See why this local HR exec recently bought a franchise that lets you enjoy your yard again while keeping you, your family and pets safe.
Cincy Chic: What is Mosquito Hunters?
Jen Graft, Own of Mosquito Hunters Liberty Township: We are a mosquito abatement company that helps our clients talks back their yards. Our treatment controls ticks and fleas as well and lasts 21 days. It’s a franchise that I bought into in February 2019.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind Mosquito Hunters?
Graft: The CEO started it three years ago in Chicago and began franchising in 2018. There are 50 franchises now and is continuing to grow.
Cincy Chic: Can you talk about your transition from executive at an HR company to entrepreneur?
Graft: I bought into the business as a side hustle and have taken this first season to help build the brand awareness, and learn the systems and processes. Adding to my MBA and certification in HR, I am now a certified commercial applicator of pesticides.
Cincy Chic: Why are you so passionate about this business?
Graft: Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet and our services help keep families and pets safe. We have our family involved in the business and we make it fun! Gunther the Hunter is our mascot and my son dresses up as Gunther for special events, and we have a wrapped van with backpack sprayers ready for business!
Cincy Chic: What makes this business unique?
Graft: We are in the loyalty business. It’s about relationships and knowing our clients. Yes it’s a specialty to treat for these pests as that’s all we do, and we work with our clients to treat the breeding grounds for mosquitoes. We differentiate by how we approach customer service. We want to know our customers. There are also no contracts and we stand by our happiness promise. If you’re not happy we will retreat at no cost to you.
Cincy Chic: Why is it so important for people/families to do it?
Graft: It not only keeps families safe from deadly bites but also keeps the annoying pests away so you can enjoy your yard and entertain without getting bit.