April 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas - MosquitoNix®, the nation's leader in mosquito control and mosquito misting systems announced today that R4 Green Charleston, LLC, has purchased its Charleston franchise. Charleston, the city known for its southern hospitality and rated Condé Nast Traveler "No 1 City in the United States" for the past three years, just became even more visitor friendly. MosquitoNix of Charleston will offer misting systems and recurring barrier treatments called QuickNix™ to eliminate flying and biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see ums, flies, fleas, and ticks.
"We're very pleased that MosquitoNix will offer the people of Charleston and its four million annual visitors, relief from pesky mosquitos and other flying bugs through our new MosquitoNix of Charleston franchise," said Dan O'Neal, chairman & CEO of FEMO Group Holdings, MosquitoNix's parent company. "Now the residents of the Charleston area and its visitors have something else to enjoy: a mosquito-free experience all spring and summer long," he added.
Apart from enjoying the outdoors, mosquito control has also become 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. As of January 7, 2014, 48 states and the District of Columbia reported West Nile virus infections that occurred in 2013 in people, birds, or mosquitoes. A total of 2,374 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 114 deaths, have been reported to the CDC for 2013.
"Partnering with MosquitoNix was an easy decision; it's a well-known trusted brand, their leadership is very strong, and it's the most effective mosquito control solution available," said David Touwsma, Chief Executive Officer, MosquitoNix of Charleston. "Charleston is such a beautiful city and there are so many outdoor activities to enjoy, but mosquitos and no-see ums can really ruin how much you are able to actually enjoy yourself, especially in your own backyard. That's why we're excited to extend our Southern Hospitality in the form of Mosquito Control and help add to the amazing experience of being in Charleston. And, Brandon Greenhaw, our operating partner in Charleston, is the perfect representative for the market," he added.
"Providing a safe, fun and pest free outdoor experience is what MosquitoNix is all about. We welcome David Touwsma to the MosquitoNix franchise family and are proud to provide our services to Charleston," said Josh Ingram, president of FEMO Group Franchise System.
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.
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 nine 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 Charleston is the leading Mosquito Control provider for the Low Country. Headquartered in Charleston, SC, they serve customers from Seabrook to Edisto. The company is dedicated to helping residents of South Carolina protect their outdoor living spaces and help extend the Southern Hospitality into their backyards. To enjoy a mosquito free experience, learn more about MosquitoNix of Charleston at www.MosquitoNixCharleston.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 U.S. cities across 20 franchise territories throughout the United States. It also has franchisees in nine 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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