Pest Control Business Start Up Beginner’s Guide


A Beginner’s Guide to Pest Control Business Start Up

A Beginner’s Guide to Pest Control Business Start Up

Today’s post serves as a simple beginner’s guide to Pest Control business start-up. Read on for a quick overview of the research, training, and financing tasks involved in building your dream business.

Market research: Is Pest Control business start-up worth the effort?

Before you dive into the Pest Control business start up process, you’d better make sure it’s worth the payoff is worth the buy-in!

Fortunately, the Pest Control industry is thriving. Recent findings by Specialty Consultants Research indicate that the U.S. structural pest control market generated $8.175-billion in service revenue in 2016. And now experts are predicted that this sum will surpass $10-billion next year!

In fact, all Pest Control services are seeing a spike in demand:

Bed bug service revenue increased by 6.6% compared to last year, bringing total service revenue up to $611.2 million;

Mosquito control services were among the fastest-growing segments in 2016, with residential barrier treatments up 12.6% since 2016;

Service revenue from controlling rats and mice in commercial and residential accounts increased to more than $800-million.

You can get the full industry report here. But suffice to say, the time is right to launch your Pest Control business!

Learning the trade

Once you’ve decided that Pest Control business start up is worth the effort, it’s time to start fleshing out your skills and expertise. This step can be a huge headache for self-starters, particularly those with no previous experience in the field. How do you proceed? Should you bite the bullet and fork over tuition for a 4-year Bachelor of Science? How can you be sure that the certification courses you’ve found teach you all you need to know?

Fortunately, you can skip all the guesswork and outrageous tuition fees by partnering with Pestmaster. We have been polishing and refining our training program for over 40 years to ensure it contains all you need to know, without any fluff or filler content. As a result, our training program is capable of transforming total greenhorns into legitimate pest control experts in a matter of weeks. Couple this with our ongoing support and on-site coaching, and you never have to worry about whether or not your skills are up for the task.

Financing your Pest Control business start-up

You have to spend money to make money, right?

As is the case with any other business, you’ll need to get your pest control business start-up funded ASAP. But unlike most businesses, pest control business start up won’t cost an arm and a leg.

For over 40 years, we have been refining our process and optimizing our business model to minimize our franchisees overhead expenditure. Today, our insider supply discounts and sleek home-based business model allows owners to get started for far less than the competition.

When you partner with Pestmaster, you can launch your business for as little as $30,000-$85,000. That includes the franchise fee, plus a chunk of working capital that you will retain to cover any shortfalls or emergencies during the early goings.

If you need a little help funding your dream business, Pestmaster offers in-house financing to qualified individuals. We leverage the relationships we’ve built over 40 years of service to put you in touch with the best third-party lenders that are willing to assist you with working capital, startup costs, equipment, and inventory. We also provide in-house financing that covers up to 50% of the franchise fee.

Additionally, franchise fee discounts are available. If you’re a military veteran, qualified disabled veteran, or an existing pest control business owner looking to join the Pestmaster family, you can save big on start-up. Get full information about our exclusive discounts and financing options here.

Dip your toes into the Pest Control business start-up process

Get a taste of the pest control business start-up process here, or call 800-525-8866 to speak directly 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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