Yes, Mosquito Squad has locations throughout the United States with an almost even split between locations in the North and those in the South. Mosquito and tick control is needed in almost every state. Many of our franchisees enjoy the seasonal aspect of the Mosquito Squad business as it allows them the freedom and flexibility to enjoy their lifestyle goals, while also having time to fully plan and prepare for the next season.
Working on your business is just as important, if not more important, than working in your business. During the “off season”, you will focus on growing your business by growing and preparing for the next mosquito season. You will work on building your marketing plan, budgeting, renewals, etc.
While every state requires a license to be in a pest control business, only a few require experience in pest control. Less than 1% of the franchisees in the Mosquito Squad business come from a pest control background.
Every state has licensing requirements that will need to be met prior to your operational start date. Mosquito Squad will help guide you through this process.
Most franchisees start their Mosquito Squad business from home, but many relocate the business within a short period of time as the business is quite scalable, and may outgrow a home office. Mosquito Squad does not require a retail location however, this keeps your overhead very low throughout the life of the business.
As with any business, someone must be devoted to starting and overseeing the business full-time. While most franchisees take this on themselves, Mosquito Squad has worked with General Managers or spouses to ensure there is full-time management in place.
Most locations will start with one truck and build that vehicle to capacity. Once that vehicle nears capacity, additional vehicles are added.
Mosquito Squad does not charge a percentage based royalty – instead, a monthly brand licensing fee was requested by the franchisees to help manage cash flow and more rapid growth as many of the customers pay at the beginning of the season for the entire season. The effective rate of the brand licensing fee is well below our competitors, some of whom require royalties as high at 10.0% (not to mention other significant ongoing fees).
The Franchise Disclosure Document will provide you with an estimated initial investment range; however, during the discovery process, you will be guided through a process of compiling a business plan which will help you determine your “all-in” investment. This investment will vary based on each franchisee’s launch and growth strategy (example – some franchisees will have a vehicle already on hand, some franchisees will hire a General Manager, etc.)
Yes, all Mosquito Squad territories are exclusive. You will be granted a territory in which to sell the products and services you are authorized to sell under the Franchise Agreement. Your Territory is based on demographics and other characteristics including population density, average income and other characteristics of the surrounding area, natural boundaries, extent of competition and the amount and size of urban, suburban and rural areas. Also, while some competitors require you to invest in multiple territories to equal the size of one Mosquito Squad territory, we award individual territories that are sufficient to build an attractive business and often equivalent to what would require three or four territories from our competitors.
Yes, you may be granted express permission to sell or service customers in an unlicensed territory adjacent to your territory; however, you must agree that when this adjacent territory is licensed to another franchisee, you will cease all sales and service efforts in the previously open territory and turn any customers over to the adjacent franchisee.
If it wasn't for the amazing support of the staff at OLB, there is no way I would have been able to get up and running in the time between May and have an operational business in the mid-June, early July timeframe.
Having a whole network of family of other people in business that are other franchisees and also having the great network of people at home base is huge to the business
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The support that we received from OLB the Mosquito Squad support team, and other franchisees has been overwhelmingly helpful.
The support has been great… support from other franchisees was awesome. They put me in touch with some of the more seasoned franchisees and they were very welcoming and allowed me to come visit them. I would say the support has been outstanding.
We love the idea of being our own bosses and growing a business that would give back to our community and allow us the flexibility to be with our young children