RICHMOND, Va., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosquito Squad, North America's largest and most trusted tick and mosquito control brand, has hit a milestone with the opening of its 100 th franchise location, Mosquito Squad of Southeast Georgia owned by Michael and Monica Fendley of Woodbine, GA.
Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so homeowners can enjoy their yards, outdoor events, and outdoor living and dining spaces. Now with over 120 locations slated to open this Spring, the company has been recognized as one of the country's fastest growing franchise concepts in 2012 and 2011 by INC. Magazine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5,387 cases of West Nile were reported in 2012, with 243 deaths. West Nile is spread only via the bite of an infected mosquito. Incidents of Lyme disease, spread via ticks, have increased as well, with more than 32,000 confirmed and probable cases reported in 2012, up from 22,000 in 2011.
"The mosquito and tick populations and associated diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme disease have grown exponentially in the U.S. over the past several years, and our growth is due in part to that," said Scott Zide, president and COO of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company of Mosquito Squad. "Our goal is to educate homeowners on how to take a proactive approach to mosquito and tick elimination so that they can enjoy outdoor living in comfort."The Fendley's service area includes Golden Isles, Kings Bay, Cumberland National Seashore Cities, Allenhurst, Alma, Altama, Ashintilly, Baxley, Bayview, Blackshear, Bristol, Brunswick, Carnigan, Cox, Crescent, Darien, Doctortown, Donald, Elim, Eulonia, Everett, Fleming, Flemington, Folkston, Fort Stewart, Gardi, Glennville, Graham, Gum Branch, Guysie, Hickory Bluff, Hickox, Hinesville, Hoboken, Homeland, Hortense, Jekyll Island, Jesup, Jones, Jot Em Down Store, Kings Bay, Kingsland, Ludowici, Lulaton, Madray Springs, Manor, McKinnon, Mendes, Meridian, Mershon, Midway, Nahunta, Odum, Okefenokee, Patterson, Pine Grove, Piney Bluff, Raybon, Retreat, Riceboro, Richmond Hill, Ridgeville, Rockingham, Saint George, Saint Marys, Saint Simons Island, Screven, Sea Island, Sears, Shellman Bluff, South Newport, Spring Bluff, Sterling, Surrency, Thalman, Tison, Townsend, Valona, Waverly, Waycross, Waynesville, White Oak and Woodbine. For more information, contact Michael and Monica Fendley at (912) 576 - 4300 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. About Mosquito Squad With more than 100 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy their yards, outdoor living spaces, special events and green spaces. Mosquito Squad, an Outdoor Living Brands company, was certified as a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute in 2012, 2011, and 2010 and was rated one of the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, receiving their 2012, 2011 and 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit www.MosquitoSquad.com, www.MosquitoSquadFranchise.com and www.OutdoorLivingBrands.com. SOURCE Mosquito Squad