Outdoor Living Brands Acquires Mosquito Squad(R) Business

Outdoor Living Brands, the preeminent leader in branded franchise offerings in the outdoor living category, has added Mosquito Squad® to its portfolio of respected brands.

Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) February 26, 2009 -- Outdoor Living Brands, the preeminent leader in branded franchise offerings in the outdoor living category, has added Mosquito Squad® to its portfolio of respected brands. The acquisition extends the company's range of franchise offerings dedicated to the enjoyment of outdoor living, which currently includes Archadeck and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.

"Mosquito Squad is a natural fit for the Outdoor Living Brands family of franchise companies," said Christopher Grandpre, president and chief executive officer of Outdoor Living Brands. "This unique brand is positioned for immediate strong growth. We anticipate great demand for franchise territories in advance of the upcoming mosquito season."

Mosquito Squad enables homeowners to make their outdoor living areas more comfortable by providing a mosquito and insect-free environment for the entire family, including pets. Mosquitoes can limit the time people are able to spend outdoors and can pose a threat to public health through the spreading of diseases such as West Nile virus, encephalitis, Dengue fever and even heartworm in pets.

To dramatically reduce mosquitoes and other outdoor pests, Mosquito Squad offers three proven options. The first and most popular is the barrier spray service. This involves a Mosquito Squad professional visiting the client's home to apply a treatment to the designated outdoor living area approximately every 21 days. Another popular solution is the permanently installed automatic misting system that uses the EPA-registered insecticide pyrethrum, which is derived from dried chrysanthemums. Lastly, Mosquito Squad offers one-time event spraying for special outdoor occasions such as weddings, family reunions and outdoor parties.

"Mosquito Squad prevents homeowners from retreating indoors during the height of mosquito season, allowing them to fully enjoy their time outdoors from dawn to dusk," Grandpre said. "The variety of outdoor pest management solutions available allows Mosquito Squad franchisees to offer customized solutions to meet their clients' needs and grow their businesses while doing so."

Mosquito Squad currently operates franchises in eight states, including Minnesota, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Mosquito Squad franchise is available for a nominal initial franchise fee which includes a geographic protected area. The Outdoor Living Brands support staff provides assistance to Mosquito Squad franchisees, including initial training, marketing and lead generation tactics, sales support, and ongoing operational and technical support.

The Mosquito Squad franchise offers residual income growth each year with ongoing barrier sprays and refills of the automatic misting systems. Once a client base is established, business growth is likely through regular service, delivery and maintenance. The franchise has a rapid start-up process, with many franchisees beginning business operations within 30 days of signing on.

"With mosquito season right around the corner, this is an ideal time for new clients to take notice of how Mosquito Squad's service offering will help them to increase their enjoyment of outdoor living. It is also an ideal time for potential franchisees to explore our brand and its tremendous growth opportunities," Grandpre said. "Those who are interested should contact our corporate office for more information."

Outdoor Living Brands is a franchise organization offering branded franchise opportunities within the outdoor living category. Comprised of category-leading brands Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and Mosquito Squad, the company operates through more than 150 franchise locations worldwide with a dedication to innovation, the highest quality standards, customized service and gracious outdoor living.



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