Meet a Joe: Meet Mosquito Joe of Macon

**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!**

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Cookman, a Georgia native, huge Bulldogs fan and new Mosquito Joe franchisee in Macon, GA.

Meet Chris Cookman of Mosquito Joe of Macon, GA
Chris found Mosquito Joe when he was hunting for a business that he and his family could grow together. He was actually looking into the home inspection business when he stumbled upon Mosquito Joe. Intrigued by the brand mission and identity, Chris dug deeper. Considering the local area’s need for mosquito control services, Chris liked the idea of providing a service that could contribute to better health and outdoor enjoyment in the community.

Family Man and Navy Veteran

Chris served in the Navy from 1990-1994 as an F18 plane captain before taking a job at Freudenberg, a German textile company based out of Macon, GA. He is familiar with working hard and finished his college degree while working full-time and simultaneously raising a family.

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Crislynn Cookman, office manager for Mosquito Joe of Macon

While new to the pest control industry, Chris wanted to create a legacy business for his three children: his daughter, age 20 and two boys, ages 14 and 12. His daughter, Crislynn, will be serving as the office manager whilst studying to become a special education teacher. His youngest son is autistic and Chris wanted him to have a future he could be proud of. With his new business, Mosquito Joe of Macon, Chris is now able to offer him job security and the opportunity to rise to the challenge and succeed in life. Chris’s wife will be also involved in the operation as well as the entire family works together to serve their community and grow their business.

“There is a need for my services as there are inquiries all the time,” says Chris, “It provides for better health in the community. I want to be involved in the baseball park and sponsor the sports teams in town. I also want to get involved with the fire and police department.”

This is the first Mosquito Joe location in Georgia and Cookman’s ultimate goal is to take over the entire state of Georgia. We’re so excited for Chris and the entire Cookman family and look forward to watching them grow in the Mosquito Joe family! If you’re interested in mosquito control services in the Macon, GA area to rid your yard of pesky mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, visit the Mosquito Joe of Macon website or call their office at 804-845-2046 for more information or a free quote.

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Win a free mosquito treatment!

Can you imagine entertaining, playing and spending leisure time in a mosquito-free yard? No medicinal candles, no sticky sprays, no slapping necessary.  You take your dinner out to the patio and enjoy it…without a net over the plate.

Sound like a dream? Well, it doesn’t have to be. This could be your summer with the help of Mosquito Joe’s barrier spray treatments to protect your yard. And now, thanks to our Be Your Block Hero Contest sweepstakes you can win a free treatment. Better yet, when you win, your neighbors do too! That’s right, win the contest and Mosquito Joe will give you AND your neighbors a free barrier spray treatment. Entering to win is easy and remember, the more of your neighbors that enter, the better your chance to win as well so make it a true block-bonding effort and you could Be Your Block Hero with Mosquito Joe!

Click here to enter and for full contest details.

Enter Now!

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Time to Say Goodbye to Mosquitoes!

We can see it now. You’ve turned the heat off, opened the windows, and you can hear the faint sound of a lawn mower down the street. You step out into your backyard to breathe in the spring air and then all of a sudden…the swatting begins. Yep, it is that time of year, the one that has our office buzzing! (Pun intended.) The 2013 Mosquito Joe spray season has begun, which means it’s time to get rid of those mosquitoes before they get comfortable around your home! The technicians are excited, the vans are loaded, and they’re making their way to neighborhoods as I type to bring relief to you and your neighbors.

If you’re an avid reader of our blog, The Buzz on Mosquito Control, you know we aim to keep you updated, informed, and educated on mosquitoes. If we can make you laugh every once in a while, all the better. We often joke about annoying bugs, and they are certainly an unwelcome part of the warmer weather, but they are more than just a nuisance. They can actually be a serious health risk to you and your family. We aren’t far into the season and Richardson, TX is already making the news with positive test results for West Nile Virus in mosquitoes trapped in different areas of the city. This is an indication that this mosquito season could be like 2012, which was full of West Nile Virus reports from 48 states – over 5,300 cases in total and the highest number since 2003. The severe symptoms of West Nile can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis so it is not to be taken lightly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the best way to avoid the disease is to prevent mosquito bites all together. Mosquito control is critical this year, and Mosquito Joe’s barrier sprays will make sure your yard is safe and enjoyable.

This season is especially exciting for us as we are opening new locations across the United States. Mosquito Joe began selling franchises in late 2012 and we are so happy to announce some of our new locations!  Continue reading Time to Say Goodbye to Mosquitoes!

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We’re taking on mosquitoes nationwide!

More and more people are learning about Mosquito Joe and we couldn’t be more excited.  (Did you see Mosquito Joe in the Virginian-Pilot earlier this month?) The work we have done in Hampton Roads over the past three years has been nothing less than rewarding – helping families and friends enjoy their time together outdoors without the annoying need for smelly sprays and citronella candles creating a medicinal aura around the yard.  We are thrilled that we are now going to be able to reach so many more people with our mosquito control services – allowing them piece of mind when they think about the dangers of mosquito-borne illnesses as well as freedom to soak in the sunshine during the spring and summer months without all the smacking and scratching. Below is an announcement of our expansion. We hope you’ll share the news with your friends as well, and anyone you think might want to be a part of the Mosquito Joe family.  With Mosquito Joe, outside is fun again!

Mosquito Joe Expanding, Franchises Available Nationwide

Virginia Beach, VA, January 2013 –Locally based Virginia Beach company Mosquito Joe has been making outdoors fun again for Hampton Roads residents since 2010, using barrier sprays to protect their yards from mosquitoes. Now they are giving you the opportunity to do the same for your area as they recently announced they are offering franchise opportunities locally and nationwide.

Continue reading We’re taking on mosquitoes nationwide!

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