6 Qualities to Look for in a Pest Control Business for Sale

6 Qualities to Look for in a Pest Control Business for Sale

When looking for a pest control business for sale, there are certain qualities you have to find before you can make a purchase. You have to find the right pest control business for sale. Otherwise, you might simply be wasting your time and your money. But how will you know when you’ve found the right pest control business for sale? Here are six qualities to look for in a pest control business for sale.

  • Is It a Franchise?

If the pest control business for sale isn’t a franchise then . . . who is selling the pest control business? The pest control business lends itself quite nicely to franchising. Buying a pest control franchise for sale means you get a huge running start compared to how far behind you would be with a completely independent business. That is, of course, assuming you pick the right pest control franchise for sale.

  • Training and Support

The right pest control business for sale will come with the right pest control franchisor. The franchisor is the person who sells the franchises and they should be as invested in your success as you are. This means that they are willing to give you the training and support you need in order to succeed. This covers both the initial training you’ll need to get started and ongoing support whenever you need it.

  • Protected Territories

Similarly, a franchisor who is invested in your success won’t let somebody else down the block from you buy another pest control business for sale. Some franchisors are less than honest and just trying to make a quick buck from franchising fees. Don’t fall for it. Look for pest control businesses for sale that come with a protected territory. The best franchisors will even offer their franchisees the right of first refusal when it comes to franchises in surrounding areas.

  • Volume Buying Power

Pest control businesses are generally low cost. You can operate one from your home and there’s not a lot of equipment needed. But there is some equipment needed along with the necessary tools and chemicals. A good pest control business can leverage the collective buying power of all of its franchise locations to get quality equipment at reduced prices.

  • GSA Contract Holder

A GSA contract allows a pest control business to provide services to government facilities. If you can find a pest control business for sale that is GSA certified, then you’ve opened up a whole potential market to your business that you otherwise wouldn’t have. This means you don’t just have to limit yourself to residential and commercial locations but that you can also work on government properties as well.

  • Location

Make sure that any pest control business in which you are interested is for sale in your area. It’s no good doing all this research and getting excited about the opportunity only to find that it’s only for sale in Poughkeepsie and you live in Pomona. Always check to see where the pest control businesses are for sale.

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Pestmaster businesses for sale possess all of the great qualities listed above and more. To learn more, please contact us today.



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
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