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Mosquito Squad Announces New 3-Year Challenge To End Deaths From Malaria Via Cause Program With Malaria No More »

June 25, 2014 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

100% of Franchisees Participate In Support of Partner Malaria No More
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 - Outdoor Living Brands, parent company of Mosquito Squad, North America's largest and most trusted name in mosquito control, has announced a new three-year program to help end malaria deaths worldwide. With 100 percent participation of all franchisees, Mosquito Squad aims to raise $250,000 by the end of 2016.
Dread's Challenge, named for Mosquito Squad's brand icon Dread Skeeter, will raise awareness for Malaria No More and $250,000 in secured donations by 2016. Since 2011, Mosquito Squad franchisees have supported Malaria No More with a variety of activities. Franchisees are encouraging customers and others to donate a dollar or more to the cause to support Malaria No More's Power of One (Po1) campaign which secures a life-saving test and treatment for a child in Africa for just a dollar...

Mosquito Squad Participates In National Mosquito Control Week June 22 - 28, 2014 »

June 18, 2014 at 6:04AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

Experts Urge Homeowners To Eliminate The Lurking Threats In Your Backyard, Act To Help Decrease Mosquito Borne Illnesses Worldwide
RICHMOND, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the start of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Mosquito Squad is encouraging homeowners to proactively learn the steps to eliminate mosquitoes from their own yards, while helping to eradicate mosquito-borne illnesses worldwide.
As part of its mission to educate homeowners on mosquito control and make outdoor living more enjoyable, Mosquito Squad ( has developed seven DIY, easy-to-follow steps, helping to eliminate the majority of mosquitoes from America's backyards. Concurrently, Mosquito Squad is urging the public to take both a local and global view of mosquito control by donating $1 to Malaria No More's Power of One (Po1) campaign, where a $1 donation provides a life-saving test and treatment for a child in Africa...

20 Years Of Business Experience Offers New Mosquito Squad Owner Solid Foundation »

May 27, 2014 at 9:33AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

North Austin Location Opened Last Week
Pflugerville, Texas (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 - For 20 years, Karyn Brown worked in the insurance industry in various capacities – leadership, marketing, sales, communication, customer service, etc. When the idea of purchasing a franchise crossed her path, she knew she was ready to take that next step from employee to employer.
"I realized that I have a pretty well-rounded business background and that I know enough about all areas of business to run a business by myself," she said.
Brown learned about a Mosquito Squad franchise opportunity during a call with her FranNet consultant, Merri Cronk. "I loved the idea of buying a franchise because so much of the leg work is already done for you," Brown explained...

What We All Need To Do: DIY Tips Revealed By Mosquito Squad To Protect From Ticks And Mosquitoes »

April 24, 2014 at 5:05AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

Lyme Disease In The Limelight With Debbie Gibson Diagnosis
RICHMOND, Va. - April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Lyme disease doesn't discriminate. While singer Debbie Gibson is the latest noteworthy individual to announce her fight with the illness, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, actor Alec Baldwin and President George W. Bush have all been given the Lyme disease diagnosis. Some say conditions are ripe for an increase in infected ticks and Lyme Disease this spring and summer due to warming temperatures, a particularly snowy and wet winter and, a fluctuating white tailed deer and fox population.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 300,000 Americans are being diagnosed with Lyme disease every year...

Outdoor Living Brands Names New Vice President & Overall Leader For Its Mosquito Squad Franchise Business »

April 02, 2014 at 11:39AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va. - April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Outdoor Living Brands has named Rob White to the position of vice president, Mosquito Squad. The announcement was made by Chris Grandpre, chairman & CEO of the firm.
Outdoor Living Brands is the nation's largest franchisor of outdoor lifestyle brands. Its Mosquito Squad business specializes in eliminating mosquitoes, ticks and other outdoor pests so homeowners can enjoy their yards, outdoor events and outdoor living spaces. With over 150 locations and more slated to open this spring, the company has been recognized as one of the country's fastest growing franchise concepts in 2013, 2012 and 2011 by INC. Magazine.
As vice president and leader of the Mosquito Squad division, White will oversee the team responsible for franchisee operational support and new franchise development, a role previously held by Boyd Huneycutt, co-founder of the Mosquito Squad concept...

