Mosquito Sheriff Was the Perfect Family-Friendly Business for this Franchisee

Mosquito Sheriff Franchise

The Pest Control Franchise Offered an Easy-to-Start, Recession-Resistant Opportunity

After 20 years of working for a telecommunications company, Mikal Abdussalaam decided to be his own boss and create generational wealth for his family. He chose franchise ownership with Mosquito Sheriff because it offered a family-friendly business that was easy to start, recession-resistant, and offered thorough support and training.

Abdussalaam likes that the business is seasonal with the flexibility to add additional services if and when he wishes. Since he started Mosquito Sheriff of Northeast Washington, D.C., in April, 2022, he has been running it as an owner-operator with no employees. He plans to scale the operation in time, but for now he is focused on building a customer base. To do that, he participates in community events and activities to promote the business and build awareness about his services.

Mosquito Sheriff franchisee Mikal Abdussalaam
Mosquito Sheriff franchisee Mikal Abdussalaam

On a typical day, Abdussalaam organizes his route, communicates with customers and spends time investigating customer properties for potential mosquito breeding areas.

Family-Friendly Business

Abdussalaam enjoys fully controlling his schedule and having more time to be with family and friends. He says his experience from start to finish has been great. “The training process was simple with easy-to-understand information and hands-on experience,” he says. “From the friendly environment to the call and support centers, Mosquito Sheriff has proven to be a great business. Brian, Patrice and Marcus from the corporate team have made my experience awesome.”

Pest control continues to be in demand. Data from MarketsAndMarkets shows that the industry is expected to grow from $22.7 billion to $29.1 billion by 2026.  

The Mosquito Sheriff Franchise Opportunity

Mosquito Sheriff franchise

With Mosquito Sheriff, franchise owners can build a family-friendly business on their own terms. They can run their locations with little to no employees or go big with several trucks and a large team.

Because pest removal is a seasonal business, there’s opportunity for downtime. However, franchise owners can add on services to generate more revenue. For example, there’s both residential and commercial holiday lighting services. Franchise owners can also choose to offer pest removal services at special events such as weddings and community fairs. The possibilities are unlimited.

  • Seasonal business with add-on services
  • Great work-life balance
  • Call center to answer phones, sign clients, and take payments
  • Annual digital marketing
  • Truck routing system
  • Unlimited growth potential
  • Feel-good business with in-demand service
  • Proprietary, non-toxic products
  • Thorough training and support
  • Home-based business
  • Commercial and residential clients

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Jill Abrahamsen’s career spans more than 20 years in editorial, design, and marketing roles. She serves as editor-in-chief of Franchise Consultant Magazine and FranchiseWire. Through both platforms, Jill reports on industry news and helps Franchisors spread the word about their brands.
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