Mosquito Joe has Teamed up With Nothing But Nets for MCAW 2018!

Did you know mosquito fossils date back as far as 100 million years ago? Yep, they’ve been around a long time so they aren’t going anywhere. Their journey from egg to adulthood is a short one; it only takes 4-7 days until they become biting adults. But in truth, not all mosquitoes bite. Only female mosquitoes bite because they need protein to lay eggs. They’re capable of laying 100 to 300 at a time. That’s right, 100-300 eggs, and they average about 1,000-3,000 in their lifetime. With these large numbers of mosquitoes come life-threatening diseases which are present in many countries across the world. Through our philanthropic efforts, Mosquito Joe is fighting back and making a difference by continuing our partnership with a national organization called Nothing But Nets. Our partnership with Nothing But Nets was launched a year ago because we know mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance, they’re a real health problem around the world. And today, witnessing what we can achieve together, we are more motivated than ever before.

What have we achieved together, you ask? In the past 12 months, between the MoJo Bites Back campaign and the Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign, 376 Mosquito Joe customers and franchisees have raised an incredible $28,405! Thanks to these efforts, Nothing But Nets was able to send 2,836 bed nets, protecting nearly 6,000 children in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean from malaria. We think that is truly astounding and hope you do too!

Mosquito Joe has Teamed up With Nothing But Nets Campaign for Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2018!

Mosquito Control Awareness Week | Beat Those Bloodsuckers!
This year National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (MCAW) is June 24-June 30. MCAW is a time to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in daily life and the important services provided by mosquito control workers. Mosquito Control Awareness Week is close to our hearts here at Mosquito Joe for obvious reasons.

Mosquito Joe will be raising money through our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign to send these life-saving nets to families across the globe. For every new customer serviced during Mosquito Control Awareness week, Mosquito Joe will donate a bed net to Nothing But Nets. Help us Beat the Bloodsuckers and make a difference this Mosquito Control Awareness Week by signing up for service. A net will be donated for you or you can simply make a personal donation. Want to support your local Mosquito Joe and donate a net through their fundraising page? Click here to search for their location and donate a net in their honor.

Blood Banks- Mosquito Joe also partners with local blood banks across the country to raise money through our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign. Participating Mosquito Joe locations will donate 10% of NEW customer sales during MCAW (June 24-30). Find your local Mosquito Joe location and inquire about how you can sign up for service and see how you can get involved!

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Share the MoJo Referral Program

Want to earn $500 in mosquito treatments and become the most popular house on the block? We’ve got you covered! Our Share the MoJo referral program can save you and your friends a few bucks, and a lot of bites.

If you’re a Mosquito Joe customer, you know how glorious it is to enjoy your yard without annoying mosquitoes. But, are your friends still the main course in their own yards? By nature, we’re 30% more likely to trust a referral from someone we know rather than advertising, social network ads and even search engine marketing. If you recommend Mosquito Joe to your family and friends, it is because you’ve had a good experience and have been enjoying your itch-free yard. By participating in our Share the MoJo referral program, you could have everyone on your street wondering what all the buzz is about!

Whether you are an existing Mosquito Joe customer, interested in saving money on mosquito control or someone looking to make outside fun again for the first time, you can tell your friends about the Mosquito Joe service and you could each get a $25 account credit. Here’s how it works: refer a friend and when they sign up for a service they’ll get $25 off their first treatment and you’ll get $25 in credit towards future service. It’s just that easy!

What makes our Share the MoJo program so great?

  • Both parties are rewarded: You get $25 off and your friends and family get $25 off too!
  • Email & social media invites are available: You can send the referral to your email contacts or to your social network, and you can do it from the referral website.
  • Share the MoJo bucks, a tangible coupon: Request bucks (or other Share the MoJo flyers) to be dropped off by your certified technician which can be passed out at the neighborhood park, pool party, bus stop, etc.

Want even more MoJo? Refer another friend and get another $25 credit. Our Share the MoJo program allows you to refer up to 20 friends a year, which could get you $500 in account credits! So, what are you waiting for? Simply send your friends an email, give them a call or post a message on Facebook. We even have a dedicated website,  SharetheMoJo.com, where you and your friends can visit and start saving today!

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Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit 2018

At Mosquito Joe, we care about giving back to our communities just as much as we care about making outside fun again for our customers. One way that we accomplish this is by partnering with the Nothing But Nets foundation. The organization began in 2006 when sports writer Rick Reilly saw a need for greater protection against malaria and challenged his readers to donate $10 to send a mosquito net that would protect people in need around the world. Since then, the organization has done an amazing job raising awareness and funds, providing over 12 million bed nets to vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Last month, Mosquito Joe President Lou Schager and Director of Marketing Jayme Sabo joined Nothing But Nets at their annual Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.

Purpose

Held every year, the Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit gives the organization an opportunity to engage with their biggest supporters and aims to raise awareness as well as introduce attendees to the fundamental aspects of advocacy. The goal for this year’s summit was to urge Congress to maintain and increase funding for critical malaria programs like those of the United Nations, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

Notable Speakers

Speakers at the event included:

  • Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
  • Rick Reilly, American Sportswriter and Nothing But Nets Co-Founder
  • Charlie Webster, TV Host and Campaigner
  • Alexandra Daddario, Actress and Celebrity Champion
  • Quinn Tivey, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

The speakers did an excellent job providing an intimate look at malaria and how it not only affects populations abroad, but how it can affect us in the United States. Attendees were introduced to a number of different organizations that work with Nothing But Nets to combat other diseases such as AIDS, polio, and measles.

