New LGBT-owned mos­quito con­trol com­pany to open

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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.

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