A Day in the Life of a Mosquito Joe Technician

A day in the work life of a pest control technician is a busy one. Mosquito Joe services residential customers as well as commercial properties, but through it all, a technician’s main focus is providing high-quality customer service.

Equipped with the latest and greatest equipment and ongoing support from office staff, our technicians set out to service customers from sun up to sun down, around 5-6 days a week. They are trained mosquito control experts who are truly dedicated to making outside fun again for your family and furry friends.

Morning Cup of Joe

Our technicians arrive to the office around 6am to ensure an early start to their jam-packed day of making outside fun again for customers in their community. Attention to detail is of primary concern in the mosquito control industry, so the first thing Mosquito Joe technicians do before they head out to transform an ordinary yard into an itch-free yard, is check their vehicle to make sure it is fully stocked and the chemicals and tools in their transits are secure.

In efforts to maximize efficiency and time management, technicians follow a tightly gridded area associated with zip codes. Our office managers prepare these “routes” for each transit and conduct a quick huddle to run through the details of the day. Each transit will have 2 technicians, a designated driver and a fully charged tablet and GPS.

“From the office team to the techs that come out to spray, customer service and customer satisfaction combined with GREAT RESULTS and always going the extra mile for clients makes Mosquito Joe of South Miami one of the best companies my wife and I have ever experienced. The spraying reminders, billing process and inquiries are handled with professionalism and expertise, we have referred a few of our friends and neighbors to the service and everyone agrees with us: It’s the best investment in making the outside fun again!”

-Jorge A

Mosquito Joe Transit Arrives

Our technicians will check to see if the customer is home and whether or not the yard is accessible, with all pets indoors. Although we don’t require you to be home when our technicians arrive, we do recommend slight initial interaction for your first spray in order to appropriately assess your yard and identify any problem areas you may or may not be aware of. We pride ourselves off of impeccable customer service and would love to meet you, guide you through the process, answer questions and address any problem areas with you. Next, we’ll canvas the property looking for active larvae populations and potential breeding grounds, and recommend ways to eliminate standing water in your yard.

“Friendly and professional staff. I have used Mosquito Joe for three years and have been able to enjoy my backyard again.”

-K.N.

Busy during the work week? No problem! We’ll leave behind a post-service door hanger at the end of service for you to review upon your return.

What’s the Science Behind an Itch-Free Yard?

Our trained technician will treat your yard with an effective barrier spray that eliminates biters for 21 days. Using a backpack sprayer designed for precise application, your technician targets shrubs and plants with a barrier spray that kills mosquitoes, ticks and fleas on contact and bonds to foliage, where it acts as a mosquito repellent for weeks to come. Wait a short 30 minutes before allowing your children and pets back outside to play!

Sensitive when it comes to your vegetation, ponds and flowerbeds? We’ve got you covered with our all-natural mosquito control treatment. As an alternative to our longer-lasting synthetic treatment, Mosquito Joe offers an all-natural mosquito pest control solution. Also administered through a barrier spray program, our all-natural solution repels mosquitoes immediately, but has less adhesive properties than our synthetic spray. Because of this, the all-natural solution will act as a repellent to deter new mosquitoes for a shorter time period and requires spraying on a 14-day cycle to ensure adequate protection.

“It actually works!! I was skeptical at first. The mosquitoes are so bad here, but not since we’ve had this service. My neighbors also signed up because they noticed that we had no mosquitoes.”

-Lisa R.

That’s a Wrap!

Being a Mosquito Joe technician can be a challenging job, working in harsh conditions with heavy equipment, but it’s very rewarding. Mosquito, tick and flea control is a necessary service and identifying and solving the unique problem areas in each individual yard can graciously improve our customers’ quality of life. Having the ability to give you and your family your yard back is an incredible feeling, and our technicians show up each and every day to do just that.

“Mosquito Joe delivered exactly what they promised. My family and I can actually enjoy our yard and pool area comfortably.”

-Emanuel L.

Is your outside keeping you inside? Contact your local Mosquito Joe today to schedule service for the 2019 season!

