Mosquito Joe Opens in Framingham

FRAMINGHAM – Mosquito Joe is coming to Framingham this spring.

Mosquito Joe “provides mosquito control treatment to residential and commercial customers, and is opening this month.

The website pops with its bright yellow and green color scheme, as well as it’s tagline “Outside is Fun Again.”

Mosquito Joe President Lou Schager explained the vibrancy of the website was no mistake.

The company wanted to draw people in in a way that other pest control companies do not. The colors and tagline are inviting and playful. In fact, according to Schager, the back of his personal business card reads, “Don’t slap yourself,” playfully referencing the pesky way mosquitoes sneak up on you.

Mosquito Joe is quickly expanding with franchises all over the nation. The company offers three different services: custom barrier sprays, all natural treatments and barriers for special events.

According to Schager, the custom barrier sprays last several weeks. The customer will then have another spray put in place once the previous one wears out. The all the natural treatments have “less adhesive properties than (the) synthetic spray.” The barriers for special events are a one-time thing. They offer mosquito protection during events like barbecues, weddings and family reunions. The company not only offers protection from mosquitoes, but ticks as well.

Kathy and Eric Samaragedlis are the team opening the new Mosquito Joe franchise in the Framingham area. They currently own and operate a franchise in the Walpole area. Though Eric is a Massachusetts native, the couple lived in Florida for several years before moving back to the area. Immediately upon arrival back here, they realized just how serious the mosquito problem is in this area.

While in Florida, Kathy owned and operated Angels in Florida, a senior care franchise. It was through this experience that Kathy discovered the passion she had for opening businesses that assist community members in solving prevalent problems. Now in Massachusetts, Kathy hopes to take her passion and help local community members resolve their mosquito problems. The business is run by Kathy, with help from her family.

Mosquitoes are no laughing matter. They carry insect-borne diseases such as Zika, West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. In fact, mosquitoes are the most deadly animals in the world.

According to the World Health Organization, mosquito bites cause over 1 million deaths of people every year.

Not only do Kathy and Eric help the local community with their mosquito problems, but they help the global community as well.

Every year, they donate Nothing But Nets. Nothing But Nets is a global grassroots campaign that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight malaria, another disease delivered by mosquitoes.

Kathy and Eric Samaragedlis are determined to help solve the mosquito problem in Massachusetts.

They want to keep as many families as they can protected. With the moisture and rain that prevailed all throughout the winter season, they are expecting to be extremely busy this mosquito season.


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Shauna Golden

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