Get to Know Our Mosquito Control Company
How We Began Taking Back Yards
Mosquito Authority was founded in 2002 by Joey Osborne in Hickory, NC. What started as a family business has grown exponentially into the largest mosquito control company in the U.S., and helping families everywhere protect themselves from the risks and dangers posed by mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests is our prime focus.
Osborne came up with the idea for a mosquito control company while in the backyard with his children, frustrated by having to limit playtime outside to protect the girls from mosquitoes, which were difficult to keep at bay, and caused no end of frustration once the itching set in. Osborne knew that while mosquito bites were annoying, they are also legitimately dangerous to adults, children, and even pets, including malaria, Zika and West Nile virus, and more. Initially, Osborne chose to lead with a mission of eliminating annoyance rather than appear to be deploying scare tactics for consumers to feel pressured into buying his company’s services. He quickly decided it was more important to help families take back their yards by being aware of the dangers posed by mosquitoes and arm them with information and services that would help.
In the past 18 years, we’ve grown to over 500 locations, which means we’re sure to have mosquito control professionals near you. We pride ourselves on educating our customers on the services we provide without scaring them into buying, and our “customers love us” for our honest approach, and we even maintain a blog to keep you informed and up to date on all things mosquito and control. We’ve served countless families, allowing them to take back their yards and enjoy time together without mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests with our tried-and-true systems and our newer services as well.
Too many people just don’t understand the risks and dangers backyard pests can bring, shrugging them off as annoyances to be suffered while playing catch, catching up on the patio, or even enjoying a special event like a birthday or graduation party. The truth is that nearly 700 million people contract a mosquito-related illness each year, and 1 million die as a result. We’ve made it our mission to reduce those numbers by taking our role as mosquito control experts seriously and educating people about the dangers while also offering solutions for prevention and healing.
Mosquito Authority: A Strong Presence in Our Local Communities
We take great pride in the services we offer in our local communities, and we strive to make a positive impact wherever possible. In fact, we even recently highlighted the extra effort one of our franchisees and mosquito control specialists made in Richmond, VA. Anthony Duncan, an owner of several Mosquito Authority locations in the area, provided 100 free treatments per month to front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our founder Joey Osborne is a former president of the Hickory Landmarks Society, setting the tone for civic duty and activity, with many of our franchisees taking their commitment to their communities to heart, including sponsoring local sports teams and charities and finding other ways of giving back.
The Mosquito Authority Guarantee
Truth be told, we know that we’ll never be able to eliminate every mosquito, tick, fly, or other pest from your property – but we will certainly try, and we believe we have the most potent approaches and services to suit your individual needs. Our service comes with a guarantee that we’ll never lock you into a long-term commitment or contract. We arrive at your location ready to assess, estimate, and service your needs, and if any issues arise or problems occur, we are available with one call to come back, reassess, and treat the problems. This means you receive regular maintenance with no-long term contracts, all backed by peace of mind.
We’re confident that our mosquito control company offers a treatment service that will effectively and quickly treat your problems, including barrier sprays, natural solutions, special event prevention, and more. We also provide solutions for ticks, flies, and other pests. Find your local Mosquito Authority to learn more, or contact us today!