Mosquito Joe Franchise Review: Are They Worth The Cost?

The Mosquito Joe franchise ranks among the most popular pest control services in the US. However, I couldn’t find a lot of detailed Mosquito Joe reviews online, so using their services was somewhat of a gamble for me. My garden is notorious for housing a large colony of mosquitoes, so I thought the cost of a Mosquito Joe expert would be worth it. In this review article, I’d like to share my personal experience.

Please note that this is my personal experience, which could be widely different from yours. There are many different Mosquito Joe franchisees across the country. Each company location is different, and each employee is different as well. Please remember this before even starting to read this review.

Mosquito Joe Franchise

Having won multiple awards, the Mosquito Joe franchise ranks among the most trustworthy brands of pest control companies in America. According to their own data, there are currently 145 franchisees in total in 288 locations in the United States. The company offers franchise opportunities since 2012, yet has existed since 2010.

I’ve taken a deep-dive into how exactly they operate. It tells a lot about their overall quality. The barrier to entry for starting your own franchise can be pretty steep: According to their own financial requirement data, you’ll need the following to get a Mosquito Joe business up and running:

  • Startup investment: $90,600 – $135,500 USD
  • Cash requirement: $50,000 USD
  • Net worth requirement: $350,000 USD

Anyone can become a franchisee (given the paperwork and mandatory start-up investment), yet companies under the brand have to adhere to some guidelines when doing so. As a consumer, I could deduct from this that there are some quality control aspects required for all people in this business, yet everyone can basically run their business in a way they would prefer themselves. As with any franchise, these companies would need to pay a fee, which (according to their own data) their franchisees see as follows:

  • Very supportive of the brand: Almost 90% of all franchisees agree on the enjoyment, positive aspects and strength of the brand as the main benefit. There is also support for the way management operates;
  • Workers have a good education: They are specialists in their field and have had training on what to look out for. Most workers have at least a bachelors degree;
  • Fees are ‘okay’: Most agree of fees, but 18% disagrees with the fairness of the franchise fees, 34% is neutral;
  • Profits are ‘moderate’: Franchise users aren’t getting filthy rich off of your pest control money, it’s unclear to me if management takes a cut, which would be normal;
  • There is room for growth: Most franchisees operate 1 or 2 locations, yet there is always support and opportunity for growth, which would increase their freedom of work;
  • Work hours can be tough: Most work 40 to 60 hours, or even more than that. Most also work evenings and occasionally weekends. This could impact the overall work quality (due to tiredness).

It’s interesting to see this type of data, because it provides a good basis on which to build the overall verdict of the mosquito control service. When you pay for Mosquito Joe-service, you’ll pay a bit more than an independent pest control company. The thing you would pay for is, obviously, the extra trust and quality of service you’re going to get.

From my experience, the franchise is very good on their overall service: I experienced them as being very dependable and having a good environmental conscience. Usually, the service does not consist of a single visit. The franchisees will come back multiple times to make sure the job is finished correctly.

Pests have the tendency to come back over time, so having a company do this is very positive overall. This gives you the ability to contact the company over time, in case something went wrong or if some more work needs to be done, for whatever reason. Overall, the people have been very friendly towards me and I have never felt like I was treated unfairly.

Mosquito Joe Treatment Cost (Average Prices)

For my personal situation, I paid about $1000 USD for a single treatment, but that’s because I have a big backyard and I live in a rural area. On average, a single pest control treatment can cost between $160 and $300 for a ¼- to ½-acre property. A one-time application will last multiple days to weeks, after which another treatment can be required. Usually, you’ll be able to get some sort of discount (up to 20%) if you’re subscribed for multiple treatments, so do make sure to ask about this to the company beforehand!

