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Buzz Franchise Brands Finds New Home For Mosquito Joe


Buzz Franchise Brands Finds New Home For Mosquito Joe

Multi-brand franchise company sells the nation's leading mosquito control brand, its original franchise concept, to focus on its emerging brands, Pool Scouts and Home Clean Heroes

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., August 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Buzz Franchise Brands has sold renowned mosquito control company Mosquito Joe to Dwyer Franchising, LLC ("Dwyer Group"), one of the world's largest parent companies for home services brands. This is the first company sale for Buzz Franchise Brands and the first acquisition for Dwyer Group under its new private equity partner, Harvest Partners.

After acquiring local mosquito control business Mosquito Joe in 2012, Buzz Franchise Brands sold the first Mosquito Joe franchise in January 2013. In just over five years, the company has grown to 288 operating units across 34 states plus the District of Columbia and established itself as a leader in the outdoor pest control industry.

Bringing Mosquito Joe into the fold makes Dwyer Group the holding company to 21 service brands operating domestically and internationally.

"Mosquito Joe's rally cry is 'Outside is fun again,' and we think their service combined with their professionalism and high customer satisfaction marks are the perfect fit for Dwyer Group and our Neighborly offering," said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Dwyer Group. "Mosquito Joe is a current market leader in this space, and we look forward to continuing to support their growth."

Buzz Franchise Brands' mission is to build companies that get people talking. It is parent company to pool cleaning and maintenance franchise Pool Scouts, currently operating in nine states, and residential cleaning brand Home Clean Heroes, which will begin franchising this summer.

"It's bittersweet to let Mosquito Joe go," said Kevin Wilson, CEO of Buzz Franchise Brands, "But we know the brand is in good hands with Dwyer Group, and we're looking forward to focusing on the continued development of Pool Scouts and Home Clean Heroes, as well as launching new brands in the years to come."

For more information about Buzz Franchise Brands, visit

About Buzz Franchise Brands:
Founded in 2012 and based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Buzz Franchise Brands is a fast-growing multi-brand franchising organization that builds companies that get people talking. With a primary focus on providing quality services to the home, Buzz Franchise Brands includes pool cleaning and maintenance company Pool Scouts and residential cleaning company Home Clean Heroes. For more information about Buzz Franchise Brands and our franchise concepts, visit

About Mosquito Joe:
Virginia Beach, VA-based Mosquito Joe provides mosquito, tick and flea control treatment to residential and commercial customers nationwide. Technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes so people can enjoy being outside again. While each Mosquito Joe is an independently owned franchise that offers customers reliable and effective service from a trusted community member, it is also backed by a national network of technical expertise. For more information or franchising opportunities, visit

About Dwyer Group:
Founded in 1981 and based in Waco, Texas, Dwyer Group is a holding company of 21 service brands and supports franchise organizations under the umbrella brand Neighborly in the United States and Neighbourly in Canada. Neighborly® is a community of experts who repair, maintain and enhance properties united under one platform to better meet the needs of today's consumer. Collectively, these concepts offer customers a broad base of residential and commercial services. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at and, respectively. Learn more about Dwyer Group at



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