Pest Control Franchise Startup Cost | Pestmaster Cost & Criteria


There is no requirement to have prior industry experience in order to qualify to become a Pestmaster franchisee. In fact, some of our existing franchisees have enjoyed the success of launching a franchise with no previous experience. We look for men and women with a true entrepreneurial spirit and a focused drive to succeed in everything they do. Whether you are joining us as a semi-absentee owner (runs a business and hires a licensed individual to handle field operations), or you will be the only employee starting out, we always look to work with someone who wants to learn the business from the ground up and isn’t afraid to get in the middle of any situation in order to find solutions to any challenge. Someone with no hang-ups in the area of sales calls and in –person service calls is definitely a plus. You must be coachable and willing to listen and follow directions and guidance, at least in the first several months. If becoming financially independent, being your own boss and creating a financially robust future for you and your family is your direction in life we want to talk to you.


Franchise Fee – $42,500

Liquid Cash Requirement


Total Initial Investment

$84,600 to $188,800 (includes Franchise Fee)

*These figures are taken from Pestmaster’s FDD issued in March 31, 2023. See our FDD for important assumptions and qualifiers relating to these figures


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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