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.
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.Back