“For 8 years we have been battling the mosquito. We have stayed in many beautiful evenings because of the pests. For the first time this year, after one application by Mosquito Joe, we have enjoyed every night this summer sitting on our deck. What a great service!”

Dave F.

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2018 Customer Reviews

Mosquito control has continuously proven to be a service that everyone in the community can benefit from. At Mosquito Joe we combine our excellent treatments with unparalleled customer service to create an experience that’s easy, convenient, and most importantly effective. Here’s a look at some of the different kinds of satisfied customers that we service:

The Crowd-Pleasers

Entertaining guests is an activity many of our customers love. From hosting barbecues, neighborhood get-togethers, and outdoor parties, Mosquito Joe makes these events more enjoyable by guaranteeing an itch-free occasion.

 “Made our party wonderful in the midst of Louisiana summer heat.  Outside with no mosquito bites never happens for me and it did for my parents 50th anniversary party.  So lovely. I will use them every summer to keep mosquitoes away. I’m sold!”

 “Wonderful!  We normally cannot sit on our patio after 5pm unless we fog the perimeter.  Even then, we are only good for 4-5 hours.  Since our very first visit from Mosquito Joe, we can be out at all times of day or night.  It is amazing.  Even in the rain and after days of rain, we were not bothered by the bugs.  We thought our only option was a screened in patio.  Nope.  Open air for us. Its football season. TV is hung (outside) and “the patio is open”.  Game on plus cornhole, frisbee golf, can jam, cooking and eating outside! Thank-you Mosquito Joe. Wonderful staff as well.  Assistant is so kind and thorough when plotting the coverage area and love our Tech.  The owners are very involved as well and we appreciated a personal visit to check on our satisfaction with service.  Thanks!  I would and will recommend Mosquito Joe to everyone.”

 

 The Magnets

Mosquitoes suck for everyone, but believe it or not, some people have it worse than the rest. Along with the mosquito-borne illnesses that these pests can carry, simple mosquito bites can cause extreme allergic reactions and complications for some. Mosquito Joe prides itself on making outdoor spaces pleasant even for those most sensitive to mosquito bites.

“Mosquito Joe service has by far exceeded my expectations. I am that person who comes away from an outside get together with bites all over me, itching and miserable and it goes on for days. I have had about 5-6 bites this summer and all except 2 of them happened away from home. The two bites I have gotten on my own property have prompted me to call for an extra spraying which has taken care of the problem. The extra sprays were made promptly and efficiently. I plan to repeat the service next spring. LOVE YOU MOSQUITO JOE!!!”

 

 The Outdoor Enthusiasts

Enjoying outdoors is a major priority for all of our customers. Whether you like to spend quality time with grandkids, play with pets, or tend to a garden, our technicians make sure to thoroughly treat your outdoor spaces so that you can do what you love without swatting.

“We couldn’t even go outside to water our garden or flowers without getting bites…now after one service we can stay outside and do our gardening and lawn maintenance without any bug spray and no bites!”

“We can finally enjoy our yard again! Kids are playing and parents are gardening/building a deck without being attacked by swarms of mosquitoes. Love it. Difference was immediate. Checked out yard 1 hour after initial application and the mosquitoes were gone.”

 

The Skeptics

We realize that having an itch-free yard may seem impossible to some, but with Mosquito Joe your dreams of enjoying outdoors without bites can come true! Our technicians assess every yard to make sure that each problem area is taken care of.

“I had a severe infestation I got 18 bites just walking out in my yard to let the dog go potty. I saw the Mosquito Joe signs, and was skeptical but desperate. Since the first spray I haven’t been bitten once. Not ONE BITE. I Love Mosquito Joe I will Definitely recommend them to EVERYONE.”

 “Not gonna lie, I was a little bit skeptical about the services, thought was to good to be true, but after the first 2 applications I was sold and I was able to invest my yearly bug spray budget into more outdoor toys for my kids !!!”

 “I was skeptical about this service at first, but my backyard was literally mosquito free during even the peak times of dawn and dusk. Also, my dogs had literally no ticks on them these past few months. It’s well worth the cost for carefree time in the backyard with my family!!”

