CARROLLTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- MosquitoNix®, the nation's leader in mosquito control and mosquito misting systems, announced today that it is offering franchise opportunities for the first time in five years, primarily to existing outdoor service business owners. MosquitoNix® is expanding nationwide as part of a strategic plan to double its size in 2013, and open as many as 50 new franchises in 2013. With a nationwide surge in demand for mosquito control, MosquitoNix® projects opening upwards of 200 franchisees by 2015.
"We have changed our franchise model to capitalize on a rise in demand for MosquitoNix® all around the country," said Dan O'Neal, chairman & CEO of FEMO Group Franchise System, MosquitoNix's parent company. "Now an existing outdoor service business can 'add on' MosquitoNix® in an easy and affordable way to help their customers get rid of mosquitoes and other flying insects. MosquitoNix® will help businesses compete in this profitable fast growing business. A minimum investment and being licensed in the state in which you operate is all it takes to join our team."
MosquitoNix® offers installed mosquito misting systems and ongoing barrier treatments called QuickNix. MosquitoNix® eliminates flying, biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see ums, flies, fleas, and ticks. MosquitoNix® misting system nozzles are placed every ten to twelve feet around the perimeter of a home, and on average mist three to four times per day, each lasting 20 to 45 seconds. Pyrethrum, permethrin, and essential oils are the active ingredients used in our mosquito control systems. QuickNix is a three-step program that includes fogging, granules and larvicide (Bt-israelensis (Bt-i)) applications. MosquitoNix® franchises are exclusive to each market. Franchise partners get brand affiliation, comprehensive training, and ongoing sales and marketing support. MosquitoNix® discounts (up to 30%) on products and operational efficiencies, allows franchisees to show a greater profit margin and continue to grow their business. Qualified franchisees can receive up to fifty-percent financing of the Initial Franchise Fee (IFF).
Mosquito control is a fast growing industry due to changing weather patterns across North America and the emerging threat of mosquito borne illnesses. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Nile virus (WNV) is now endemic to the United States and peak time for the spread of the virus will be from July through October, surging in August. In 2012, forty-eight states reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. As of December 11, 2012, a total of 5,387 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 243 deaths, had been reported to CDC. Of these, 2,734 (51%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 2,653 (49%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease. The 5,387 cases was the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to the CDC through the second week in December since 2003. Eighty percent of the cases were reported from 13 states. A third of all cases were reported from Texas.
"It may be winter but now is the time for families to prepare for mosquito season, which starts in the spring and ends in the late fall. MosquitoNix® empowers people with the best mosquito control to enjoy the outdoors safely without flying insects and the ongoing threat of mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile virus, Dengue Fever and Encephalitis. We are looking for pest control professionals, landscapers, pool & spa and any other outdoor service business owners to take advantage of the current high demand for mosquito control in the marketplace," said Josh Ingram, Vice President of Operations at MosquitoNix®.
MosquitoNix® franchise expansion will initially focus on regions in North America most affected by the West Nile outbreak, like Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska and Virginia.
MosquitoNix®, a division of FEMO Group Franchise System, is the nation's leader in mosquito misting systems, servicing tens of thousands of customers in more than 400 U.S. cities and 14 countries. MosquitoNix® uses effective solutions to eliminate flying, biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see ums, flies, fleas, and ticks. MosquitoNix® empowers customers to protect their families against mosquitoes and enjoy their outdoor lifestyles. An industry expert, MosquitoNix® focuses on customer service and manufacturers its own systems.
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