Looking at the average household cost of this service, it’s pretty difficult to put an accurate price tag on it. That’s because every situation and pest control job is different. What I can tell you, is the factors which are taken into account for the overall pricing of the job:

  • The size of the property: A bigger backyard will mean you’ll also have a bigger overall cost, this goes without saying. Size is the biggest differentiating factor for your quote assessment;
  • The density of the foliage: Are some insect breeding locations hard to reach, or do you have a lot of dense plants, that’ll likely cost you a bit more;
  • Amount of insecticide used: Not all situations are the same, some require more insecticide than others. What you use is what you pay, you won’t get charged too much on this;
  • Total work hours: Depending on the size of the job and the number of extra visits, the work hours are added up (you’ll get an accurate estimation beforehand);
  • Travel cost: Obviously, it takes a while to get to a property. Gas mileage and travel time are included in the quote.

If you’d like to receive an individual estimation, the best thing you can do is simply give them a phone call. Their computer system is able to look up your property location and size, and the quote is completely free (and without commitments). This really is the only way to get an accurate quote estimation.

The phone number of your local Mosquito Joe franchisee can be found using the Zip Code tracker. Simply enter your zip code on this page, hit ‘Search’ and you’ll get all the information you need about the nearest Mosquito Joe company, including their phone number for a free quote. Let’s zoom in a bit more on the available locations.

Mosquito Joe Locations

If you want to find a Mosquito Joe location near you, please use this direct link. The franchise operates in the bulk of the US states. This includes the following locations and service areas:

