The pest management sector is universally wanted, however the preferred manufacturers are dominated by males. In comes MissQuito, a mosquito management franchise based and led by ladies.
“What can we do that may set ladies up for fulfillment exterior of the traditional trade?” Basic Supervisor Natasha Oldham stated. Her aim was to arrange a model that may create enterprise alternatives for ladies.
The Atlanta-based firm has two territories, a company location in Atlanta and a franchised location that simply opened in Cleveland, Ohio. The model launched in 2020 and began franchising this yr. MissQuito is underneath the Rollins umbrella, which additionally owns Orkin, Safeguard and Waltham Pest Providers, amongst different pest management manufacturers.
“Mosquito management is a fairly easy service that’s offered, nevertheless it’s an efficient service,” Oldham stated.
The model selected the franchising route for enlargement as a result of it wished to simply given ladies the chance to open their very own companies.
“It’s straightforward to work for somebody, nevertheless it’s more durable, however extra rewarding, to work for your self,” Oldham stated.
Oftentimes ladies are those enjoying exterior with their households or pets, she stated. “We’re spending numerous time exterior. So, how can we successfully not solely run a enterprise, however care for households within the course of?” Oldham stated.
MissQuito, she stated, is the reply.
The model is open to increasing wherever, nevertheless it’s centering its efforts within the southeastern United States, the place the climate is muggier and most frequently individuals cope with the impacts of mosquitos of their yards.
MissQuito is searching for franchisees with an expert mindsest, no matter their academic or profession backgrounds, Oldham stated.
“That flexibility, and somebody who’s simply searching for progress potential,” she stated.
The model has year-round and seasonal alternatives, relying on the place a franchisee is trying to open their enterprise.
“We cater to form of what the person is searching for,” Oldham stated.
Fashionable mosquito management franchises embrace Mosquito Squad, Mosquito Joe and Mosquito Authority. In 2021, Mosquito Joe had 413 items and systemwide gross sales hit $122.2 million. In the identical yr, Mosquito Squad’s gross sales hit $102.4 million throughout 237 items, all however three of that are in america. Mosquito Authority’s international gross sales hit $57 million throughout its 528 territories.
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