The key lesson learned from the Leadership Summit was to keep the momentum going when it comes to raising awareness and continuing the efforts to protect, as well as eliminate, malaria for populations worldwide. Jayme Sabo described her experience saying, “It was inspiring to see the legislative and advocacy process at work in real time. I was moved by how much we were able to accomplish.”

We’re proud to share that this year’s advocacy goal was achieved. You can read the details here. Last year, Mosquito Joe raised over $25,000 for Nothing But Nets, which means we sent 2,500 life-saving bed nets. This year, to bring the lessons we learned at the Summit to life, we’re going to keep that momentum going. Not only are we proud to partner with Nothing But Nets again, we’re aiming even higher!

For 2018, our goal is $40,000, and we’re starting right now.  Click here to help us with our MoJo Bites Back campaign! Just $10 can send a net and save a life, plus all donations up to $5,000 will be matched by us. Donate today and DOUBLE your impact!

We continue to be inspired by the generosity and support of our employees, franchisees and of course, our customers.  We look forward to that continuing in 2018! Thank you for making this the great company it is.

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Beat the Bloodsuckers: Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2017

As you can imagine for an outdoor mosquito control company, summer is a very busy time around our office. However, for one week each year we take some time to step back and really focus on the reason we do what we do: the importance of mosquito control and educating the public.

This year National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (MCAW) was June 25-July 1. MCAW is a time to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in daily life and the important services provided by mosquito control workers. Mosquito Control Awareness Week is close to our hearts here at Mosquito Joe for obvious reasons.

Our franchisees spend a lot of time out in their local communities, spreading awareness of the importance of mosquito control and the services Mosquito Joe provides. Not only are these bugs a nuisance that can ruin your summer fun, but they pose serious health risks such as Zika, West Nile, and EEE. While we work all year long towards these efforts, a designated week such as this really shines the spotlight on professional mosquito control and why we need it.

Giving Back

By far, the biggest part of the week, and the one we most look forward to, is giving back as a company. For the fifth year, Mosquito Joe locations across the country partnered with local blood donation centers for our Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign. For every new customer that signed up for mosquito control services during Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we donated 10% of the sale to those local blood banks.

This year we also offered a new partnership with Nothing But Nets alongside our traditional local blood bank partnerships. Since 2006, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $45 million, delivering more than 7 million bed nets to protect families in Sub-Saharan Africa from malaria. A mosquito net sent to someone in need is $10, so for each new customer who signed up during Mosquito Control Awareness Week, we contributed $10 to represent a net.

Our franchise owners were able to choose whether their philanthropic efforts that week went towards a local blood bank or to Nothing But Nets. This year we had the privilege of partnering with twenty two blood banks across the country. This money will go towards the amazing work these organizations do in saving lives and emergency assistance. Because of our amazing customers, we were also able to donate over $6,353 in just one week to the blood centers we partnered with. Franchisees who partnered with Nothing But Nets donated $13,774 to the organization, supplying 1,377 life-saving nets to those in need.

Mosquito Control Awareness Week 2017

Mosquito Joe Spreading the News

Our franchisees did an amazing job spreading our message in their communities during Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Between news articles and TV segments, the amount of people who received mosquito control information from Mosquito Joe was impressive. Check some of them out here:

We’re so grateful to everyone that made our 2017 Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign the best yet and a giant highlight for us as a company this year. Thanks to our participating franchisees, each blood bank that we partnered with, Nothing But Nets, and our AMAZING customers that helped make this year’s Beat the Bloodsuckers campaign the huge success that it was.

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Shop Small MoJo Style

At Mosquito Joe, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thursday. This season we had 170 territories operating in 27 states which means we made more families mosquito free this year than we ever have. That satisfaction in itself is setting us up for the best Thanksgiving yet. We also made Inc. 5000’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America and Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises for Veterans list, which we are incredibly proud of. Even though the temperatures have dropped here in Virginia Beach and the holidays are right around the corner, our office is still buzzing with meetings, trainings and new franchisees.  But, we also realized this week that we should probably start shopping for those family members of ours. Eek!

ShopSmallWe know that the much anticipated “Black Friday” is coming up, but did you know that the day after is Shop Small Saturday? Not only is it the perfect opportunity to avoid the craziness at the mall, but it’s a great way to support your community. Because all of our Mosquito Joe mosquito control businesses are locally owned and operated, we like to consider this the Shop Small MoJo style day, too. You don’t even have to leave your couch to participate! Give your local Mosquito Joe a call (or email) and tell them you need a gift certificate for all the homeowners on your list. It really is the gift that will keep on giving, right into the Spring of 2017 when they’re enjoying their mosquito free yard. They also make great stocking stuffers.

Shop Small Saturday is a wonderful day for many reasons beyond the fact that you get to buy presents for your family and friends. A day designated to small businesses helps them overcome the lack of large-scale advertising that larger corporations have at their disposal. Supporting these businesses also keeps money circulating throughout your community, supporting perpetual growth. Not to mention that boosting the sales of small businesses is really important seeing as they account for 54% of all U.S. sales. Our economy largely depends on their success!

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of good food, family and no mosquitoes. As the MoJo family grows, we’re so excited to see all the amazing things our new franchisees are going to do in their communities. So while we’re talking about things that make us excited, we owe you a big thanks, too. Our customers and franchisees are what make this company thrive and more importantly, what make it great. Enjoy your weekend, and make sure you support local businesses in your area. And don’t forget to add Mosquito Joe gift certificates to that shopping list!

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