With Mosquito Joe, outside is fun again.

What We Do, and Our Team

Mosquito Joe provides outdoor pest control treatments to residential and commercial customers. Our technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to one thing: getting rid of mosquitoes so you can enjoy being outside again. Outfitted with the latest gear and backed by the coordination of a top-notch support staff, our technicians in the field get the job done swiftly and thoroughly, leaving a noticeable absence of biting insects in their wake. Read more about our services.

Steve Clark, Owner                        

Picture of Owner of Mosquito Joe of East Memphis - Steve ClarkSteve established his own lawn care business while still in junior high school.  He took pride in maintaining clients’ yards, all while continuing to attend classes.  After slow but steady growth, Steve sold his mowing & landscaping portion of the business to focus on lawn treatments.  In 2014 Steve added Mosquito Joe, a mosquito control franchise to his already growing Southern Lawn and Pest business.  Steve bought the Mosquito Joe franchise for one very simple reason – he hates mosquitoes.  Both businesses have continued to thrive, and he has had to relocate to “bigger and better” twice in the last two years.  He is a firm believer in top notch customer service, and to glorify God in all that we do. He attributes his success to hard work and God’s blessings.  Steve is married with two kids, and makes sure to have quality family time despite his full schedule.


Picture of Dee Lavery, Branch Operations Manager of Mosquito Joe of East MemphisDee Lavery, Branch Manager

2018 is Dee’s fourth season with Mosquito Joe, and she is State certified in both lawn and pest. In 2018, Dee got her State License for pest control! She is married with 4 adult children and 3 glorious grandchildren (she’s a little biased). Dee was born in El Paso, TX and as an Air Force brat, has lived in numerous places, including Japan and Canada. She Joined the Air Force herself, and served 4 years, 3 of which were at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Dee loves to travel, and gets more than just a little stir crazy when unable to do so! She volunteers with a local chapter of the Knights of Columbus at Memphis Tiger football games and is also a licensed vocational nurse. For two years, she was the office manager for both Mosquito Joe, and Southern Lawn & Pest.  The 2017 season changed, allowing her to focus solely on Mosquito Joe. This change was a challenge that she took head-on and enjoyed thoroughly! The cherry on top was that she was awarded the first-ever franchise-wide Mosquito Joe Office Manager of the Year award for 2017. Now, Dee is working on her FAA pilot’s license for unmanned aircraft.

Favorite Food: Enchiladas, or Souvlaki  Favorite Music: Classic Rock, but loves to listen to live Blues  Favorite Movie: The Cheap Detective  Favorite Sport: Dee is not a sports fan, due largely to the fact that she is the world’s biggest klutz so was never able to participate



Heather Grant, Office Assistant Photo of Mosquito Joe Office Assistant - Heather Grant

Welcome, Heather! 2018 is her first season with Mosquito Joe. She was born in Marietta, GA and grew-up in Decatur, Alabama, and has traveled around the USA. Heather has been married to John “Shrek”, a Retired Navy Chief for 22 years and they have settled into the area. Heather and her husband have 2 grown children and 1 dog. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, and is a Tupperware consultant.

Favorite Food: Cajun or Mexican food  Favorite Music: All Music  Favorite Movie: Steel Magnolias & Goonies  Favorite Sport: SEC Football (Auburn, WAR EAGLE!!!!)



Photo of Mosquito Joe Technician Wes DyerWes Dyer, Lead Technician

Wes comes to us for something to do post-military. Having retired from the National Guard after 29 years of service, he has done pretty much anything and everything. His many years of leadership, training personnel and long hours have earned him the title of Lead Technician. He is responsible for training new technicians and overseeing field operations. Wes has been a Mosquito Joe customer for several years, thus the reason his backyard is his favorite place to go to relax. It speaks volumes to have a customer think enough of us to want to work here, too! He enjoys hunting, camping, and video games.

Favorite Food: Mexican food  Favorite Music: Blues and Classic Rock   Favorite Movie:  Lone Survivor  Favorite Sport:  Basketball



                                                                                 Bryan Lavery, TechnicianPicture of Certified Mosquito Control Technician - Bryan Lavery

2018 is Bryan’s fourth season with Mosquito Joe as a State certified technician. He is currently working “as needed” for Mosquito Joe. Bryan has begun training with our sister company, Southern Lawn and Pest, to do lawn treatments. If you miss seeing this young man treating your yard for mosquitoes, try calling Southern Lawn and Pest and see if they can’t send him your way to give you a weed free lawn! When he is not working, Bryan enjoys playing video games, board games, and card games with his friends. Born in West Texas, he landed in Tipton County in 2009. Bryan is an Eagle Scout and was a member of the Tipton TOTAL Youth Leadership program. He attended Dyersburg State Community College in their AIIT program and has earned his Associate’s Degree in Advanced Integrated Industrial Technology. Bryan is now working on his FAA pilot’s license for unmanned aircraft.

Favorite Food: Steak  Favorite Music: Instrumental and Classical  Favorite Movie: Interstellar  Favorite Sport: Baseball



Photo of Mosquito Joe of East Memphis Technician - Jeff KemeryJeff Kemery, Technician

2018 is Jeff’s third season with Mosquito Joe, and is State certified by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.  Born in Pennsylvania, Jeff now calls Millington home.  He has two kids, loves to go fishing, and work on cars.  He also enjoys working in the yard, and helping his mother out.

