Mosquito Joe

Massive Potential In A Fragmented Market

Massive Potential In A Fragmented Market

Pool & Spa News

The pool service segment has gained another franchiser with aspirations to go national. Virginia Beach, Va.-based Buzz Franchise Brands, parent company to Mosquito Joe pest control services, recently launched Pool Scouts.

The first location opened in Virginia Beach at the start of 2016 and was set up through the acquisition of a construction company’s service division. Pool Scouts will revolve around the cleaning and maintenance of residential pools.

“That’s kind of where our sweet spot is,” said Michael Wagner, president of Pool Scouts. “We do some small repairs and we’ll likely do some commercial pools. But, really, our focus area is on single-family residents with pools in their backyards.”

Delta Sky Magazine Article on Finding The Right Franchise

Delta Sky Magazine Article on Finding The Right Franchise

Delta Sky Magazine

Franchising 101: An In-Depth look at Franchising

The April issue of Delta Sky Magazine dives into franchising and how to find the right fit. The editors collected input from franchisors, consultants and top franchisees in this information article.

Mosquito Joe CEO Kevin Wilson shares his experiences with Mosquito Joe franchisees in their first year.

Zika Has Americans Buying Up Repellents

Zika Has Americans Buying Up Repellents

NBC News

Zika headlines have Americans freaked out about mosquito bites, and that's good news for companies that make bug repellent.

Shoppers are stocking up on various types of mosquito repellent and are expected to add more to their carts as spring sets in and mosquito season reaches its peak.

"There are brands that are selling insect repellent garments to ward off concerns about Zika," said Marshal Cohen, retail market research analyst at NPD Group. "This trend will likely pick up as the weather gets more into mosquito season."

Buzz Franchise Brands Launches New Pool Service Franchise, Pool Scouts

Buzz Franchise Brands Launches New Pool Service Franchise, Pool Scouts

1851 Franchise

Pool ownership is a dream for countless people. In fact, more than 10 million U.S. homes have made that dream already come true for many. However, according to MarketResearch.com, there are 50,929 pool service businesses providing a disjointed customer experience that varies drastically from market to market, and sometimes block to block.

Enter Pool Scouts. Recently founded by Buzz Franchise Brands, the franchisor of sister company Mosquito Joe, Pool Scouts was created on the same principle that fueled Mosquito Joe’s growth – customer satisfaction first.

Outbreak Of Zika Has Phones Ringing

Outbreak Of Zika Has Phones Ringing

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.

The virus often produces either no symptoms or mild ones like fever in adults, but an outbreak in Brazil has been linked to a rare birth defect that causes a newborn's heads to be smaller and brain development issues. Outbreaks also have been reported in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas.

Mosquito Joe Makes List of Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises

Mosquito Joe Makes List of Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises

Entrepreneur Magazine: Fastest Growing Franchises

The franchising business is booming, and nowhere is that more evident than Entrepreneur’s fastest-growing franchises ranking. Growth is the goal of every franchise system, of course, but not all achieve it as successfully as our top performers. To find out their secret sauce, we asked executives from the companies in our ranking. As their responses poured in, a clear theme emerged: Real growth -- growth that’s not only quick, but sustainable -- comes from a focus on people; not just the franchisees, but the employees they hire, the customers they serve, and the corporate staff who support them. In short: Take care of people and the numbers take care of themselves.