RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Mosquito Squad, America's largest mosquito elimination and tick control brand, has been named as one of the fastest growing companies by INC. Magazine.
With a three-year sales growth of 303% and a number 1413 ranking of 5000 companies, Mosquito Squad is among the top third of fastest growing firms on the coveted annual list. Mosquito Squad's growth rate is more than three times the 90% average growth rate of other franchise companies on the list and remains among the fastest growing franchises on the INC. list. The company boasts over 150 franchise locations and specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so that Americans can enjoy their yards, business spaces and outdoor events.
Chris Grandpre, chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company and franchisor of Mosquito Squad, said, "We couldn't be prouder of our hardworking franchisees and dedicated corporate staff as this ranking is reflective of all their work in local markets across the country. Clearly, our concept continues to build momentum as more and more consumers seek solutions to protect themselves against mosquitoes and ticks and the illnesses they carry."
Scott Zide, president and COO of Outdoor Living Brands, added that wet weather throughout most of the country in the late spring and summer coupled with the emergence of Chikungunya virus has led to more focus on solutions to eliminate mosquitoes.
Zide said 2014 combined sales were up a record 63% in the first two quarters of the year, and are expected to continue to grow throughout 2014. In addition to expanding into new markets throughout the United States, Mosquito Squad is planning to expand internationally, with company officials participating in a trade mission to Mexico in October.
About Mosquito Squad
With more than 150 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. For more information, visit www.MosquitoSquad.com, www.MosquitoSquadFranchise.com and www.OutdoorLivingBrands.com.
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