Favorite Food: Hamburgers  Favorite Music: Country, and Rock  Favorite Movie:  The Thing  Favorite Sport: Football



                                                                                       Elizabeth Campbell, TechnicianPhoto of Mosquito Joe of East Memphis Technician - Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth came to us in the middle of the 2017 season and passed her State certification exam almost immediately. Displaying great determination, willingness to learn, and a tremendous smile, she donned the backpack blower and took to the job like a fish takes to water! Her positive attitude is a joy to be around. Elizabeth is very close to her family, spending as much time as possible with her loved ones. She claims that she loves to sing. We haven’t been able to coax any music out of her, so listen closely and if you hear her singing while she works, please record it and send it our way!

Favorite Food: Mexican Favorite Music: ALL music Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams and The Green Mile Favorite Sport: Basketball


Photo of Mosquito Joe technician Kimberly HillisKimberly Hillis, Technician

2018 is Kimberly’s third season with Mosquito Joe as a State certified technician. She was our first female technician. We still chuckle when we think back on her first day. When she came back to the office after spraying all day, she was crying and miserable. We were sure she was going to tell us she was never coming back. But, she looked at us and said, “I’m going to prove to you that I can and will do this”. She sure did! Now Kimberly is our 4-leafed clover; she comes to help on weekends, Spring Break, and school holidays, so if you see her in your yard, consider yourself lucky! What makes her even more special is that she is a single parent living in Texas, so she drives for hours just to help us out! In her first year with Mosquito Joe, she wowed the customers and still has some asking for her by name. Maybe you will find this 4-leafed clover in your yard this year!

Favorite Food: Sushi Favorite Music: ALL music (she just loves music!) Favorite Movie: Bad Moms Favorite Sport: Texas Tech Football


                                                                                                               Logan Jones, TechnicianPhoto of Mosquito Joe of East Memphis Technician - Logan Jones

Logan comes to us already State certified in both Lawn and Pest! He is attending college and taking courses in agriculture. Logan hopes to increase his knowledge by working with Mosquito Joe as well as Southern Lawn and Pest. We’ll put him to work! Born in Dyersburg, Logan is single with pets (2 cats and a dog). He enjoys going to the beautiful Smokey Mountains to relax.  He also enjoys fishing and hunting, more specifically, bow fishing and catfishing.

Favorite Food: Steak and Brussell Sprouts  Favorite Music: All genres   Favorite Movie: The Harry Potter series  Favorite Sport:  Football (Florida Gators!)                                                                                                                                       


Photo of Mosquito Joe of East Memphis Technician - Zach NanceZach Nance, Technician

2018 is Zach’s first season with Mosquito Joe and he has obtained his State certification for pest control. Zach is a military veteran having served in the US Army. Born in Memphis, he has settled down in Tipton County with his fiancé and three kids.  Zach is another tech that has no problem holding a conversation. We love our social butterflies! Zach’s focus is on Church and family, volunteering his time for his church. When not working outdoors for Mosquito Joe, he can be found outdoors working in his yard.

Favorite Food: Seafood  Favorite Music: Rock  Favorite Movie: 300  Favorite Sport: Baseball                                                                                


Scott Burns, Technician Photo of Mosquito Joe of East Memphis Technician - Scott Burns

Scott comes to us in June 2018 already State certified in pest control! He was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Scott has been married to his wife for 13 years, and they have a 12-year-old son. When he isn’t busy keeping your yard mosquito free, Scott enjoys boating and tubing on Horseshoe Lake. His hobbies including painting and playing basketball. Scott is a volunteer basketball coach at the Bartlett Recreation Center.

Favorite Food: Steak or Cheeseburger   Favorite Music: he likes it all!   Favorite Movie: Super Troopers  Favorite Sport: Basketball or Football 



Photo of Mosquito Joe of East Memphis Technician- Gauge NesbittGauge Nesbitt, Technician

Gauge comes to us fresh out of high school and eager to learn! He quickly passed his State certification for pest control and has been spraying for us since July 2018. Gauge was born and raised in good ole Memphis, Tennessee! During his free time, Gauge enjoys going swimming, water polo, and working on cars. He also enjoys volunteering with the Multiple Sclerosis Society. We look forward to seeing all of Gauge’s contributions to Mosquito Joe!

Favorite Food: Sushi   Favorite Music: Classic Rock   Favorite Movie: Tron Legacy   Favorite Sport: Water Polo


The MoJo Satisfaction Guarantee

Green and white MoJo Satisfaction Guarantee logoMosquitoes suck, but we are confident that you won’t feel that way about our mosquito control services. For that reason, we offer our MoJo Satisfaction Guarantee and never lock you into a contract. If you are not completely satisfied with the effectiveness of our mosquito, tick and flea treatments, contact us within 14 days of your service* and we will schedule a time to reassess your property and if needed, re-spray at no additional charge. If you’re still not happy after your re-spray application, let us know and we will be happy to refund your purchase price for that treatment. We pride ourselves on customer service and our job is not done until you’re happy and outside is fun again! Still not convinced? Take a look at our seemingly-endless amount of positive reviews from our current customers and see how our service has helped thousands make their yard outside fun again!

*7 days for an all-natural service.