Mosquito Shield Partners with Franchise FastLane to Accelerate National Expansion
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Residential Mosquito Control Franchise Experiencing Rapid Growth during COVID Pandemic
North Attleboro, MA: Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation, a leading residential mosquito and tick control service with over 50 locations across the United States, today announced that it has partnered with Franchise FastLane, a franchise sales organization that works with select franchisors to drive growth.
Through this partnership, Mosquito Shield and Franchise FastLane will be working together to perfect Mosquito Shield’s franchisee discovery process and generate qualified leads for open territories across the United states.
Of the company’s recent focus on growth, Mosquito Shield CEO David Briggs said, “Residential mosquito and tick control is a fast-growing business sector, and as the first company in this space over 19 years ago, we have the foundation to be extremely well-positioned for expansion.”
While Franchise FastLane usually partners with emerging brands who are still working out their system, Mosquito Shield has spent the past two decades developing its operations, training, support, and marketing channels before introducing a franchise model for local entrepreneurs in 2013. Until now, the brand has handled development in-house, growing organically to 60 locations by adding six to seven franchisees each year, while staying laser-focused on its core offering. Now, Mosquito Shield is ready to accelerate that growth.
“We are looking to triple in size over the next 24 months,” said Michael Moorhouse, Vice President of Franchise Sales at Mosquito Shield. “Franchise FastLane has a proven track record of taking quality brands to the next level and we are poised for growth right now.”
Right now, as in the middle of a pandemic? Yes, and their CEO agrees.
“Our methodical approach to growth has set us up well for the impact of the COVID pandemic, which has actually been favorable to our business,” said Briggs. “While many businesses have struggled because of stay-at-home orders, such conditions have created a booming market for our services because people are left to enjoy the summer from their own backyards, rather than on vacation or at restaurants or large gatherings. With folks investing more to make their yards leisure-time destinations, the opportunity for Mosquito Shield to expand into new markets has exploded and we are experiencing an active period of new franchise activation as a result.”
Franchise FastLane President Carey Gille believes that Mosquito Shield’s model is uniquely appealing to franchisees during these uncertain times.
“As a franchisee, prospects are usually looking for something rather simple,” said Gille. “With Mosquito Shield, franchisees work directly out of their homes, don’t need employees, are able to open quickly and start seeing annual level returns after only working the season. In essence, Mosquito Shield offers a COVID-proof business model at an affordable investment with low overhead costs.”
About Mosquito Shield Founded in 2001, Mosquito Shield is America’s leading residential mosquito and tick control service. The company has invested nearly two decades developing an innovative approach to pest management that features a proprietary blend of all-natural oils and select control products, and a responsive spraying schedule designed around real-time pest population analysis and weather conditions that results in a higher visit frequency of every 10-17 days. Mosquito Shield also offers a proprietary tick control service, Tick Shield™, and special event service Event Shield™.