expo
March 8, 2014
Chanhassen, MN

Mosquito Joe of S. Columbus
The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show
February 22-March 2, 2014
Columbus, OH

Mosquito Joe of North Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Home & Outdoor Living Show 
March 21-23, 2014
Oklahoma City, OK

Mosquito Joe of SW Houston
Houston Home Show
March 28-30, 2014
Houston, TX

Mosquito Joe of Virginia Beach-Norfolk
Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show
April 11-13, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

Mosquito Joe of the Tri-State Area
WSAZ Home and Garden Show
Huntington, WV
March 7-9, 2014
West Virginia Home Show
April 4-6, 2014
Charleston, WV

So remember, if you are local to any of these area, make sure you have these dates in your calendar. We would love nothing more than to see you at the Mosquito Joe booth to say hi! We always have some fun prizes and of course, lots of information on how you can keep your yard safe, itch free, and fun again. Happy home show season!

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