July 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas - MosquitoNix®, the nation’s leader in mosquito control and mosquito misting systems, continues its expansion plan to open 50 new franchises in 2013 and announced today that Dirck Reichard, owner of MDSTR LLC and Chris McGee, owner of Lotus Landscape Services, recently purchased its Carolinas franchise. Just in time for summer, MosquitoNix mosquito control will protect families and outdoor enthusiasts from mosquitoes and mosquito borne illnesses throughout Charlotte and surrounding towns of Concord, Davidson, Huntersville, Meyers Park, Mooresville, Mathews, Mint Hill, Statesville, Weddington, Waxhaw, Lake Wylie and Fort Mill, as well as the Research Triangle, including the communities of Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Hillsborough, Morrisville and Raleigh, North Carolina.
“Adding the Carolinas franchise continues our 2013 strategic expansion plan and helps us meet the dramatic increase in demand for mosquito control across North America. Last year’s West Nile virus outbreak was the largest since 2003. MosquitoNix wants to protect as many families and pets from annoying bugs and life threatening mosquito borne illnesses as possible,” said Dan O’Neal, chairman & CEO of FEMO Group Holdings, MosquitoNix’s parent company. “We are impressed with Dirck’s and Chris’ commitment to provide mosquito control to the Greater Charlotte community and the Research Triangle so that families and businesses throughout North Carolina will be able to enjoy the outdoors safely,” he added.
Mosquito control is a fast growing industry due to changing weather patterns across North America and the emerging threat of mosquito borne illnesses. According to the CDC, West Nile virus is now endemic to the United States and peak time for the spread of the virus will be from July through October, surging in August. In 2012, forty-eight states reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. As of December 11, 2012, a total of 5,387 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 243 deaths, had been reported to CDC.
“We are excited to help our customers eliminate their mosquito problems with MosquitoNix,” said Dirck Reichard, President, MosquitoNix of the Carolinas. “Our current business is built on dedication to service and customer satisfaction, making partnering with MosquitoNix the right choice for us.”
“With MosquitoNix, we now have the ability to make the outdoor environments we design, install and maintain, even safer,” added Chris McGee.
“We are proud Dirck and Chris are our newest franchisees and North Carolina our newest market, as we aggressively work to protect more and more families across North America,” said Josh Ingram, president of FEMO Group Franchise Systems.
MosquitoNix franchises are exclusive to each market. Franchise partners get brand affiliation, comprehensive training, and ongoing sales and marketing support. MosquitoNix discounts (up to 30%) on products and operational efficiencies, allows franchisees to show a greater profit margin and continue to grow their business. Qualified franchisees can receive up to fifty-percent financing of the Initial Franchise Fee (IFF).
MosquitoNix, a division of FEMO Group Franchise System, is the nation’s leader in mosquito misting systems, servicing tens of thousands of customers in more than 400 U.S. cities and 14 countries. MosquitoNix offers installed misting systems and ongoing barrier treatments called QuickNix™, using effective solutions to eliminate flying, biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see ums, flies, fleas, and ticks. MosquitoNix empowers customers to protect their families against mosquitoes and enjoy their outdoor lifestyles. An industry expert, MosquitoNix focuses on customer service and manufactures its own systems. Learn more about MosquitoNix at www.MosquitoNix.com.
MosquitoNix of the Carolinas, a division of Lotus Landscape Services LLC, exclusively services the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina and their surrounding communities. Lotus Landscape Services offers landscape design, installation and maintenance for both residential and commercial projects. Lotus began operations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina over 20 years ago and expanded its services to the greater Charlotte and Raleigh communities in 2010. Learn more about MosquitoNix of the Carolinas at www.MosquitoNixcarolinas.com.
FEMO Group Franchise Systems, a division of FEMO Group Holdings, is the global franchisor of the MosquitoNix brand. MosquitoNix services are available in more than 400 cities throughout the United States. It also has franchisees in 14 countries worldwide. FEMO is aggressively seeking new domestic and international partners throughout the areas where mosquitoes, ticks, gnats, and other flying insects are a nuisance and health concern. Learn more about FEMO Group Franchise Systems at www.MosquitoNixFranchise.com.
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