Mosquito Squad Raises More Than $50,000 To Support Malaria No More »

November 13, 2013 at 5:39AM PST | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va. - Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire - Mosquito Squad leaders and franchisees attended the Malaria No More International Honors 2013 event held last night in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall celebrating their support of Malaria No More. Mosquito Squad, a longtime supporter of the organization, raised more than $50,000 this year alone, in the fight against malaria.
Mosquito Squad attendees included Chris Grandpre and Scott Zide, chairman & CEO and president & COO, respectively of Outdoor Living Brands, the parent company of Mosquito Squad; Tom Olson, owner, Mosquito Squad of Twin Cities; and Patrick McKennon, owner, Mosquito Squad of Nashville.
"We are proud to support Malaria No More," said Grandpre...

Mosquito Squad Named To Inc. 500|5000 List For Third Consecutive Year »

August 20, 2013 at 12:30PM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

Among Fastest Growing Franchise Companies, Mosquito Squad Helps Americans Enjoy Outdoors Through Elimination of Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes and Ticks
August 20, 2013 // // RICHMOND, Va. - For the third year in a row, Mosquito Squad, America's largest mosquito elimination and tick control brand, has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by INC. Magazine. The announcement was made by Chris Grandpre, chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company and franchisor of Mosquito Squad.
With a four-year sales growth of more than 296 percent and a number 862 ranking of 5000 companies, Mosquito Squad is among the top 20 percent of fastest growing firms on the coveted annual list.
Mosquito Squad is ranked 14th in the franchise category and remains among the fastest growing franchises on the INC...

Summer's Unofficial Start Boasts Bug Uptick: Top DIY Tips From Pros Revealed To Protect From Ticks And Mosquitoes »

May 24, 2013 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va. - May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - The long weekend ahead kicks off the unofficial start to summer with outdoor parties, barbeques, parades and celebrations under the stars. However, a perfect storm of weather conditions over the past months have made conditions ripe for what is being predicted as a powerful crop of mosquito and tick populations to wreak havoc on outdoor plans.
Reported cases of Lyme disease continue to rise with more than 280,000 Americans being diagnosed since 2002, with an additional 30,000 diagnoses just last year. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An illness that can have lifelong debilitating effects such as arthritis, fatigue and even neurological deficits, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged or deer ticks...

Mosquito Squad Opens 100th Franchise In Southeast Georgia To Combat Mosquitoes And Ticks »

March 27, 2013 at 12:20PM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

Company Continues Expansion of the Nation's Largest Tick & Mosquito Elimination Brand
RICHMOND, Va. - March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Mosquito Squad, North America's largest and most trusted tick and mosquito control brand, has hit a milestone with the opening of its 100th franchise location, Mosquito Squad of Southeast Georgia owned by Michael and Monica Fendley of Woodbine, GA.
Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so homeowners can enjoy their yards, outdoor events, and outdoor living and dining spaces. Now with over 120 locations slated to open this Spring, the company has been recognized as one of the country's fastest growing franchise concepts in 2012 and 2011 by INC...

Mosquito Alert: National Mosquito Control Awareness Week »

June 20, 2012 at 9:49AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

Five Tips You Need to Know to Keep Safe and Enjoy Outdoor Living
RICHMOND, Va., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the summer of 2012 may be one of the worst on record in years for mosquitoes. But the upcoming "National Mosquito Control Awareness Week" (June 24 – 30) sponsored by the American Mosquito Control Association, is bad news for mosquitoes as it brings heightened attention on what Americans can do to protect themselves from the pesky and disease-bearing vectors.
Whether from the unseasonably warm spring or wet conditions, mosquitoes are already out in full force and several parts of the country have tested positive for the West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes...

