GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – (April 13, 2012) –Mosquito Squad, North America’s largest and most trusted mosquito elimination and tick control brand, is expanding with the opening of Mosquito Squad of Grand Rapids, owned by Dan and Dave Dykstra.


Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces so that Americans can enjoy their yards, outdoor events, and outdoor living and dining spaces. Recognized as the country’s 13th fastest growing franchise concept in 2011 by INC. Magazine, Mosquito Squad is America’s largest mosquito and tick control brand, with more than 85 franchise locations. 

After two decades in manufacturing, Dan started his own document shredding company.  Following a successful eight years, he decided to pursue a new business opportunity with Mosquito Squad due to the solid support the company provides to its franchisees and the unique service it provides customers.

“Mosquito Squad is a natural extension of our outdoor services company, which provides exterior cleaning for residential and commercial customers,” said Dykstra.  “We will now be able to completely manage all of our client’s outdoor needs so they can enjoy their outdoor spaces during the warm weather season.”

“Barrier sprays and treatment for mosquitos and ticks have skyrocketed in popularity due to the continued awareness of Lyme disease and the life-changing illnesses that these vectors carry,” said Scott Zide, president of Outdoor Living Brands, the parent company for Mosquito Squad. “We know that the  Dykstra’s are well qualified to provide Grand Rapids residents with the quality of service that is consistent with our brand.”

Mosquito Squad of Grand Rapids will serve a number of areas, including Belding, Clarksville, Fenwick, Fowler, Hubbardston, Ionia, Lake Odessa, Lyons, Muir, Orleans, Pewamo, Portland, Saranac, Sheridan, Sidney, Sunfield, Westphalia, Woodland, Ada, Alto, Belmont, Caledonia, Freeport, Lowell, Middleville, Rockford, Wayland, Cascade, Forest Hills, Lowell,Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids and Kentwood.

For more information contact Dykstra at: 616-662-1103 or


About Mosquito Squad

With more than 85 franchise locations nationwide, Mosquito Squad specializes in eliminating mosquitoes and ticks from outdoor living spaces, allowing Americans to enjoy their yards, outdoor living spaces, 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 2012, 2011, and 2010 and was rated one of the Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review, receiving their 2012, 2011 and 2010 Franchisee Satisfaction Award.  For more information, visit, and                


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