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4 Ways to Tell If Running a Pest Control Business is Right For You

4 Ways to Tell If Running a Pest Control Business is Right For You

With the right training, no pest control skill or experience is needed to start a successful business, but there are some things you just can’t teach.

Today’s post runs down 4 ways to tell whether or not you’re cut out for the pest control business.

The White Collar World Doesn’t Interest You

For some people, the idea of being stuffed behind the same desk and forced to stare at the same screen for 8 hours every day is unbearable. Sedentary white collar work can be draining and repetitive. You spend your days making somebody else rich and rarely get to see the happy results of your work.

If that struck a chord with you, Pestmaster might have what you’re looking for! Running a pest control business gets you out of the cubicle and into a dynamic and active career where no two days are alike. You work hard and see the results on the happy faces of your customers. And at the end of the day, you go to bed knowing all your hard work went to help build something that belongs to you.

You Want To Make A Difference

Pest control business owners are unsung community heroes. If you want to make a difference in your community, protecting people’s health and homes by eliminating harmful pests is a great option. You’ll hear heartfelt thank-yous and genuine sighs of relief almost every day. And you’ll be doing it all knowing that our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocols are good for the environment, to boot.

You’re Coachable

One of the most important personality traits that a Pestmaster franchise owners needs is coachability.

“Coachable” people are able to relinquish control to improve their work performance and accept feedback without becoming ruffled, angry, or dejected. They also have an awareness of those around them and how they impact them, positively or negatively.

Pestmaster builds successful businesses around the country every single year. And we do it by implementing our proven business model, territory selection formula, and start-up process. We’ve spent nearly 40 years refining these systems, and they work, so long as you’re willing to follow them. If you’re willing to be coached and run your business the Pestmaster way, this opportunity may be the perfect fit.

Our success is also owed largely to our ongoing support services. Whether you need coaching, technical assistance, or just need a few good suggestions, our network is always there to help you grow your business. But in order to make the most of our coaching, you need to be open to feedback and willing to try new things. If that’s you, give us a call.

You’re Not Afraid To Work With Pests

If the thought of facing down ants, spiders, bed bugs, rodents, termites, and animals scares you, running a pest control business probably isn’t a smart investment.

That said, there are workarounds. Some Pestmaster owners prefer to focus on sales, scheduling, and customer support, leaving the hands-on work to well-trained hirees. And that’s totally fine–it just requires a bit more “frontloading” and cost in the pre-opening phase as you train and hire workers. You could also focus on vegetation control or limit yourself to less “scary” pests, but at the end of the day you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.

Learn More About Our Pest Control Business Opportunity

Visit our website or call 817-862-7177 to speak with a franchise development specialist.



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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