Zika worries bring mosquito-fighting business to Mississippi
JACKSON - A Virginia-based mosquito control company says its hopes to franchise operations in Mississippi.
The operations officer of "Mosquito Joe" tells The Clarion-Ledger that the company wants to operate in the state as concerns about the Zika virus grow.
The Mississippi State Department of Health says 23 cases of Zika have been reported in Mississippi to date. All have been travel-related.
But concerns that mosquitoes could spread Zika have prompted an interest in mosquito control. And that has prompted Mosquito Joe to seek franchise candidates in Jackson, Brandon, Gulfport and Biloxi.