About Us – Mosquito Shield

Mosquito Shield of South Tampa South Tampa
Our Story

About Mosquito Shield of South Tampa

Hi, my name is Kevin Vinnett and I’m the owner of Mosquito Shield of South Tampa.

At Mosquito Shield of South Tampa, Florida, we help our fellow community members enjoy the summer months by providing effective mosquito control. Our goal is to provide the best mosquito control services with the highest levels of customer service, allowing our customers to enjoy their homes and time with family to the fullest. 

I was born in Chicago and raised in Arkansas. I joined the United States Air Force and proudly served this country for 22 years. Now, with Mosquito Shield, I’m excited to have another chance to serve my community. 

I’m happily married and have 3 daughters. I love the cultural richness of the South Tampa area that provides diverse traditions, food, and endless summertime feel. Some fun facts about Ybor City: it was “once the cigar making capital of the world,” and is where “Cuban sandwiches were first invented.” 

As a South Tampa resident, I personally love visiting Anna Maria Island. It’s the perfect spot for families, complete with white sand, a relaxed ambiance, and clear blue waters.

My family and I are very excited to serve this beautiful Florida community. We’re ready to have a positive impact on the lives of fellow residents through professional mosquito control and tick prevention services.

I’m Not Just a Mosquito Shield Owner

Serving in the military provided me with qualities that translate to business ownership. Business owners need to wear many operational hats. Being part of the most powerful military in the world, the Air Force instilled in me adaptability, reliability, and accountability. 

In both the military and business, you have to be able to acknowledge that when nobody knows the answer, you need to step up and make it happen. I enjoy big challenges and love to serve. Starting a business was a way for me to give back and strengthen my community.

It’s exciting to own a small business and still have support from a corporation and other franchisees. We may be locally owned and operated, but we are backed nationally. It helps us be able to provide a safe, customized solution to each customer’s mosquito issues.

Our Philosophy

With the structure, knowledge, and expertise that Mosquito Shield locations offer, I am confident that we will be recognized by our clients and industry experts as the best mosquito control company in the Tampa Bay area.

Our Mission At Mosquito Shield of South Tampa

Our mission as a franchise is to provide a welcoming, professional, high quality, and environmental-focused service to our customers. We are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations by recognizing they are our greatest asset. 

Each customer will experience our main three values: integrity, customer care, and innovation. We will build integrity by always doing things the right way. The innovative approaches and changes we’ll continually make will always give us the competitive advantage. These two values, when put together, will boost our customer care. The ultimate goal for Mosquito Shield of South Tampa. 

Each outdoor space is different, and each provides different challenges. At Mosquito Shield of South Tampa, we offer unique services to target those pesky insects. We provide a proven, effective, and affordable service. We promise to earn your trust!

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 and Tick Proprietary Blend

Mosquito and Tick 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 South Tampa 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!