Hi, we’re Andrew and Gabby Barrs and we’re the owners of Mosquito Shield of Chattahoochee Valley. Our goal is to provide the best mosquito control with the highest levels of customer service, allowing our customers to enjoy your homes and time with family to the fullest.
We’re a husband-and-wife team that met in Atlanta and now live in Columbus, Georgia, where Andrew was born and raised. He will be focusing on the business finances and strategy relying on his prior experience in other businesses. I have a deep passion for people and children, which will complement my focus on the relationship/customer and marketing side. We plan to do the spraying on our own until we get a customer base capable of supporting our first technician.
Andrew has lived in Columbus his entire life with the exception of his time in college and 1 year of work. He went to the University of Alabama and spent a year in Atlanta working (now remote) for WestRock (formerly known as Mead West Vaco). I lived in Recife, Brazil before moving to the U.S. 3 years ago. Since then, I’ve spent half of that time in Atlanta and the rest in Columbus.
Here in Columbus, we’re adjacent to one of the largest military training bases in the country, known as FT. Benning. Columbus is also the farthest point you can travel if you sail up the Chattahoochee River from the Gulf of Mexico.
Andrew has always worked in corporate finance. However, he was a customer of the mosquito control industry. That’s part of what got us into Mosquito Shield. While searching for mosquito control, he could only find services that wouldn’t come often enough, or that would come often but their product did not work.
That’s part of why we fell in love with Mosquito Shield. Their services and applications adapt to the mosquito populations and weather activity. There’s not a fixed monthly service. On top of that, there’s a money back guarantee if you don’t see a difference. We’re excited to provide the Chattahoochee Valley the service it deserves.
We also see Mosquito Shield as a way to improve the lives of our customers and help them enjoy their time with family at home. I have a huge passion for families and can brighten the day of any person I meet. My people skills will be a major asset to our business as we execute our growth strategies.
When asked what attracted them to Mosquito Shield, they said, “We were attracted to the brand and the team behind it all (the seasonal aspect of the business was a huge plus as well). One of our goals is to set the first-year record for new customers in a territory. We also want to replace ourselves as the first techs so that we can focus on growing our business and become the market leader in mosquito control in our territory. Our main goal, however, is to provide a service experience worthy of 5-star reviews from our customers.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!