The Leader in Outdoor Pest Control Will Continue to Focus on Providing Residential and Commercial Services While Committing to Reducing Risk and Educating Customers on the Importance of Integrated Pest Management
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mosquito Joe, the leading mosquito, tick and flea control company with 323 territories across the country is now a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP). This elite partnership offers Mosquito Joe the opportunity to further demonstrate its deeply held commitment to responsible product application and environmental stewardship while leading the industry in pest management solutions that are effective for all.
Established in 1994 by the Office of Pesticide Programs' Environmental Stewardship Branch, the PESP is the only federal stewardship organization that engages commercial, private and public users of pesticides in a program that encourages members to reduce risk, seek alternative methods of treatment and explore new approaches to pest management challenges. The PESP advocates for Integrated Pest Management which takes a comprehensive approach to the pest lifecycle and their interactions with the environment, placing importance on minimizing the hazard to people and property.
Mosquito Joe's partnership with the program was spearheaded by David Price, a certified urban entomologist and the company's technical manager. In the coming months, Price will develop and disseminate a series of educational resources regarding specific guidelines, procedures and metrics that align with Mosquito Joe's commitment with the PESP. Prior to joining Mosquito Joe in March 2019, Price had previously initiated a program partnership, developed a strategic plan and managed implementation for another pest control company.
"I am excited for this significant milestone for Mosquito Joe," said Price. "Our partnership with the PESP demonstrates our commitment to reducing pest management risk and creating sustainable pest management practices that combat common challenges found in the field. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate why we are at the top of our industry and to show our customers that we remain dedicated to not only ridding their yards of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, but by doing so in the most responsible way possible."
Mosquito Joe, an expert in outdoor pest control, is now among the few pest control companies affiliated with the PESP. With this partnership, Mosquito Joe aims to reduce the risk from pesticides in areas in which people live, work, and play while educating the public on the importance and impact of integrated pest management. Establishing the partnership is a strategic step in the ongoing development of an actionable plan and evaluation of measurable goals. Through this program, Mosquito Joe will contribute to lowering risk and advancing an environmentally sustainable approach to pest control.
For more information about Mosquito Joe's involvement with the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, please visit https://mosquitojoe.com/pesp-partnership/.
About Mosquito Joe
Dedicated to making outside fun again by eliminating mosquitoes, ticks and fleas from customer's yards, Mosquito Joe®, a Neighborly company, is a leader in the outdoor pest control industry. The brand was founded in 2010 and has since expanded to over 323 locations throughout the U.S. Acquired by Neighborly® in 2018, Mosquito Joe is part of a community of home service experts, leveraging Neighborly's nearly 3,500 professional home service experts across 14 brands in the U.S. and Canada with a unique direct service function that provides consumers assistance with nearly all aspects of their home care needs. Neighborly brands include: Aire Serv®, Five Star Painting®, Glass Doctor®, Portland Glass®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter®, Protect Painters®, Rainbow International®, Window Genie®, Mosquito Joe® and The Grounds Guys®. Additional information about Neighborly can be found at http://www.GetNeighborly.com. For more information about Mosquito Joe, visit http://www.MosquitoJoe.com and to learn about franchising opportunities at http://www.MosquitoJoeFranchise.com.