Mosquito Squad Mosquito Eliminator Dread Skeeter Speaks Out Against Pre-Marital Bugging »

May 17, 2012 at 8:51AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Breaking his long silence against soon-to-be brides who refuse to have their outdoor wedding garden areas and reception tents protected against mosquito bites, Dread Skeeter, the Mosquito Squad mosquito eliminator, has expressed his concern by retelling the tale of a newly married couple who made that mistake.
Duncan Spada, a Biewer Yorkie Terrier who hosts a YouTube channel to showcase this compelling story adds, “More than 2,350 people have seen this tale online on YouTube at"
In addition, interested parties can now see and hear Dread Skeeter himself retell this tale now on YouTube at
About Mosquito Squad
Approaching 100 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad is an Outdoor Living Brands company specializing in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces...

Mosquito Squad Warns: You Better Be Protected Before You Get Married »

May 04, 2012 at 5:51AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mosquito Squad, the mosquito eliminator, advises that protection is the best course of prevention to stop mosquito bites from stopping the fun at outdoor weddings, special events, pool parties, barbecues, family reunions and everyday outdoor living.
As seen in its latest social media viral video on YouTube, “Susie and Jonathan Get Married,” Mosquito Squad tells the tale of how an outdoor wedding fiasco could have been prevented if Susie practiced pre-marital protection with Mosquito Squad’s Barrier Spray mosquito defense.
To see the dreaded mosquito-biting varmints eat wedding guests alive, watch this wedding story on YouTube at
About Mosquito Squad
Approaching 100 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad is an Outdoor Living Brands company specializing in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces...

Lyme Disease Prevention: Six Tips From Mosquito Squad To Know To Eliminate Ticks In Your Own Backyard »

March 28, 2012 at 5:25AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

As Tick Population Increases Throughout the United States, More Americans At Risk for Life Altering Disease
RICHMOND, Va., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 250,000 Americans, the bite of a deer tick meant the start of a life changing disease.  Record warm temperatures and a decrease in the food supply for the deer ticks that carry the disease mean a surge in Lyme disease cases this year, according to Lyme experts.
Mosquito Squad, the country's largest tick elimination firm, ( is on watch and has six tips to help homeowners tick-proof their yards.
"There is no doubt that ticks present a threat to the health of Americans, their families and even their pets, due to the movement and rise in the deer tick population," said Boyd Huneycutt,  vice president of Mosquito Squad and the company's resident vector expert...

Mosquito Squad Teams Up With Malaria No More In The Drive Toward Near Zero Malaria Deaths By 2015 »

March 20, 2012 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather turns warmer, Mosquito Squad,, North America's largest and most trusted mosquito elimination and tick control company, is joining forces with Malaria No More ( to help the organization achieve its goal of ending malaria deaths in Africa.
Mosquito Squad, who has committed more than $50,000 to the effort, is mounting a local campaign to underscore the need for mosquito nets in Africa via its nearly 100 franchisees, it was announced today by Scott Zide, president of Outdoor Living Brands,, the parent company for Mosquito Squad. By visiting, those wishing to donate can do so through a link back to www...

Mosquito Squad Continues Rapid Expansion With Over A Dozen New Franchise Agreements Executed In The Past 60 Days »

October 24, 2011 at 12:18PM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

Focus on Outdoor Lifestyle Propels Sales, Makes Mosquito Squad One of America’s Fastest Growing Franchise Concepts
October 24, 2011 // // RICHMOND, Va.- Outdoor Living Brands’ Mosquito Squad continues its expansion with the signing of more than a dozen new franchise agreements since September 1, 2011, including its first in the north central United States. The announcement was made by Chris Grandpre, chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company and franchisor of Mosquito Squad.
Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so that Americans can enjoy their yards, business spaces and outdoor events. Recognized as one of the 15h fastest growing franchise concepts in 2011 by INC...

