Mosquito Joe Breaks Philanthropic Records During Nat'l Mosquito Control Awareness Week
Mosquito Joe continues to make impressive strides in customer acquisition and franchise growth through its effective sprays and backyard treatments, but the brand’s contributions have extended beyond protecting families from mosquitoes locally. It is now helping overseas through its fifth annual “Beat the Bloodsuckers” campaign.
Throughout Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 25 through July 1, 2017, Mosquito Joe helped raise awareness about mosquito-borne illnesses by joining forces with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, which aims to raise awareness around about awareness, funds, and voices to protect vulnerable families from malaria - a deadly, but preventable disease carried by mosquitoes.
For each new customer serviced that week, participating Mosquito Joe franchisees donated $10 to Nothing But Nets, to pay for an insecticide-treated bed net to be provided to a family in sub-Saharan Africa at risk of malaria and without the resources to stay protected. By collecting $14,100 in donations, Mosquito Joe was able to donate more than 1,400 nets to the campaign.
In addition to the new initiative, the brand also continued partnering with local blood donation centers across the country, which it has done for the past four years. Throughout the campaign, participating franchisees organized blood drives to give back to local communities as part of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Through this partnership, the brand was able to raise an additional $6,353 - bringing the donation total between both causes to $20,453.
“Each year, Mosquito Control Awareness Week provides an opportunity to educate our consumers about pest control,” said Mosquito Joe CEO Kevin Wilson. “We’re proud of the impact that we were able to make this year, doubling last year’s fundraising, through both of these partnerships and look forward to continue building momentum in upcoming months.”
Beyond its notable charitable partnerships, Mosquito Joe continues to be recognized as an industry leader in business. This year, the brand was named the ‘#1 Top New Franchise’ and ‘Best of the Best - #1 in Pest Control’ by Entrepreneur Magazine and a Top Low Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review, showing that the brand is making waves as it grows. Additionally, the brand’s parent company (Buzz Franchise Brands) was ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work list.
The demand for Mosquito Joe’s expert services continues to grow as concerns surrounding Zika virus as well as prevalence of Lyme disease, spread by ticks, have prompted a growing number of consumers to turn to the brand’s services for help. But Mosquito Joe isn’t just expanding into new territories to keep up with that demand. Additionally, the company is increasing its education initiatives on both national and local levels.
“Our goal ultimately is to ensure we’re doing our part to protect families, and we can think of no better way to do so than by encouraging our franchisees to be proactive in the communities they serve,” said Wilson. “The contributions of our hardworking franchisees, numerous accolades and overall growth are signs that Mosquito Joe is moving in the right direction, and we look forward to a bright future.”