3 Stubborn Myths About Pest Control Business Startups
In 2019, researching pest control business startups is easier than ever. But myths run rampant in any industry, and misinformation is everywhere, especially online where anybody can post anything claim it’s true.
Today’s post is meant to set the record straight and help you make smarter business decisions. Read on to learn the truth behind the top-3 myths about pest control business startups.
Myth #1 → You Need Pest Control Skills And Experience.
This myth is entirely true for independent pest control business startups. If you’re trying to build your own business from the ground-up, you’ll absolutely need to invest in training and certification. And if you want to stand a chance against the competition, you’ll also want to educate yourself in business management, marketing, and sales. This can cost you thousands of dollars and take years of study to accomplish.
Pestmaster startups receive all their training in the pre-opening phase, which may take as little as 3 to 6 weeks. Our extensive training program includes:
- Technical training, which covers all aspects of your day-to-day operations
- Business management, which covers daily back-end office administration, budgeting, and long-term planning skills
- Employee management, which includes best practices in hiring, onboarding, discipline, and conflict resolution
- Marketing, which covers all online and offline marketing skills needed to generate and convert leads
Myth #2 → Newcomers Cannot Secure Big-ticket Pest Control Contracts.
A huge percentage of most pest control business revenue is generated through big-ticket contracts to large organizations, commercial buildings, and government agencies.
Unfortunately, there is a stubborn myth that these contracts are only granted to established businesses. Once again, this myth has stuck around because contains a kernel of truth: big-ticket contracts usually go to the best companies that bid. And more often than not, this excludes newcomers who may still be finding their feet in the industry.
In reality, new Pestmaster Services franchise owners secure big-ticket contracts all the time.
This is made possible in part due to the efforts of our in-house contract procurement department, which is dedicated solely to identifying, submitting, and winning local, state, federal, and utilities contracts for our national franchisee network. Our history of excellence also helps–we are the #1 SBE in the nation for providing federal government and pest control services, and even brand new franchisees reap the benefits of this reputation.
But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at what our franchisees are saying!
Owner Gabriel Cordero from Pestmaster Services of Desert Valley, CA writes: “You just can’t put a dollar value on the amount of support and resources made available to me. We have an impressive and documented track record with gaining local, state and federal contracts to our franchise network. They have assisted me with several contract opportunities and have gone out of their way to support me in this and in all areas of business.”
Myth #3 → Pest Control Business Startups Are Expensive.
This is perhaps the most frustrating myth that’s propagated about pest control businesses because it’s totally backwards. In reality, pest control business startups are extremely affordable. Thanks to our sleek, home-based business model, investors can start a Pestmaster Services business for as little as $30,000!
You can find a complete breakdown of our startup costs and criteria here.
Explore Pest Control Business Startup Opportunities Near You
Pestmaster Services franchise opportunities are available across the United States.
Visit https://pestmasterfranchise.com or call 800-525-8866 to learn about available territories, owner requirements, and start-up costs.Back