Mosquito Squad Mosquito Control Experts To Raise $30,000 In 30 Days To Fight Malaria  »

November 01, 2010 at 7:38AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mosquito Squad, the country's leading backyard mosquito control service, is launching a campaign to raise $30,000 in 30 days to fight malaria. Malaria is a mosquito-transmitted disease that was conquered in the U.S. in 1951, but still kills 2,200 children every day in Africa.

The campaign will run the entire month of November. Donations can be made at or by texting SWAT to 85944 which will initiate a $10 donation to be billed to the caller through his cell phone service provider (messaging and data rates may apply). Full details can be found at the website.

According to Chris Grandpre, Chief Executive Officer of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company of Mosquito Squad, "As mosquito control experts, we know that eliminating malaria deaths in Africa by 2015 is an attainable goal...

Mosquito Squad Franchise Of St. Charles And West Counties Partners With Malaria No More  »

August 02, 2010 at 7:53AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

Mosquito Squad of St. Charles County and West St. Louis County begins fundraising partnership with Malaria No More to help end deaths in Africa caused by malaria Lake St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) Mosquito Squad of St. Charles County and West St. Louis County, the mosquito control experts, is happy to announce their partnership with Malaria No More. Through fundraising for mosquito control in affected areas, Mosquito Squad hopes to help Malaria No More decrease the number of Malaria-related deaths.

"Malaria is a preventable disease that kills 3,000 children every day," says Jim Schwartz, owner of Mosquito Squad of St. Charles and West St. Louis Counties. "We brought Mosquito Squad to the St. Louis area to fight insect-borne diseases, so working with Malaria No More was a no-brainer for us...

Mosquito Squad Mosquito Control Opens In Greensboro, NC »

June 01, 2010 at 7:53AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mosquito Squad, America's leading mosquito control franchise, is now open in Greensboro, NC, at 1427 Westover Terrace, to protect families in their outdoor living spaces.

Mosquito Squad welcomes Hugh Jones as its newest franchise owner. "We're happy to add Hugh to our team," says Boyd Huneycutt, Vice President of Operations at Mosquito Squad mosquito control. "He's truly passionate about protecting people against mosquitoes and the dangerous diseases they carry."

Mosquito Squad mosquito control is North America's fastest growing outdoor living concept franchise. Known as the "mosquito exterminator," Mosquito Squad mosquito control ensures affordable, dependable and effective protection against the nuisance and dangers of mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry, like West Nile Virus, Malaria, and Encephalitis:
21-day Barrier Spray, which kills on contact and continues for three weeks...

Mosquito Squad Launches New Mosquito Control Website  »

March 18, 2010 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad

RICHMOND, Va. /PRNewswire/ -- Mosquito Squad, the mosquito exterminator, is happy to announce that it has recently launched its new mosquito control and thought leadership website.

"We are the leaders in mosquito control, and our old website wasn't illustrating that," says Larry Spada, Vice President of Branding and Marketing for Mosquito Squad. "This site is now a great place to go whether you are looking for information on insects, how to control them or the diseases they carry."

"Our local franchisees offer a suite of mosquito control options, and this site provides clear information on each of them separately in our 'Mosquito & Tick Control' section," says Spada. "Mosquito Squad's newest offering is an all-natural barrier spray and the last site didn't have a place to put information for it...

Outdoor Living Brands Breaks The Record For The Most New Mosquito Squad Franchise Locations Ever Awarded In A Single Year »

December 14, 2009 at 6:15AM PST | Source: Mosquito Squad

Mosquito exterminator franchise more than doubles its business locations and boasts the largest new franchise training session in its history on December 7, 2009

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 2, 2009 -- Mosquito Squad, America's mosquito and outdoor pest exterminator franchise, today announced that 21 new franchise locations have been awarded recently. Training for these new franchise locations will take place in Richmond, Virginia, home of Mosquito Squad's parent company, Outdoor Living Brands, Inc.

Since the initial launch of Mosquito Squad in 2005, this is the single largest group of new franchisees ever trained in one session. Earlier in 2009, Mosquito Squad was acquired by Outdoor Living Brands, whose plans include an aggressive expansion of the concept...

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