Women of Mosquito Joe

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Franchise Business Review surveyed 8,880 female franchisees from 266 leading franchise brands to determine the best franchising opportunities for women, based 100 percent on franchisee satisfaction. 

Each survey participant was asked 33 benchmark questions about their franchisor that focused on areas such as leadership, training and core values. It also inquired about 16 more personal questions concerning their business lifestyle and overall enjoyment of running their franchise.

We are excited to announce that Mosquito Joe was recognized as a top franchise for women in 2019! To celebrate, we wanted to highlight some of our amazing #girlbosses that put in the work, time and effort to make their Mosquito Joe locations successful.

Mosquito Joe of NW Houston & S Brazos Valley | Kate Gould

Kate Gould became a part of the Mosquito Joe family in 2015 and owns two territories in Texas. Kate’s favorite part of owning a Mosquito Joe franchise is being able to involve her kids and show them the results of hard work.  Kate said, “my favorite memories involve the customers we have helped. In particular, a lady who had contracted West Nile and was afraid of being outside who was able to garden again, and a toddler who was allergic to mosquitoes who was able to go outside and play on a slip and slide without her mother running her inside.  It means a lot when you realize that what you do has a real impact.”


Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida | Sara Bess

Sara Bess also joined the Mosquito Joe family in 2015 and is the owner of Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida. She currently owns two territories and is in the process of opening another!  Sara enjoys owning a Mosquito Joe business because of the flexibility it offers. She can work from home and still be a Mom to her four school-aged kids. She also said, “as a veteran in a military community, both my husband and I love that Mosquito Joe has really become a part of our community. Wherever we go to an event, I always see people we know and hear how they love our service.”  Mosquito Joe is a great family business with wonderful support from Corporate and the other franchisees. There is always someone to ask for advice, a forum for discussions, and lots of great marketing material. It is very much a team effort!

Mosquito Joe of Baton Rouge | Marla Mullins

Marla Mullins joined Mosquito Joe in 2016 and owns two territories in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Marla loves that she can manage a business and a household while maintaining a flexible schedule. The fact that on any given day she can transition from being a business owner to a technician, teacher or homemaker is confirmation that her days are never monotonous! 

She quotes, “my favorite moments are when men approach my husband for information about Mosquito Joe services and he refers them to me!” That’s definitely a #girlboss moment!


Mosquito Joe of Gulf Coast Alabama | Gail Yongue

Joining in 2015, Gail Yongue is another one of the first female franchise owners of Mosquito Joe. MoJo has allowed her to provide a great service to her community, create local jobs, and support her community in meaningful ways through giving back. One of her favorite memories showcases the growth and confidence that she has gotten from Mosquito Joe:

“One that sticks with me is handing over the van keys to our first employee. I almost couldn’t let them go, and 5 seasons later I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was the first step in learning to let go, having confidence I had chosen the right person for the job, we had trained them well, and we needed to trust they would make Mosquito Joe proud.”

Other Women of Mosquito Joe

Jessica Fredieu of Mosquito Joe of Lafayette-Lake Charles is the Chief Operating Officer and helps her dad run the business. Jessica said Mosquito Joe has given her the opportunity to, “grow exponentially both on a personal and professional level since joining the franchise in 2018.” Her favorite memory thus far would be convention because of the camaraderie that comes with bonding with the Corporate team and collaborating with like-minded MoJo owners. 

Jodi Elliott of Mosquito Joe of Braintree-Weymouth has been a franchisee owner since 2018. Her favorite memory is attending the local home shows with the local Neighborly franchisees in her region.  She enjoys the support, being able to work with them and share best practices.

Thank you to all of the amazing women at Mosquito Joe that put in the hours and time that it takes to make our system successful! If you’re looking for a fun, fast-growing opportunity with great long-term financial potential, look no further than Mosquito Joe. Request more information here and we’ll be in touch!