Authority Brands, LLC has acquired Mosquito Squad.
This is the third acquisition of a mosquito franchisor in 2018 after Neighborly (formerly Dwyer Group) acquired Mosquito Joe and Lawn Doctor acquired Mosquito Hunters. Each of these transactions involved acquisitions by multi-brand franchisors.
Founded in 2005, Mosquito Squad is a leading outdoor pest control franchisor with over 250 franchisees in the U.S., Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico. The company provides services to eliminate mosquitoes, ticks and the diseases they can bring to families and communities and was the creator of the mosquito barrier protection spray method.
Authority Brands is a leading home services franchising platform and the parent company to The Cleaning Authority (“TCA”), Homewatch CareGivers (“HWCG”) and America’s Swimming Pool Company (“ASP”). TCA franchisees provide residential cleaning services to more than 100,000 recurring customers, HWCG franchisees deliver at-home services including elderly, disabled and after-surgery care, as well as help for those living with dementia, while ASP franchisees provide swimming pool maintenance, repair and renovation.
“We are very excited about this new partnership as we endeavor to build on our market leadership position, improve our processes and systems, and help our franchisees achieve even greater success. The entire Mosquito Squad team looks forward to aligning with Authority Brands and tapping into their expertise to help us grow and realize the brand’s full potential. We are thrilled to start this new chapter in the future of Mosquito Squad,” said Amy Lawhorne, Vice President and Brand Leader of Mosquito Squad.
“We’ve been following the success of Mosquito Squad for many years. They are a leader in their industry and we are looking forward to supporting their team and helping facilitate the continued growth of their franchisees,” said Rob Weddle, CEO of Authority Brands.
Authority Brands supports individual franchisees by providing marketing, technology and operational support. With the addition of Mosquito Squad, Authority Brands now has more than 750 franchise locations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico.
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands, LLC is the parent company of four leading home service franchisors, The Cleaning Authority, Homewatch CareGivers, America’s Swimming Pool Company and Mosquito Squad. Together, these brands provide recurring home services through more than 750 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Kenya, Indonesia and Puerto Rico. Authority Brands is dedicated to supporting individual franchisee growth through providing strong marketing, technology and operational support.Authority Brands is a portfolio company of Apax Partners.