Mosquito Shield of Appleton and the Fox ValleyAppleton and the Fox Valley
Our Story

Hi, my name is Nathan Grundy and I’m the owner of Mosquito Shield of Appleton and the Fox Valley. 

At Mosquito Shield of Appleton and the Fox Valley, Wisconsin, our goal is to provide the best residential mosquito control service with the highest levels of customer service, allowing our customers to enjoy their yards, homes and time with family to the fullest.

My mission is for Mosquito Shield of Appleton and the Fox Valley to be the top mosquito protection business in the Fox Valley by providing superior results and the best customer service. 

We will provide more sprays, better results, and a better price by developing the most proficient technicians that will use the superior Mosquito Shield procedures and products. 

We will get to know every customer and treat them as part of the Mosquito Shield Family.

I have a strong connection to the Fox Valley and Appleton region, having grown up here and graduated from Oshkosh West High School. 

My family and I hold a deep affection for our community and enjoy welcoming friends and family to our yard. 

During the summer, you’ll often find us out boating and fishing on Lake Winnebago or indulging in the delicious offerings of our preferred local eatery, Jolly Roger’s Pizzeria in New London. They offer the finest pizza in a family-friendly ambiance, and it’s a locally owned and operated establishment. 

Furthermore, Appleton holds the distinction of being the childhood home of Harry Houdini. I also love cruising the Ave and admiring all the remarkable cars on display.

My journey of community service started during my junior year of high school when I enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard in Oshkosh. Following that, I joined the Active-Duty Army, dedicating 26 years of service before returning home to the Fox Valley alongside my family.

When I was asked about my decision to venture into a franchise opportunity focused on mosquito and tick control with Mosquito Shield, I confidently responded, “as I concluded my career in the Army, I was certain that I wanted to become a business owner. Mosquito Shield presented me with the chance to contribute to my community by creating mosquito-free outdoor havens for families and friends to enjoy.” 

Now, I get to protect my community so they can enjoy their yards with drastically less mosquitoes with their family and friends.

I love that Mosquito Shield strives to provide their customers with the highest quality mosquito and tick control services in the industry. 

They carry on that mission every day by having the most superior product, equipment, and operational procedures of any other mosquito control business in the nation. 

No other company can top our proprietary Mosquito Protection Blend, van, backpack and other equipment, or our 10-17 day service cycle which truly does break the mosquito life cycle.

As a former Federal Law Enforcement Officer in the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, I possess a high ethical standard, an attribute that directly correlates to how I run my business. Therefore, my customers know they can trust us and expect 100% transparency and dedication from my technicians and me.

I also worked with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, and during my time with them I held the role of a Supervisory Special Agent. This position allowed me to safeguard and serve both the military community and fellow service members. 

Overseeing criminal investigations and providing close-in protection and security for the highest-ranking Department of Defense Officials during their day-to-day activities in Washington D.C. and around the world was a significant aspect of my role. 

Drawing from my years of experience in the Army, including team building, mission planning, operational management, and networking, I am poised to establish a finely tuned team of motivated technicians who prioritize attention to detail and take pride in their service.

I will take the values and attributes I learned and developed over those years and apply them to developing Mosquito Shield of Appleton as the most trusted and knowledgeable mosquito control service in the Fox Valley. 

My customers can expect perfection from our team. We will provide the highest quality mosquito control services in the area, guaranteed or your money back.

I offer a money-back guarantee to back up that statement and our work. Customers will be satisfied with their results, or they will receive a full refund.

Our Story

Mosquito Shield® was founded in 2001 as a direct answer to a major problem: mosquitoes. In the absence of an effective mosquito control service and the inadequacy of personal products, a new solution was necessary.

For the past two decades, we’ve mastered our blend of all-natural oils and select control products to become that solution. We’ve tested different blends, application methods, and frequencies of applications to perfect an effective and responsible solution. The result is Mosquito Shield.

Our numbers would demonstrate that we’ve filled the gap. 8 out of every 10 customers return year after year, and we now service tens of thousands of American households.

To hear what our clients are saying, please visit our customer reviews and testimonials section.


Mosquito Shield® is a leading residential mosquito and tick control service with over 120 franchise locations across the United States. Each of Mosquito Shield’s franchises are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.

With the threat of mosquito and tick-borne illnesses on the rise in the United States, Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation was launched in 2013 and has since developed into a leading franchise opportunity in the growing pest-control industry.

Best in results
Franchise Satisfaction Award 2015
Franchise Satisfaction Award 2016
Fastest Growing Franchise 2021
Top Franchises 2021
Franchise 500 2022
20 years in Service

What Makes Mosquito Shield Better?

We’re the only company in the industry that reacts to mosquito behavior. Without a set schedule, we can adapt to your yard's needs and the mosquitoes around it.

On average, we visit every 10-17 days to ensure a mosquito-free lifestyle.

Mosquito Proprietary Blend

Mosquito Proprietary Blend


Our special blend began 20 years ago and we continually evolve it to maximize effectiveness.

Science created our formula, and science continues to adapt it so it remains the most effective spray in the game.

Environmentally Smart Practices

Environmentally Smart Practices


All of our technicians are trained in environmentally smart practices. They target active mosquito areas and are taught the signs to recognize them.

This means less overall spraying, more dead mosquitoes, and a healthy ecosystem in your backyard.

Money Back Guarantee

Money Back Guarantee


If you’re not happy with our services, let us know. We’ll work hard to make it right, including offering a service call spray if needed.

If you’re unhappy with the results after your first visit, simply notify us within 7 days and we will issue you a full refund.

Shield Your Family


You can’t put a price on peace of mind and relaxation. With our service, you can relax knowing that we are helping protect your pets, kids, friends and loved ones outside. We kill and repel mosquitoes, ticks, and therefore help keep away the diseases that come with them.


We want to help you enjoy your yard again by delivering a mosquito-free environment that allows you to spend more time outdoors.


From start to finish, you’ll see we’re passionate about what we do. We don’t make you sign contracts or upsell you on services that you do not need. Our service application is tailored to your property and includes our proven mosquito proprietary blend technology. We’re here to help you and control mosquitoes, not the other way around.

New Mosquito Shield Technology

State-of-the-art routing software enables our Mosquito Shield of Appleton and the Fox Valley Technicians to deliver on flexible treatment schedules. We are able to map out ahead of time when treatments will be needed. This information is relayed to you to better serve and communicate the timing and details of each application.

While our sprayer equipment may look similar to others, it too has been engineered for maximum effectiveness. With it, we can apply our products more efficiently and with greater accuracy and control.
New Mosquito Technology
Expert Technicians

Expert Technicians

Our technicians are trained specifically on mosquito and tick control products. We’re not just another guy with a backpack and van or a lawn care provider that will “set and forget” later. This is what we do and we take it very seriously. Not only are our technicians trained on products, they’re trained on mosquito and tick behavior as well as species identification.

That knowledge is used to maximize treatments and minimize the time taken to do it.

Get started by contacting our team today!