Outdoor Living Brands' Mosquito Squad signs more than a dozen new franchise agreements since Sept. 1, 2011, including first in north central U.S.

RICHMOND, Virginia , October 26, 2011 (press release) – Outdoor Living Brands' Mosquito Squad continues its expansion with the signing of more than a dozen new franchise agreements since September 1, 2011, including its first in the north central United States. The announcement was made by Chris Grandpre, chairman and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands, parent company and franchisor of Mosquito Squad.

Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so that Americans can enjoy their yards, business spaces and outdoor events. Recognized as one of the 15th fastest growing franchise concepts in 2011 by INC. Magazine, Mosquito Squad has grown from 15 locations to more than 75. Mosquito Squad also has received accolades as a superior franchise organization by several industry organizations. For the 2012 season, new franchise locations will open in:

* Illinois
* Michigan
* South Dakota
* New Jersey
* Virginia
* Massachusetts
* New Hampshire


Mosquito Squad is a proven concept with strong support from a dedicated operations and marketing team," Grandpre said. "We expect to start the 2012 season with a significant number of new franchisees in key strategic locations across the country. Our team continues to work toward our goal of having over 100 locations prior to the start of the 2012 season, which is a fantastic increase over the 17 locations that were part of the business when we acquired it less than three years ago.

About Mosquito Squad

With more than 70 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy yards, special events and green spaces. Mosquito Squad, an Outdoor Living Brands company, was certified as a World Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute in 2010 and 2011 and was rated one of the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, receiving their 2011 and 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit www.MosquitoSquad.com and www.OutdoorLivingBrands.com.

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