Posted on June 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

CARROLLTON, Texas – May 31, 2013 – 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 Jenny Harwood, owner of A Perfect Balance, has purchased its Detroit franchise.  Just in time for summer, MosquitoNix mosquito control will protect families and outdoor enthusiasts from mosquitos and mosquito borne illnesses throughout Detroit, Birmingham, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Isle and Novi. In 2012, 202 human cases of West Nile virus were reported in Michigan, including 14 deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Of those, 138 human cases were reported in Wayne (83), Oakland (23), Macomb (28) and Washtenaw (4) counties. 

“We are continuing our strategic expansion plan to meet the dramatic increase in demand for mosquito control across North America. Last year’s West Nile virus outbreak was the largest since 2003. With summer just around the corner, time is of the essence for MosquitoNix  to protect more and more families from annoying bugs and life threatening mosquito borne illnesses,” said Dan O’Neal, chairman & CEO of FEMO Group Holdings, MosquitoNix’s parent company. “We are impressed with Jenny’s commitment to provide mosquito control to the Greater Detroit community so that families and businesses across the Motor City 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 about partnering with the MosquitoNix brand, which allows us to provide the most effective mosquito control solution available,” said Jenny Harwood, President, MosquitoNix of Detroit.  “Now that MosquitoNix is finally in Michigan we have the ability to potentially save lives and allow Detroit area families to reclaim their backyards without worrying about their loved ones and pets getting West Nile or other mosquito borne diseases.” 

“We are proud Detroit is our newest franchise market as we aggressively work to protect families in more cities across North America,” said Josh Ingram, president of FEMO Group Franchise Systems. “Our strategic expansion goal is for MosquitoNix to open 50 new franchises in 2013, and as many as 200 by the end of 2015.” 

                                                                                                                                                                                             

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).

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