A Leader in Outdoor Pest Control Franchising

Interview with Lou Schager, CFE, Brand President of Mosquito Joe®, a Neighborly® Company for Landscape Management Magazine.


Q: Why should any outdoor service professional consider owning an outdoor pest control franchise like Mosquito Joe?

A: We are proud that our Mosquito Joe services bring health and happiness to families and their pets across America. Our full line of outdoor pest control services combat perimeter pests such as ants, spiders, and cockroaches from entering a home and complements our signature mosquito and tick services to ensure outside is fun again for families. Just as important is Mosquito Joe’s commitment to ecofriendly services, which demonstrates our dedication to providing effective greener services and education of environmentally responsible methods to control outdoor pests.


Q: What does the support from the Mosquito Joe franchisor look like to their business owners?

A: We support Owners throughout the startup phase of their business through a robust training plan. Our Owners come from all walks of life so having prior experience in pest control isn’t a requirement. We have Urban Entomologists on staff that have created a comprehensive field training plan. We hold an extensive training course at our corporate office where new Owners learn about our business model, operations, marketing, and any other information required to become experts in the pest control industry. We have an expert marketing team that provides custom local marketing plans, website creation and optimization, content creation, social media and numerous other valuable assets that grow brand awareness and customer recruitment.


Q: What does the opening process look like for Mosquito Joe?

A: The startup phase for business owners can take a few months. In addition to on-site training, our Franchise Business Coaches and Urban Entomologists take a hands-on approach and visit each new Owner’s place of business to delve deeper into their specific start-up needs to ensure a successful launch.


Q: What personal background or experience would you say makes a great fit for the Mosquito Joe brand and its culture?

A: Our team seeks candidates who hold “PHDs”, which stands for Passionate, Hungry and Driven. It’s our fun way to describe the qualities we feel provide the foundation for a successful Owner. Mosquito Joe Owners have come from backgrounds that are wide and varied, to include military veterans, corporate finance, nurses and physicians, pilots, and
first responders to name just a few. In short, we look for prospective Owners who exude positivity as this commonly translates into confidence to connect with their community to establish long-term customer relationships and an enduring, profitable business.

Related Blogs

Which Franchise Is Right For You?

Whether you want to achieve your professional goals by starting your first business or have the flexibility to be your own boss, Neighborly® is ready to help you build a legacy in the home services industry.