 

Spend more time outdoors and less time swatting. Click here to find a Mosquito Joe location near you!

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Is Our All-Natural Treatment Right for You?

 

At Mosquito Joe, we understand the importance of having options when it comes to pest control. We offer various treatments to cater to the needs of your family and your yard. In addition to our barrier spray and misting system options, our all-natural solution is a great way to keep your plants and flowers happy and healthy. To better determine if our all-natural treatment is right for you, read more about what this treatment option has to offer:

What is it?

Mosquito Joe’s all-natural treatment is an alternative to our longer-lasting synthetic barrier treatment. There are two spray options, one consists of garlic and the other of peppermint and rosemary essential oils. However, similar to our traditional treatment, trained technicians use a backpack sprayer in order to apply the all-natural formula to the foliage on your property. This allows for precise application and effectively eliminates mosquitoes from your yard.

What can I expect?

More frequent than our synthetic barrier treatment, trained technicians treat your property on a 14-day cycle to provide effective outdoor pest control. The garlic, peppermint and rosemary immediately begin to repel mosquitoes once the treatment is applied. These aromas will continue to deter mosquitoes from your property and therefore keep them from biting you and your family!

Who should get the all-natural treatment?

The all-natural treatment is suited for all properties, but certain customers would benefit from this option. Those who have fruit or vegetable-bearing plants often utilize this alternative. Our expert technicians inspect each property, ensuring they apply the treatment responsibly and effectively while avoiding harm to gardens. In addition to fruit and vegetable-bearing plants, delicate flowering plants are also carefully considered. Also, those concerned with the bees and other pollinators on their property could opt for the all-natural treatment. Our Pollinator Protection Program is our conscious effort to minimize harm done to our buzzing friend, the bee, while knocking out our pesky foe, the mosquito. When properly applied, the garlic or peppermint and rosemary treatments do not cause harm to plants or pollinators. The all-natural treatment is a viable option for customers with koi ponds or bird baths on their property.

Those who may be sensitive to using chemicals on their property or hesitant about the traditional synthetic option could opt for our all-natural treatment. Additionally, this treatment is an option for customers who have neighbors who are sensitive to chemicals or have severe allergies to chemical treatments. Our garlic and essential oil options contain no synthetic chemicals. This allows for customers to eliminate mosquitoes while remaining confident that their property is free of chemicals.

We strive to provide quality pest control solutions and we have a satisfaction guarantee in place to ensures you’re happy with your service. If interested in our all-natural option or any of our other pest control treatments, reach out to your local Mosquito Joe today for more details or a free property assessment and quote!

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Don’t Cancel Your Mosquito Control Service Too Early!

 

Although the weather is warm and the sun is shining, fall is just around the corner. Summer months coming to an end does not necessarily mean we’re saying goodbye to warmer temperatures, or those mosquitoes, just yet. Canceling your mosquito control service might be on the top of your to-do list since cooler months are ahead and kids are back in school, but don’t let dropping temperatures trick you into ending your mosquito control service early! It’s important to continue with your barrier spray treatments so you can maintain a protected outdoor area for you and your family. After all, the air will be cooler and the humidity will subside; making it the perfect time of year to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine or watch the kids play in the backyard after school. We wanted to share some information around the importance of completing the full season of barrier spray treatments before you consider canceling service.

If fall is quickly approaching, why continue service?

The last few sprays are some of the most important for a couple of reasons. Mosquitoes can be tricky creatures. They lay eggs, hibernate, and can survive some pretty frigid temperatures. The only things necessary in order for eggs to hatch are water and temperatures consistently above 50 degrees. This means mosquitoes may be continually living and breeding in your yard all year long. If you end your season early, female mosquitoes will have a chance to not only make your yard a home, but also to lay more eggs before the first freeze. Up to 300 eggs at a time to be exact! It is absolutely vital that our technicians get rid of those mosquitoes and mosquito larvae, by treating unavoidable areas of standing water which will keep your yard winterized. This will also keep ticks and fleas at bay.