US StateLocationService AreaPhone Number
Alabama (AL)OhatcheeGadsden, Anniston, Oxford, Pell City, Pinson, Albertville, Cullman, Boaz, Ft. Payne, Jacksonville, Talladega256-716-8707
GuntersvilleMadison County, Marshall County, Scottsboro256-255-2931
DaphneMobile, Gulf Shores, Bay Minette251-272-4950
Arkansas (AR)JonesboroCraighead, Greene, Poinsett, Mississippi, Clay870-926-9288
ParisCentral Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley501-508-2528
Colorado (CO)GreeleyWeld County, Larimer County, Adams County, Boulder County, Greeley, Ft. Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Thornton, Brighton970-316-0770
Connecticut (CT)StamfordCos Cob, Greenwich, Stamford, Riverside, Old Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk Connecticut203-890-0034
AvonAvon, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Granby, New Hartford, Plainville, Simsbury, Unionville, Weatogue, West Simsbury, West Hartford, Harwinton860-421-3020
Delaware (DE)NewarkWilmington, Greenville, Newark302-504-6757
Florida (FL)BrooksvilleCitrus County, The Villages, Crystal River, Homosassa, Inverness, Leesburg, Lake County352-794-1200
GainesvilleGainesville, Ocala, Alachua, Micanopy, High Springs, Alachua County, Marion County352-380-1474
Pompano BeachPompano Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Dania Beach, Hollywood954-532-0477
NaplesCollier County, Lee County, Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Ave Maria239-309-0870
North PortCharlotte County, Sarasota County, Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Rotonda West, Punta Gorda, Nokomis, Osprey, & Sarasota941-803-0395
LakelandLakeland, Plant City, Winter Haven, Brandon, Riverview, Valrico863-877-3410
BelleairTampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Belleair Bluffs727-233-8100
West Palm BeachWest Palm Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray, Juno, Loxahatchee, Stuart, Wellington561-402-7101
NicevilleNiceville, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Crestview, Valparaiso, Shalimar, Freeport850-316-4030
HomesteadHomestead, Palmetto Bay, Florida Keys786-671-8980
MiamiCoral Gables, Coconut Grove, Sunset786-516-2488
JacksonvilleJacksonville, Nassau, Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties904-236-4110
OviedoOrlando, Oveido, Lake Mary407-278-4247
Cape CoralFort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Lee County, Hendry County239-214-6222
Georgia (GA)AugustaColumbia County, Augusta, Richmond County706-250-4845
NorthCumming, Kennesaw, Marietta, Acworth, Smyrna, Powder Springs, Canton, Woodstock, Cartersville, Gainesville, Mableton, Jefferson, Dawsonville, Jasper & more770-809-3708
LilburnLilburn, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Tucker, Stone Mountain, and Norcross770-415-9168
AtlantaDecatur, Atlanta, Stone Mountain678-606-5186
CovingtonNewton, Rockdale, Dekalb, Walton, South Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Morgan, Greene, Putnam, Jasper, Butts, Hancock, Baldwin, East Jones770-872-7879
AtlantaSandy Springs, Dunwoody, North Atlanta404-996-1381
SenoiaCoweta, Spalding, Fayette678-695-8540
MaconMacon, Gray, Lizella478-845-2046
St. Simons IslandBrunswick, Darien, Savannah, St. Mary's, Kingsland, St. Simons Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Tybee Island, Rincon, Guyton, Midway912-228-5087
Illinois (IL)BelvidereBoone, Winnebago, Ogle815-315-9692
Tinley ParkOrland Park, Tinley Park, Mokena, Palos Heights, Homer Glen708-382-2831
BataviaBatavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Campton Hills, South Elgin, North Aurora, Elburn, Kane County, Aurora, Elgin630-345-5267
Villa ParkElmhurst, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Downers Grove, Wheaton, Naperville, Lombard, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, and DuPage County630-687-9557
Highland ParkUnknown847-957-4570
ChicagoChicago, Kenilworth, Morton Grove, Skokie, Wilmette, Lincolnwood, Niles, Golf, Evanston, Arlington, Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling and more847-773-1990
