Mosquito Shield was founded in September of 2001 in response to the absence of an effective residential mosquito control service and the inadequacy of control products such as body sprays, candles and mosquito magnets. Now, over 1 million treatments and over 330 franchise locations later, Mosquito Shield’s proprietary control products and specialized spray techniques keep tens of thousands of American homes mosquito- and tick-free every year.
Its vector-trained technicians treat common-use areas such as pools, decks, patios and swing sets while paying special attention to where mosquitos and ticks breed and congregate. Its proprietary products and equipment deliver the most effective mosquito and tick control in the industry — highlighted by a 84 percent customer-retention rate year over year. With over 20 years spent developing its own blend, the company has created a three-pronged approach that kills mosquitos, masks CO2 (what attracts mosquitoes), and repels them away from customers’ properties. In March of 2022, Mosquito Shield was acquired by Five Star Franchising, an innovative service-based franchise platform company. It is still the same popular brand, but can now offer franchisees enhanced technology, branding, marketing, support and more. Mosquito Shield has awarded over 320 territories and was recently ranked by Entrepreneur as one of the Top Home-Based & Mobile Franchises and voted as a top franchise for women, despite this industry typically viewed as male dominated. It is actively looking for franchise candidates in Nashville and Chattanooga Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., Columbia, S.C., New Orleans and the Florida Panhandle.
Franchisee Success Stories
Two new franchisees in 2021 have four children, demanding careers, and own two locations in two different states. Yet, they still shattered new client acquisition records in their first year in 2021.
A 2021 franchisee had a longterm goal after joining the Mosquito Shield family. She wanted to grow the business to eventually allow her to step away from her current career and be at home to manage the business as they scaled it. She was able to achieve this in her first season with Mosquito Shield
Mosquito Shield is not a small business. The largest owner has over 4,500 clients and can only operate six months out of the year, allowing him the freedom to enjoy the rewards of his successful business the remainder of the year.
MOSQUITO SHIELD IS A LIFESTYLE BRAND. IDEAL MOSQUITO SHIELD FRANCHISE OWNER
Looking to keep their full-time jobs
Married couples who want to grow a business on the side that may allow one or both spouses to leave their corporate careers
Don’t want to manage a lot of people
Searching for something that is a low investment
Require the ability to have all of this while maintaining a quality work/life balance