New LGBT-owned mosquito control company to open
A new LGBT and female-owned-and-operated mosquito company opens in Atlanta on April 1. Mosquito Bandits is the brainchild of Robin Dennis, an active member of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Dennis said she worked with another mosquito control company and loved the work. She was presented with an offer to purchase part of the company, so she attended classes and trained for the opportunity, but a hand injury put a stop to things.
“I was so excited but then equally devastated to learn that I lost the ability to obtain ownership due to events beyond my control,” she said.
Her injury has since healed and she credits the support of friends and family with helping her rally back.
“I was told, ‘Just open your own company. You are not only very good at this, but your passion and commitment to your customers is the absolute best out there,’” she said. “I started to believe this again and I am proud to say that I am dedicated to giving the best of myself to my customers and the communities I serve.”
Dennis said the company is in the process of becoming National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce-certified.