Normally the sight of our bright yellow Mosquito Joe van brings a sigh of relief to customers because they know they’ll be enjoying the spring and summer months in their yard without the pesky mosquitoes. But this past weekend in Charleston, WV Mosquito Joe customers were first surprised, then relieved, to see the MoJo van for a completely unexpected reason.
A large chemical spill that contaminated water supplies in the area left thousands of West Virginia residents without usable water last week. When Jeff Holmes, the owner of Mosquito Joe of the Tri-State Area (KY, OH, WV) learned of what was happening, he took action to help his customers in Charleston who were affected by the water emergency.
“We were sitting here watching the news and seeing what was going on down there in Charleston with the chemical spill into their water system, and how 300,000 or so people were without water,” Holmes said. “Anytime you see something like that, you kind of think of people you know in that area, and for us, that’s our customers.”
Read about Jeff’s efforts to support his customers and bring bottled water to residents in the Charleston, WV area in the Portsmouth Daily Times article that featured the story.
A huge thank you to Jeff Holmes and Mosquito Joe of the Tri-State Area for being a different kind of neighborhood hero this past weekend. We’re proud to have you as part of the Mosquito Joe Family.