Mosquito Shield

Mosquito Shield was founded in September of 2001 in response to the absence of an effective residential mosquito control service and the inadequacy of control products such as body sprays, candles and mosquito magnets. Now, over 1 million treatments and 50 franchise locations later, Mosquito Shield's proprietary control products and specialized spray techniques keep tens of thousands of American homes mosquito and tick-free every year.

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Mosquito Shield


Mosquito Shield Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Why become a Mosquito Shield Franchisee?

  1. A Booming COVID-Strong Industry: Home Services are on the rise, and residential mosquito and tick control services are at the center of a booming residential pest control sector with near-term annual growth projections above 20%. Essential now more than ever as we protect our family's health from the risks of mosquito spread disease. As our travel plans are cancelled, we look to our backyards and outdoor areas for home-cation experiences.
  2. Experienced Leadership & Guidance: Mosquito Shield is the pioneer of residential mosquito and tick control - after nearly two decades in business, we know what works! Plus, the franchise founder is a former franchisee himself, and has established a model with owner satisfaction as a top priority.
  3. Simple Business Model: Home-based, quick to activate, seasonal lifestyle requiring few employees.
  4. Recurring Revenue: Mosquito Shield boasts the industry-leading customer retention rate of 84%. This means more customers automatically renewing every year.
  5. Differentiated Model: Higher revenue per customer, higher margins, higher retention, lowest royalty, lowest brand fund, largest territories!
  6. Differentiated Service: Proprietary formulas and custom equipment support an industry-unique treatment schedule that produces better results for customers.
  7. Turnkey Sales: A centralized National Sales Center handles thousands of inbound leads during the sales season so you can focus on servicing your customers.
  8. Proven Marketing: Modern, digitally-savvy marketing strategies and customer acquisition are led by a seasoned corporate team.
  9. Tools for Success: Training programs and a comprehensive support structure comprised of both technology and people streamlines onboarding and business management.
  10. Financials: Low startup costs, low royalties, and high margins
  11. Franchise FastLane driving development!

Company Details

Established: 2001
First Unit Franchised: 2013
Franchised Units: 420 / Franchise Units Open: 407
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Non-Registration States, CA, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, NY, ND, RI, SD, VA, WA & WI

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Mosquito Shield

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Initial Training
New franchisees receive a one-week training program at our home office which includes, but not limited to:

  • Extensive classroom training covering:
  • Mosquito Shield History
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Mosquito & Tick Biology
  • Technician Protocol
  • Products and Mix Rates
  • Extensive Field Training covering:
  • Vehicle Overview
  • Spray Tank System Training
  • Spray Equipment Overview
  • On-site Property Walkaround
  • Hands-on Spraying

In addition, Franchisees receive ongoing web training covering Software, Merchant Processing, Optimized Vehicle Routing and More. Finally, all new Franchisees receive an in person follow up training at their location once they are up and running.

On-Going Support

Existing Zees have multiple on-going training resources including but not limited to:

  • Both written and video tutorials covering every single aspect of operating their business.
  • Annual Regional Technician Training at select locations across the country.
  • A bi-weekly live dial-in call every Tuesday at noon for Zees to have a direct line with our VP of Operations, along with representation from all other departments for added support.
  • A dedicated bi-weekly call just for locations that are less than three years old.
  • A five-member Franchise Advisory Council (FAC) with each member representing a team of Zees. The FAC along with two corporate members, meet in person twice a year. The FAC also host regular calls with their teams and represent the voice of the Franchisees.
  • A system wide intranet with all the necessary resources and live communication streams to get real time answers as it relates to running a successful business.
  • A National Sales Center that handles all inbound sales leads as well as internet forms to make sales for Zees allowing them to focus on running their business. The Sales Center also conducts outbound calling campaigns to upsell additional services and generate more revenue.
  • Mosquito Shield kicks off each new year in January with an Annual Franchise Owners Meeting at a select destination resort.

Other Info:
Competitive Advantages
Mosquito Shield is a mosquito control company that started franchising, not a franchise company that got into mosquito control. This is an important distinction. The difference is over 19 years of real-world experience derived from servicing tens of thousands of homes, and has resulted in an industry-unique approach that delivers unparalleled results and unmatched customer retention.

Key differentiators:

  • Proprietary products and equipment
  • Higher revenue per customer
  • Higher profit margins
  • Industry leading customer retention rates
  • Largest protected territories within mosquito control
  • Lowest royalties (7% vs 10%) within mosquito control
  • Lowest brand fund fee within mosquito control

Top 5 Selling Points
1. Home based start-up with low cost investment and high profit margins.
2. Home service in high demand with few competitors.
3. The original mosquito and tick control company.
4. Proprietary products and equipment.
5. National Sales Center handling all your inbound sales leads as well as outbound marketing calls. This allows you to focus on growing your business and taking care of your customers.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Mosquito Shield Franchise.

What does a Mosquito Shield Franchise Cost?

Mosquito Shield franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $150,000
Total Investment: $98,850 to $139,950
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $54,500
Royalty: 7%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 1-2
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes, 10% off initial franchise fee for single

Is Mosquito Shield a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Mosquito Shield is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Mosquito Shield a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Mosquito Shield is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Mosquito Shield Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Mosquito Shield franchisees make. Mosquito Shield offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Mosquito Shield a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Mosquito Shield is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Mosquito Shield Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Mosquito Shield franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Mosquito Shield Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Mosquito Shield franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Mosquito Shield Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Mosquito Shield franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Mosquito Shield Looking for International franchisees?

No. Mosquito Shield franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Mosquito Shield's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Green & Eco Friendly, Home Services, Pest Control, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Mosquito Shield Franchises for Sale

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