Controlling mosquitoes is big business for Mosquito Squad

What do you do if you have a successful business that employs 25 people and see a demand for another business? If you are Ken and Julie Wuerfel you start a second business.
The Wuerfels already had a successful business in the Cleaning Authority of Berrien County. 
The residential cleaning business that offers green cleaning among its services has grown over the past seven years. It saw growth of about 8 percent in 2012. 
Julie Wuerfel says they saw a demand for a company that controlled mosquitos and decided to become franchisees in Mosquito Squad. The business started out two years ago in St. Joseph with two employees, added two employees over the past year, and expects to add two more in 2013 as mosquito season commences.  
Sales were up 100 percent in 2012 compared to 2011.
Wuerfel says the company's growth has come as it has gotten the word out about the services it offers. Mosquito Squad offers a spray service that kills adult mosquitoes and ticks on contact. As new mosquitoes arrive and try to feed in the sprayed yard the residue on leaves kills them, as well. The treatment lasts for 21 days. 
The company also offers an all-natural spray that does not kill mosquitoes but repels  or confuses them  by its smell. Humans detect only a mild odor that dissipates within two hours of application.
Wuerfel points out that the national company Mosquito Squad has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing franchises in the country. 
Writer: Kathy Jennings, Second Wave Media
Source: Julie Wuerfel, Mosquito Squad
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