Mosquito Squad

America’s leading mosquito control and tick control franchise opens in Chattanooga, TN to help fight Lyme disease and West Nile Virus, on the web at

Mosquito Squad mosquito control welcomes Brad Ledford as its newest franchise owner as Mosquito Squad of Chattanooga is now open for business.

“We’re happy to add Brad 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 currently has five ways to ensure affordable, dependable and effective protection against the nuisance and dangers of mosquitoes (and ticks in participating locations) and the diseases they can carry, like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis and Lyme Disease, just to name a few.

  1. 21-day Barrier Spray, which kills on contact and continues for three weeks.
  2. 14-day All-Natural Spray, which kills adult mosquitoes on contact and has a two-week repellent effect.
  3. Intensive Tick Treatment to reduce the spread of Lyme disease.
  4. Special Event Spray for mosquito-free outdoor parties, weddings, picnics and concerts.
  5. Automatic Misting System providing continuous control 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via timed bursts of protective sprays at key times when mosquitoes are at their most active.

Tennessee has had confirmed cases of West Nile that were transmitted by mosquito bites, as well as many cases of heartworm. Ledford, who considers his two dogs family as well states, “I want to protect my dogs as much as the rest of my family.” The best way to keep safe from these illnesses is to limit your exposure to bug bites. Mosquito Squad mosquito control protects people and pets (and allows them to enjoy the outdoors) by administering a spray that keeps properties virtually free of pests.

Mosquitoes weren’t the only insects on Ledford’s mind when he was considering bringing Mosquito Squad mosquito control to the area. “Insect borne diseases are a real problem in the Tennessee Valley,” said Ledford. “Most people you speak with have heard of Lyme Disease, heartworm and West Nile. Mosquito Squad has the ability to control mosquitoes and ticks before they get to our families. It makes perfect sense that we have a company in our area that can combat them.”

Mosquito Squad is bringing its brand of professional mosquito control and tick extermination to the area. “Whether for season-long protection or a one-time event such as a wedding or other outdoor events, we can ensure that mosquitoes, fleas and ticks don’t get the best of you,” says Brad Ledford, owner of Mosquito Squad of Chattanooga.

Mosquito Squad of Chattanooga will service Hamilton and Bradley counties.

The Mosquito Squad mosquito control technology is similar to that which has proven to be extremely effective in the dairy farm and horse industries in controlling annoying flying insects. Part of Outdoor Living Brands’ franchise company based in Richmond, VA, Mosquito Squad mosquito control keeps families, residences, businesses and special events like outdoor weddings and picnics mosquito-free. Mosquito Squad mosquito control was recently rated one of the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review and received their 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. Mosquito Squad mosquito control also received the World Class Franchise Designation from the Franchise Research Institute.

To find Mosquito Squad mosquito control near you, call toll-free 877 MOSQUAD, or 877-667-7823.

For information on Mosquito Squad mosquito control franchise opportunities, call 800-722-4668 and ask for Franchise Recruitment.


Yesterday, Mosquito Squad, one of the franchise systems owned by Outdoor Living Brands, completed the training of its largest class of new franchisees ever. 

We are delighted to welcome this group of new franchise owners into the family of Outdoor Living Brands.  We look forward to supporting their efforts to pusure their personal, business and career goals by growing vibrant Mosquito Squad franchise businesses in the years ahead!

As the leader of an outdoor living franchise company, we are always looking for qualified and properly capitalized franchisees to join our franchise systems – Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and Mosquito Squad.

I am delighted to announce a record setting new class of Mosquito Squad franchisees will be starting their initial training in Richmond on December 7, 2009. This is the largest training class ever for Mosquito Squad and Outdoor Living Brands; it completes our efforts to more than double the Mosquito Squad franchise system in 2009. The new franchisees will be preparing to launch their franchise operations in 2010 and will start protecting families from both the annoying bites and the dangers of insect borne diseases next spring. 

MSF 3560 December 2009 Record Training Press Release – Final

I (and our entire team) look forward to supporting these new franchisees to help them to reach their personal, business and lifestyle objectives that led them to invest in and launch their Mosquito Squad franchise businesses!

Wow, we are experiencing some strong building momentum with our Mosquito Squad franchise business, part of Outdoor Living Brands!  Since acquiring the company in the first quarter of 2009 with approximately 17 franchise locations, we will more than double the company by the end of the year – in fact, we are likely to have more than 40 franchise locations at the beginning of 2010. 

Despite the economic climate, 2009 was a very strong season for the Mosquito Squad franchise system and demand is running extremely strong from individuals seeking to join this rapidly growing franchise system.  We are working on finalizing plans for a very large December training class and expect continued rapid expansion in 2010.  It is fun and rewarding to be part of a dynamic growing franchise system that is helping our franchisees to reach their personal and business goals.

Recently, as the president of a multi-branded outdoor living franchise company, I had the pleasure of receiving a call from one of our franchise owners.  The franchisee was asking questions about the mechanics of selling his franchise business.  He had recently been approached by an interested party about selling the company.  This franchise owner had been one of the very early adopters of the brand and business model and had built an extremely successful operation in his local market – one that attracted attention of a potential suitor.  I offered some advice for the upcoming negotiations and my ongoing support then I wished him good luck!

A short time later, I received another call from the franchisee indicating that the buyer and seller had reached agreement regarding a transaction.  As a leader of a franchise company, there is nothing more gratifying than seeing our franchise owners create significant equity value and reap the rewards of their hard work!  After all, it is these life goals – wealth creation, income, debt reduction and control over their lifestyle – that led them to invest and start a franchise business in the first place.  It is wonderful to see our franchisees come full circle and reach the finish line!

2009 Global Day Brings Awareness to Insect-Borne Diseases

Mosquito Squad®, a leader in insect control, salutes Roll Back Malaria’s effort to bring insect-borne diseases to public consciousness. Saturday, April 25th, marks the second annual World Malaria Day. The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership asks the global community to come together for one day to recognize and reflect upon the importance of controlling Malaria. It strives to increase awareness of the deadly disease and the simple ways the global population can help to prevent it. To help Roll Back Malaria’s efforts, you can donate funds to go towards mosquito nets and medications to prevent and treat Malaria. For more information, visit their website at Malaria, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, is preventable and treatable, yet it takes the lives of nearly 3 million people and effects 500 million people worldwide each year. It, unfortunately, is not the only disease spread by insects. Mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects spread Malaria, West Nile, Lyme disease, and other illnesses. Mosquito Squad® offers a proven, effective way to control mosquitoes and other insects within the perimeter of your property. Part of Outdoor Living Brands’ franchise company based in Richmond, VA, Mosquito Squad® keeps families, residences, and special events insect-free by applying a barrier spray around a property, killing the pests within it. For more information, visit or phone the location near you.

Contributions by Jane Walker

In addition to my role as President of Outdoor Living Brands, I am privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Business Society.  This is a group of driven, accomplished business leaders that works to promote VCU’s School of Business in the business community and to increase the involvement of alumni with their university and business school. I attended a Board meeting yesterday morning and it is energizing to see the passion and energy of these business leaders.  I always leave the meeting with great ideas to apply to my franchise businesses – Archadeck, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives and Mosquito Squad. While I was excited to join the Board to give back to the university where I completed my MBA, I find I am getting far more than I receive.  I think that is that has been the case in every time I take the time out of my family life and business life to get involved and give back!

Also, the Rams men’s basketball team just won the CAA basketball tournament and is heading to the NCAA tournament – go Rams!

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