3 Factors Driving Pest Control Franchise Profitability In Winter 2020-2021 | Pestmaster Franchise


3 Factors Driving Pest Control Franchise Profitability In Winter 2020-2021

3 Factors Driving Pest Control Franchise Profitability In Winter 2020-2021

Thinking of starting a pest control franchise? Don’t ride out the cold—act now and take advantage of the following 3 winter service spikes. Read on to learn more or call 800-525-8866 to speak directly with a pest control franchise representative.

Winter Firewood Storage Increases Likelihood Of House Pests

After the leaves turn and fall, when winter winds start blowing, there’s nothing better than a roaring fireplace to bring the family together and keep warm. But for several kinds of pests, the wood used to fuel your cozy fireplace is equally inviting.

Indeed, a large variety of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods commonly dwell in, on, or around stacks of firewood through the winter.

Some harmless but undesirable houseguests include:

  • Daddy-longlegs
  • House spiders
  • Sowbugs
  • Pillbugs
  • Earwigs
  • Springtails

But the most problematic invaders are carpenter ants and wood-boring beetles, both of which can damage the home.

So how big is the market for treating firewood hitchhikers? According to research by Hearth and Home, nearly half (49%) of all one-family houses completed in 2015 had one or more fireplaces.

Services may include:

  • Treating the home for any invaders imported by firewood
  • Treating firewood stores in the home
  • Treating outdoor firewood stores to reduce the risks of importing
  • Removing nests near outdoor firewood stores

Our pest control franchise opportunity allows you to treat all of these wood-borne pests from your first day in business, and our complete training program can be completed in as little as 3 to 6 weeks. Get in touch with our team now to take advantage of this spiking seasonal demand.

Cold Weather Increases Demand For Rodent Controls In 2020-2021

When temperatures drop, the risk of rodent invaders skyrockets. Sealing the home rarely helps—mice can enter the home through holes the size of dimes; rats only need openings as large as quarters—and once inside, they have all they need to breed.

Within a single year, a female is able to produce 5 to 10 litters. And with an average of six to eight babies per litter, that means a family of six mice can multiply into 60 over the course of three months!

Our pest control franchise opportunity gives you all the tools and training you need to capitalize on this winter rodent surge. You can read more about our Rodent Control process on the Pestmaster website.

COVID-19 Continues To Drive Demand For Health Vector Controls And Home Pest Treatments

Household pests are easier to ignore when we’re not at home—out of sight, out of mind. But as Americans continue to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, we’re seeing increased demand for home-based pest control services. And as an essential business with all the proper anti-pandemic protocols in place, Pestmaster will continue to meet this demand through the winter.

Learn More About The Pestmaster Pest Control Franchise Opportunity

Call 800-525-8866 or visit the Pestmaster website to learn more about our pest control franchise opportunity.



Pestmaster is both an innovative and environmentally sensitive pest management services provider. With a unique, progressive, and extremely successful franchise business model, Pestmaster professionals provide state of the art, scientifically-based integrated pest management solutions for the most challenging pestiferous problems. Pestmaster, a 21st century organization that is leading the way in the fast growing pest management industry.

Dr. Stuart Mitchell | BCE

I’ve been in the industry for years and I can’t tell you just how valuable the Pestmaster franchise opportunity really is. I have much greater access to identifying and getting potent government contracts with the help and assistance from the corporate office. We would not be nearly as successful as we are today, had we not purchased a Pestmaster Franchise.

Wayne Holliday & Tommy Houk | Pestmaster of Lake City & Gainesville, FL

Pestmaster® has been the best investment I’ve ever made in my life!

Barrett Alley | Pestmaster of Kingston, NY

We had options, but if we hadn’t decided on a Pestmaster franchise, we could not have gone from just one to several employees in less than one year of purchasing the franchise. Without the franchise, we would not have known about the high-dollar pest control services opportunities such as West Point Academy and we would certainly not have become the successful contract bidder that we are today.

Paul Alley | Pestmaster of Kingston, NY

I owned my own small pest control business for six years before I decided to buy a national brand franchise. The amount of business I was able to produce in those six years was doubled in just my first year with Pestmaster. Joining the Pestmaster brand was an excellent choice for me and for the future of my business.

Chris Nelson | Pestmaster of Salt Lake City, UT

I knew I was ready to start a business and looked for a long time but could not find my value-added proposition What could I do better than anyone else to distinguish me from the others in any industry? I have always been a technical person, so I was not confident in my ability to start a brand and market it. I also didn’t want to start from zero without help and support in my new adventure. For these reasons I looked into franchising opportunities and quickly found Pestmaster. They provided the value-added proposition, branding, marketing and support that I was looking for. The business model works and the people in the PFN will help you succeed.

Jerome Snyder | Pestmaster of Central New York

The Pestmaster Franchise Network has enabled me to secure government contracts and group pricing with several vendors. The training from our entomologist and combined experience is incredibly valuable. It is a great network of knowledge, experience, and Camaraderie.”

Justin Kendall | Pestmaster of Virginia Beach, Virginia
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