SpringfieldSangamon County, Menard County, Macon County, Decatur, Chatham, Rochester, New Berlin, Pleasant Plains, Petersburg, Sherman, Leland Grove, Taylorville, Williamsville, Jacksonville217-717-4789
Granite CityMadison, Bond, Macoupin, Jersey, St. Clair, Monroe, Washington, and Clinton Counties618-215-3785
Indiana (IN)PlainfieldPlainfield, Avon, Greenwood, Center Grove, Mooresville, Martinsville, Eagle Creek, Pendleton, Fall Creek, Pendleton317-350-1131
CarmelHamilton county, Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, Cicero, Arcadia, Sheridan, Atlanta, Indianapolis317-559-0975
New AlbanyClark, Crawford County, Dubois County, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, Washington812-227-5440
Iowa (IA)BettendorfQuad Cities, Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island, Scott County, Rock Island County563-484-7738
Kansas (KS)Overland ParkOverland Park, Johnson County, Leawood913-553-4224
Kentucky (KY)LexingtonUnknown859-568-5800
OwensboroOwensboro, Evansville, Newburgh, Henderson, Madisonville, Booneville, Princeton (IN)270-405-8275
Louisiana (LA)LafayetteLafayette, Youngsville, Acadiana, Lake Charles, Cajun Country337-573-0164
Baton RougeUnknown225-376-6124
New OrleansNew Orleans, Metairie, Kenner504-208-2361
Maryland (MD)LanhamBeltsville, Laurel, College Park, Hyattsville, Fulton, Highland, and surrounding areas301-245-1700
FrederickWestern Howard County, Frederick County, Carroll County301-375-2398
OlneyAll of Montgomery county301-298-5552
AnnapolisAnnapolis, Edgewater, Pasadena410-514-5119
BaltimoreBaltimore, Glen Burnie, Howard County443-393-2353
Massachusetts (MA)AmherstAmherst, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham, Belchertown, Granby, Shutesbury, Ware413-259-8884
HullBraintree, Weymouth, Quincy, Milton, Randolph, Holbrook, Avon, Hyde Park781-848-6212
Buzzards BayPlymouth, Middleboro, Buzzards Bay, Wareham, Fairhaven, New Bedford508-927-1777
North AttleboroBristol County, North Attleboro, Easton, Bridgewater, Hingham508-306-9519
WalpoleWestern Norfolk and Southern Middlesex Counties, Mansfield, Millis508-669-0271
LeominsterWorcester County, Leominster, Worcester978-563-4332
Michigan (MI)Rochester HillsBloomfield Hills, Troy, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Birmingham, Auburn Hills, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge248-825-4489
Greater Grand RapidsGreater Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Rockford, Ada, Cascade, Holland616-726-6656
ClarkstonNorth Oakland County, Lapeer, Lake Orion, Waterford, Clarkston248-257-2000
WixomNovi, Farmington, Bloomfield248-507-4014
Minnesota (MN)AlexandriaUnknown320-228-6100
Mississipi (MS)JacksonMadison, Jackson, Ridgeland, Flowood, Clinton, Canton, Brandon, Vicksburg601-228-8334
MeridianHernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven, Batesville, Oxford, Tupelo, Columbus, Starkville, Brandon, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Laurel601-282-9898
Missouri (MO)Kansas CityKansas City, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Belton, Raymore, Loch Lloyd, Kearney, Independence, Grain Valley, Oak Grove816-897-0502
SpringfieldSpringfield, Joplin, Branson and surrounding areas417-319-7859
BallwinWildwood, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Ellisville, Creve Coeur, Town and Country, Kirkwood, Sunset Hills, Melhville, Arnold, Fenton, Eureka314-628-0055
St. PetersSt. Charles, St. Peters, O´Fallon636-489-7025
New Hampshire (NH)ChesterSouthern New Hampshire, Seacoast, Windham, Londonderry, Chester, Derry, Nashua, Hudson603-923-4737
New Jersey (NJ)RockawayMorris County, North New Jersey, Mountain Lakes, Livingston, East Hanover, Lincoln Park, Roseland, Pine Brook973-400-4134
FreeholdFreehold, Manalapan, Englishtown, Millstone, Monroe, Colts Neck, Marlboro, Princeton, Cranbury, Hopewell, Lawrenceville, Old Bridge, Matawan, Keyport, Holmdel732-298-6559
BayvilleMiddletown, Red Bank, Eatontown, Lincroft, Little Silver, Rumson, Fair Haven, Asbury Park, West Long Branch732-228-8242
SewellWashington Township, Sicklerville, Gloucester Township, Pitman, Deptford, West Deptford, Wenonah856-956-1711
LedgewoodMorris County, Randolph, Ledgewood, Rockaway, Denville, Succasunna973-218-8727