It’s important to continue your barrier spray treatment as long as possible so you can continue to enjoy your yard as long as possible and ensure an itch-free start to 2019. If you have any questions about your season, contact your local Mosquito Joe, and they’ll be happy to explain the process to you.

Fall sports or events coming up? We’ve got you covered.

We offer commercial and special event sprays which could be great for fall sports and events. If your kiddos play football or soccer and you’d like an itch-free playing field, don’t hesitate to give us a call this fall! Because let’s face it, there is nothing worse than trying to cheer on your kids and enjoy a good game of ball while swatting away those pesky mosquitoes. We’d love to continue to partner with local sports leagues in our communities and ensure everyone’s eye is on the ball, not their ankles. Have an outside wedding or birthday party on the horizon? We can help keep mosquitoes off of your guest list so you can enjoy that special time together with family and friends. Call your local Mosquito Joe for more details!

Don’t let those mosquitoes trick you into ending service early or overlooking any commercials or special event sprays that may be necessary. You’ll thank us later!

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Meet a Joe: Josh Raulerson

*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!*

Josh comes to us from the sandy shores of Titusville, FL. Joining the corporate team in March as a graphic designer, Josh brings his passion for photography and visual arts to Mosquito Joe. His work has been used for print materials, social media, and even beer labeling! With his expertise, Josh has helped develop creative solutions and materials for the corporate staff as well as franchisees.

Here are some fun facts about Josh:

What led you to work for Mosquito Joe?

After my military career and college experience, I wanted to find a position that integrated structure and fun; a work-hard, play-hard mentality. Truth be told, I’m a structured kind of guy. I love organization and a well-developed plan, but I also like to have fun and take creative liberties that allow me grow as an artist and as a professional. Mosquito Joe has supported that lifestyle since day one.

What is your favorite part about your position at Mosquito Joe?

My favorite part about being a Graphic Designer here at Mosquito Joe would have to be the satisfaction I get from being a part of something bigger than myself. This role has allowed me to become a valuable asset in a modern and competitive business environment.

What are the biggest strengths professionally that you bring to the Mosquito Joe team?

As a professional, I think some of my biggest strengths include the willingness to learn, the desire to grow, and the determination to make it happen. I’m a doer! I consider myself to be a workhorse with no fear of doing what it takes to get the job done.

What’s your favorite Mosquito Joe tagline and why?

I believe that “Stop smacking yourself in the face” is my favorite tagline. The tagline is funny, effective, and fits right into the Mosquito Joe brand personality. It’s a powerful play on words connecting a mental thought and physical emotion with the reader. When you think mosquitoes, you think about smacking them to avoid the bite.

If they made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you and why?

I think I would have to choose Chris Pratt as my character. He seems like a likeable person with a warm onscreen presence. I can relate to him being quirky, charming, and the comic relief. He can be serious when he needs to be, and his positive outlook on life is something we have in common.

If you could plan your ultimate vacation, where would you go?

My ultimate vacation doesn’t necessarily have to be a certain location. I see value in visiting any location around the world I’ve never seen. I did a good amount of travel from my time in the Navy and can honestly say at the end of the day I just appreciate a cold beer, a good time, and nice view… That is the long version of saying, I don’t know where I would go.

How do you like to spend your time outdoors?

Most of my outdoor time can be spent at the beach, on a random hike/bike ride, or walking my dogs in my neighborhood. Because my profession customarily puts me at desk, I really try to spend as much time as I can outdoors. I love nature and all the wonderful things this planet has to offer, so I make it a part of my daily routine to step away from technology and go for a walk in the sun. I am also a freelance photographer, so it’s not uncommon to find me outdoors taking pictures of anything from local events to landscapes and wildlife.

How attracted are mosquitoes to you?

Not really sure how to answer that, but if you’re asking if I’m immune to mosquito bites, I’m not. They are terrible. They are a nuisance and can really kill the outdoor vibe.

If you were shipwrecked, what three items would you want to land on shore with you? 

  1. 4-6 inch fixed blade knife
  2. Fire Starter (Flint and Steel)
  3. Volleyball
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