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3 Things You Need To Know Before Opening A Pest Control Business

3 Things You Need To Know Before Opening A Pest Control Business

Today’s post addresses 3 common misconceptions about operating a pest control business. Read on to learn the truth about the costs, work, and licensing involved in starting your own pest control company.

Operating A Pest Control Business Is Cheaper Than You Think

This is an important point for prospective pest control business owners. Don’t be had by unscrupulous franchisors–starting and operating a pest control business does not cost an arm-and-a-leg.

Consider this: the Pestmaster franchise opportunity requires a total initial investment of only $30,000 to $85,000. And our business model doesn’t cut any corners–in fact, our training program and support services are some of the finest in the industry.

So how can we afford to offer such a great opportunity, with comprehensive support services and plenty of other valuable intangible assets (GSA contract access and equity model included), for such a low start-up amount?

Because we’re more interested in building businesses than ripping owners off! We know how few “hard assets” (i.e. equipment) are actually needed to start a pest control business. You can run a very profitable company out of your home, using your existing vehicle, with minimal equipment, no staff, and no inventory. Our goal is to get your business started ASAP, without draining your savings, so you can break even and start generating big returns on your investment sooner.

If the company you’re currently researching charges significantly more than this, beware.

Operating A Pest Control Business Isn’t One-dimensional Work

Think operating a pest control business is all about setting traps and spraying for bugs? Think again!

The Pestmaster franchise offers a comprehensive set of services for residential, commercial, and federal clients, which includes:

  • Conventional pest and wildlife control, which includes treatments for bed bugs, mosquitos, birds, termites, spiders, ants, and more
  • Vegetation management, which includes bare ground vegetation control, noxious and invasive weed control, landscape weed control, and more
  • Health-related vector control services that guard clients against the threat of dangerous illnesses, including hantavirus, West Nile virus, histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and salmonella typhimurium

Though most owners choose to use all available services to maximize potential revenue streams, you always have the option to focus on those that you find most enjoyable (or profitable!).

You Can Purchase A Pest Control Business Without A License

If you’re holding off on purchasing a pest control business until you get your license, you’re just wasting time. Pestmaster offers an extensive training program designed to get you up and running in 3 to 6 weeks. We can connect you with a qualified licensee to work under until you secure your own license so that you can start generating a return on your investment right away and earn while you learn!

Learn More About Operating A Pest Control Business With Pestmaster

Call 800-525-8866 or visit the Pestmaster franchise website to book a free consultation with one of our representatives.




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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