Robbinsville-JacksonJackson, Trenton, Burlington, Bordentown, Columbus, Allentown, Chesterfield, Cream Ridge, New Egypt, Florence, Wrightstown, Pemberton, Roebling, Jobstown, Cookstown, Fort Dix, Lakehurst, Browns Mills, Manchester, Lakewood732-228-8092
RiverdaleButler, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Pompton Lakes, Pompton Plains, Riverdale, Wayne, Wyckoff, Hawthorne, Glen Rock, Kinnelon, Pequannock, Fair Lawn, Bloomingdale, and North Haledon973-435-0747
New York (NY)East IslipNassau County631-458-5870
RochesterRochester, Pittsford, Batavia, Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Le Roy, Henrietta, Churchville, Bergen, Mumford, Scottsville, Byron, North Chili, Rush, Caledonia, Oakfield, Elba, Stafford, Mumford, West Henrietta585-685-2132
RomeOnondaga, Oswego, Cayuga, Syracuse315-948-8523
East IslipGreat River, East Islip, Bayshore, Islip, Babylon, West Islip, Lindenhurst, Oceanside, Malverne, Rockville Centre, Hewlett, Lynbrook, Woodmere, and Lawrence631-458-5910
MelvilleHuntington, Smithtown, Oyster Bay, and North Hempsted631-458-5810
North TonawandaAmherst, Buffalo, Getzville716-418-8118
New RochelleLarchmont, Pelham Manor, Mt. Vernon914-819-5555
North Carolina (NC)Winston-SalemForsyth County, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Clemmons, Advance, Walkertown, Germantown, Rural Hall, Walnut Cove336-793-0113
DunnCumberland County, Harnett County, Moore County, Sanford, Fayetteville, Lee County, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Wilmington, Pender County910-779-3311
GreenvillePitt County, Beaufort County, Craven County, Wilson County, Nash County, Edgecomb County, Greenville, Washington, New Bern, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Farmville, and Winterville252-429-1342
GreensboroGreensboro, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, High Point, Piedmont Triad336-652-2300
ConcordCharlotte, Lake Norman, Harrisburg, Stanley, Landis, China Grove, Concord, Huntersville, Cornelius, Mooresville, Denver, Kannapolis, Davidson, Sherrills Ford, Mt Pleasant980-365-5660
RaleighRaleigh, Wake Forest, Youngsville919-926-8851
RaleighRaleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill919-323-4155
Holly SpringsCary, Holly Springs, Apex, Fuquay Varina and New Hill919-371-4522
Ohio (OH)Tipp CityVandalia, Tipp City, Troy, Piqua, Sidney, Huber Heights, Springboro, Miamisburg, Lebanon, Middletown, Greenville937-972-0971
New FranklinAkron, Fairlawn, Copley, Wadsworth, Stow, Munroe Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge, Green, Portage Lakes, Springfield, Barberton, Norton330-664-9222
BeavercreekBeavercreek, Centerville, Bellbrook, Kettering, Dayton937-972-0949
MasonMason, Maineville, Deerfield Township, Loveland and immediately surrounding areas513-781-9944
WadsworthMedina County, Brunswick, Strongville330-810-2314
Avon LakeAvon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River, Westlake, Amherst, Sheffield Lake, North Ridgeville, Vermilion, Hudson, Chagrin Falls, Painesville, Solon, Brecksville440-467-2060
PerrysburgToledo, Sylvania, Holland, Swanton, Perrysburg, Maumee, Whitehouse, Springfield, Rossford, Millbury, Walbridge, Oregon, Curtice, Genoa, and everywhere in between.419-329-4529
CincinnatiMontgomery, Blue Ash, Deer Park513-813-1510
ReynoldsburgCircleville, Lancaster, Amanda740-571-4142
Oklahoma (OK)Oklahoma CityOklahoma City, Piedmont, Moore, Norman, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, Midwest City, Choctaw405-445-4024
TulsaTulsa Metropolitan Area918-984-9820
Pennsylvania (PA)LancasterLancaster, Lititz, York, Columbia, Landisville, Mountville, Millersville, New Holland, Willow Street, Ephrata717-431-9126
West ChesterWest Chester, Malvern, Downingtown, Exton, Chester Springs, Glenmoore610-228-0938
PaoliChester County, Delaware County, Montogmery County, Bala Cynwyd, Wayne, Paoli, Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, and Conshohocken610-910-9400
NewtownBucks County215-543-3588
Rhode Island (RI)CumberlandProvidence County, Kent County, Washington/South County, Bristol County, Newport County401-426-2032
South Carolina (SC)PickensGreenville, Simpsonville, Taylors, Travelers Rest, Easley, Piedmont, Pickens, Sunset864-777-7132
