If there is one thing we have learned it is that there are many misconceptions about women in the pest control industry! So while we could write a blog post about the pest control industry and why women are a good fit for Mosquito Joe, we thought there were a few people who could do a better job. In our blog series the Women of Mosquito Joe, we highlight the incredible women that are a part of the MoJo family and why it is no longer a man’s world!
This month we chatted with Tiffany Farmer of Mosquito Joe of New Orleans. After speaking with a Mosquito Joe franchisee who just happened to be their neighbors, Tiffany and her husband Terry decided it was the perfect fit. Some say the mosquito is the state bird of Louisiana so Tiffany felt a strong urge to protect herself and her family, but also her community.
What is your role in the Mosquito Joe business?
My role in the business is running the day to day operations. I get the technicians ready and on their routes, then I take the calls and answer questions and sign customers up. You could say I do it all…except spraying.
How do you balance this with your family or home life?
The balance between home and work life is pretty easy. I work from home, so that makes it simple for me. I set a time of day when work is done and then I switch over to family. You have to find the right balance that fits for you, and thankfully Mosquito Joe is the perfect balance for us.
When considering opening your own business, why did you choose Mosquito Joe?
I choose Mosquito Joe because it didn’t feel like just another franchise, it felt like a family. To me, family is the most important thing so why not work with family and make a living? It’s really fun for us and was definitely the right choice.
There are often misconceptions around the pest control industry and in particular with women working in that industry (that it’s dirty, etc.); what are your thoughts on those?
I do not find the pest control business to be dirty. Everything from our van and the way our technicians provide the service is so well organized that it doesn’t FEEL like pest control. This brand is awesome because no one likes mosquitoes, we get rid of them, and more importantly we get to make outside fun again for families.
We’re so proud Tiffany and Terry are a part of the Mosquito Joe family.