4 Facts About Pest Control Franchises

4 Facts About Pest Control Franchises

Thinking about buying a pest control franchise?

Today’s post can help. Read on to inform your investment with these 4 surprising facts about starting a pest control franchise with Pestmaster Services.

No Salaried Employees Required

Managing staff personalities and turnover isn’t easy, especially in the early goings when you’re trying to orient yourself in a new career. Rushing into those managerial headaches–and, more importantly, the payroll costs–can bring down your business before you ever reach a break-even point.

That’s why the Pestmaster Services franchise system does not impose any employee roster requirements in the early goings. The rate you hire employees is determined by the rate of growth of your franchise, so you never have to worry about taking on more overhead than you can handle.

Some franchisees choose to hire a sales associate and office support person before launch, but many choose to operate sleek, single-person businesses out of their homes. The choice is yours.

The Pest Control Franchise Model is More Accessible than You Think

Many people assume that eligible pest control franchise owners need extensive training, experience, and resources to excel in this industry. As such, many perfectly good candidates never explore pest control franchise opportunities.

But the Pestmaster franchise opportunity is more accessible than you think.

It’s true that you need top-tier training and authoritative expertise, but none of that is needed before you buy a franchise. Our opportunity is available to first-time and experienced business owners alike.

The initial training period lasts two weeks: the first is spent at our corporate office in Reno, Nevada; and the second will be on-site at your new location. Our training program will teach you everything you need to know about:

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Vegetation control
  • Marketing your business
  • Back-end office management
  • Networking
  • Sales
  • Supply chain management
  • Website management, and more

And the learning doesn’t stop there. In addition to our onboarding process, Pestmaster offers ongoing training three times per year in various locations throughout the United States. In doing so, we keep our franchises apprised of new developments in the industry, emergent techniques and technologies, and opportunities for growth.

All franchisees also get access to entomology consultants, HR support, and the collective knowledge of the entire franchise family.

The bottom-line is that the Pestmaster opportunity is more accessible than you think. So long as you have a strong work ethic and coachable attitude, you have what it takes.

Pest Control Franchise Opportunities are Affordable

The total initial investment requirement for Pestmaster franchises ranges from $30,000-$85,000, which includes the franchise fee plus a chunk of working capital to cover shortfalls and any emergencies in the early goings.

We can help with financing, too.

Pestmaster Services offers in-house financing to eligible investors. We can assist you with up to 50% of the franchise fee. Additionally, our team maintains strong relationships with third-party sources and lenders who can help you acquire the capital you need to get started.

Pest Control Franchises Minimize Our Start-Up Time

There’s nothing to be gained by drawing out the start-up process–in fact, many companies fail for exactly that reason, folding before they even open their doors for business as costs mounted without a return.

Starting your business with a national pest control franchise like Pestmaster Services ensures you get the doors open quickly so you can start earning back your investment right away.

Once the franchise agreement is signed, your business is less than two months away from generating sales. Most franchisees average 3-6 weeks, depending on the scale of the franchise, equipment, vehicle fleet, and initial hiring requirements.

Learn More About the Pestmaster Services Opportunity

Visit or call 800-525-8866 to learn more about our model and explore franchise opportunities in your area.




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® Services of Lake City & Gainesville, FL

In today’s pest control business environment, we all need some sort of competitive edge and Pestmaster has definitely given us the edge we needed to set us apart from the competition.

Bart Van Diepen | Pestmaster® Services of Northern San Diego, CA

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

Barrett Alley | Pestmaster® Services of Kingston, NY

We had options, but if we hadn’t decided on a Pestmaster Services 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® Services 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 Services. Joining the Pestmaster brand was an excellent choice for me and for the future of my business.

Chris Nelson | Pestmaster® Services 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 Services. 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® Services 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® Services of Virginia Beach, Virginia

I would like to take a minute and thank you all for the incredible hospitality you all showed me.  You all contributed to a successful experience for me and I hope I can make you all proud by building a successful business in the mountains of PA and the suburbs of NJ.  Thank you again, this trip was a huge success and it would have not been possible without each and every one of you.

Tony Cuiffo | Pestmaster® Services of New Jersey & Pennsylvania

When we met with the franchisor, Jeff Van Diepen, we saw how involved he was with the franchises while also running some of the operations himself. Jeff was very in tune with how to run a successful franchise and was more than willing to put the time in to show that to the franchisees. I just can’t say enough about how Jeff and his team go to work each and every day to be better than the day before and how they bring that to the franchisees every day.


Alain Bernik & Tom Nelson | Pestmaster® Services of San Antonio, Texas
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