BlufftonBeaufort, Hilton Head, Bluffton, Okatie, Pritchardville, Hardeeville, St Helena Island843-405-0842
CampobelloSpartanburg, Greer, Inman, Landrum, Boiling Springs, Columbus, Tryon and Mill Springs864-210-9594
LexingtonLexington, Irmo, Chapin803-223-7916
ColumbiaColumbia, Camden, Gaston803-454-9165
CharlestonCharleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, James Island, Hanahan, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah & Seabrook Islands843-628-7788
Fort MillFort Mill, Rock Hill, Indian Land, Lake Wylie, Clover, Waxhaw, Marvin, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Monroe, Indian Trail, Mint Hill, Stallings704-900-0311
South Dakota (SD)Sioux FallsSioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg, Hartford, Brookings, Madison, Dell Rapids, Mitchell, Watertown, Pipestone, Luverne, Worthington, Marshall605-937-8000
Tennessee (TN)PowellLenoir City, Farragut, West Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Karns, Powell865-444-4188
NashvilleDonelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mount Juliet, Hendersonville615-850-8421
FranklinNashville, Franklin, Brentwood615-679-2001
MunfordTipton, Shelby and Fayette Counties901-881-5406
Texas (TX)AmarilloAmarillo, Canyon, Lake Tanglewood, Hereford, Dumas, Pampa, Borger, Claude806-318-1350
McAllenHidalgo County956-441-2150
Fort WorthFort Worth, Aledo, Cleburne, Cresson, Crowley, Godley, Granbury, Joshua, Keene, Millsap, Weatherford, Lipan817-916-8983
New BraunfelsSouth Austin, Kyle, Buda, San Antonio, New Braunfels512-643-9820
Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi, Robstown, Port Aransas, Portland, Aransas Pass, Sinton, Flour Bluff361-480-0309
San AntonioSan Antonio210-202-1067
North Dallas - RichardsonHighland Park, University Park, Richardson, Murphey, Parker, Lake Highlands469-998-0800
HasletFort Worth, Saginaw, Lake Worth, Azle817-916-8867
RockwallGarland, Waxahachie, Sachse, Rowlett, Rockwall, Mesquite214-396-1545
AustinAustin, West Lake Hills, Cedar Park, North Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville512-961-4884
AbileneAbilene, San Angelo, Brownwood325-480-9730
PlanoPlano, Frisco, Allen, Prosper and McKinney214-462-7039
Northeast HoustonKingwood, Humble, Atascocita, Porter, New Caney, Lake Houston, The Woodlands832-460-0003
LongviewGregg, Upshur, Harrison, Cass903-705-6612
MontgomeryMagnolia, Montgomery, Conroe, Lake Conroe, Tomball, Willis, Plantersville, College Station, Bryan, Huntsville, Brenham and Sealy281-815-0228
HoustonHouston Metropolitan Area, Katy, Richmond, Fulshear, Cypress, Cinco Ranch, Spring, Webster, Clear Lake and Pasadena713-864-8888
ManvelMissouri City, Fresno, Pearland832-975-1301
Highland VillageHighland Village, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Dallas, Fort Worth972-584-1641
MansfieldMansfield, Burleson, Cedar Hill, Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Midlothian817-993-6510
FriscoFrisco, McKinney & Prosper972-885-5116
HoustonBellaire, Houston, Greater Sugarland713-680-1900
Virginia (VA)McLeanReston, Herdon, McLean703-832-4426
North ChesterfieldParts of Richmond, Chesterfield, Chester and Colonial Heights804-213-2300
HaymarketGainesville, Centreville, Chantilly, Marshall, Brambleton571-222-6302
FredericksburgStafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Partlow and Woodford540-469-4005
RichmondRichmond, RVA Metro804-767-5220
HamptonHampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, York County757-772-8552
SuffolkChesapeake, Suffolk , Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, and Southern Virginia Beach757-942-2360
Virginia BeachNorfolk. Virginia Beach, Ghent, Freemason, Larchmont757-494-3440
Fairfax StationArlington, Alexandria, Washington DC202-750-5730
Wisconsin (WI)MadisonDane County, Madison, Sun Prairie, Middleton, Verona, Waunakee, DeForest, Cottage Grove, McFarland, Cross Plains, Windsor, Lake Wisconsin, Baraboo, Sauk Prairie608-504-2131
WaukeshaWaukesha, Pewaukee, Delafield, Oconomowoc, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Hartland, Sussex, Menomonee Falls262-232-7570

If your location is not available on the list, or if there is information missing, please contact the Mosquito Joe team through this page. If you encounter this list of companies on a later moment, it is possible that come locations or contact details have changed over time, or that there are already more and newer locations available.

If you happen to find any inconsistencies in the list, please feel free to contact me directly, using the contact form in the top menu of this website. I try to update this table occasionally, but I’m only a one-man team so please bear with me in case the info is not up to date. You can always refer to the official Mosquito Joe website for updated contact information. Thank you in advance for your help!

What Chemicals & Equipment Does Mosquito Joe Use?

Mosquito Joe uses two types of insecticide products for their main mosquito fogger equipment: The barrier mosquito spray uses synthetic forms of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are the natural byproduct of the Chrysanthemum flower. The second mosquito repellent used is natural garlic spray.

All products used by the company are safe for your garden and EPA-registered. While the insecticide is a synthetic chemical, it’s chemical composition is exactly the same as you would find in nature, hence it is not dangerous for the plants in your garden (or for the walls of your house for that matter). The substance is commonly found in commercial products, such as pet shampoos and sprays. The products themselves are water-based. I was told that the garlic spray is very similar to the garlic in your kitchen, but more concentrated.

So the plants are safe, but also the bees or butterflies will not be harmed by the chemicals used. They are specifically targeted at mosquitoes. Different from what most people think, the grass doesn’t need to be sprayed, only the other garden vegetation. So you won’t need to look out for walking in the grass after a treatment is finished.

For people that specifically want to request an all-natural organic solution to their problems, there is the garlic solution, but there is also an option for rosemary & peppermint oils. This is one of the natural scents that will repel mosquitoes from your yard. And if they come in direct contact with this substance, the mosquitoes will immediately die.

Mosquito Joe Vs. Mosquito Squad

If you compare Mosquito Joe with other large pest control brands, such as Mosquito Squad, there are interesting observations to be made. Both brands are specialized experts in the same niche, which is controlling mosquitoes. However, you cannot just put one versus the other objectively. There are a lot of similarities:

  • Both are franchises: They both have a large number of companies under their respective brands;
  • Both are specialized in mosquitoes: These are not common pest companies, but experts in mosquitoes;
  • Both target the United States: Sure, Mosquito Squad also has one location in Kenya, according to their website;
  • Both have professional websites: This is a good indicator of their level of professionalism.

The one difference that is very clear, is the type of pests their ususally control. Mosquito Squad will generally only target mosquitoes and ticks. On the other side, Mosquito Joe is targeting mosquitoes and all sorts of other insect pests, which is a slightly broader scope. I personally only used Mosquito Joe for the purpose of eradicating mosquitoes, so I cannot say much about the cost differences, or the differences between service.

If I needed to choose between the two brands for my specific location, I’d simply decide to get a quote from both and play them out against each other. Just tell the company with the quote that’s worse that you already got a better quote from their main competitor. That’s how you get those sweet discount deals! Being a clever consumer can save you so much money, you should try it some time!

Conclusion: Does Mosquito Joe Work?

Using a pest control service like Mosquito Joe is certainly going to help you get rid of your insect problems. But the question is if it is worth the extra cost. It’s probably too extreme to hire them for the average household, as there are equally good (yet cheaper) permanent anti-mosquito solutions like these as well. I always recommend people to try every option in the book (like traps, foggers, sprays or perhaps homemade solutions), before actually going the most effective and costly route, which is hiring professional pest control services.

You have to be aware that Mosquito Joe will usually come back many times over the span of months. As long as the pest in your backyard comes back, the costs keep piling up. The pesticides used are only a temporary fix for a more persistent root cause. Which is, of course, the fact that your backyard or house was chosen as a good habitat by some of the peskiest insects around. Whether that are mosquitoes, bees, hornets, or other bugs.

The clear answer is: Yes, Mosquito Joe absolutely works! It works great, the service is great, the people are friendly, and they truly get rid of pests for you. But in my opinion, the costs are simply too high to recommend them for an average household. If you want to get rid of insects for a party, or you’ve got a company that relies on an insect-free environment, by all means, go for it! If you’re an average household with no special requirements, I’d say, check out and try some of these anti-insect products first. If those don’t work for you, then go for the last option and hire them.

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