How Profitable Is A Pest Control Business?

How Profitable Is A Pest Control Business?

If you’ve read about our start-up Costs and Criteria, you know our pest control business opportunity is as accessible as it is affordable. But is it profitable? Today’s post answers this critical question in detail, and shares some useful market research along the way.

Read on to learn a few of the factors supporting our impressive franchise profitability, or call 800-525-8866 to speak directly with a Pestmaster representative.

Market Research Highlights Pest Control Business Profitability

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, several authoritative studies forecast strong profits for the pest control industry through 2020-2021 and beyond:

  • According to MarketWatch forecasts, the pest control industry is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 5% until 2023. This echoes findings from Allied Market Research, which estimates the pest control market will grow from $18 billion in 2017 to $27 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.2%.
  • According to the National Pest Management Association’s 2019-2020 annual report, 19,925 U.S. pest control companies generated $9,359,000,000 in revenue in 2019, up from $7.47 billion in annual billing in 2014, and $8.971 billion in 2018. If we divide total revenues equally among these active companies, we end up with $485,047 per pest control provider, which is a healthy annual income.

“Essential” Pest Control Businesses Enjoy “Pandemic-Proof” Profits

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy and imperil many industries, pest control businesses have little to fear. On August 18th, 2020, the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)’s designated pest control businesses as part of America’s “essential critical infrastructure,” which guarantees our business continuity, even in the event that lockdowns are reinstated.

And with American families spending more time at home “sheltering in place,” the demand for home pest treatments is on the rise. Likewise, as the COVID-19 pandemic puts health and infection-control on everybody’s mind, the demand for vector pest control is also going strong.

Pestmaster Supports Your Business’s Profitability

The Pestmaster franchise opportunity is designed to maximize your business’s profitability. These are just a few of the ways we help you drive sales and control costs for a bigger bottom-line:

  • Save on supplies and equipment with exclusive vendor discounts
  • Save on start-up costs with our sleek, affordable, and totally transparent start-up package
  • Save on insurance using Pestmaster’s nationwide liability insurance programs
  • Increase profits by leveraging the services of our dedicated corporate contract acquisition team
  • Increase profits by combining local advertising efforts with our national marketing campaigns
  • Increase profits with multiple revenue streams (e.g. vector controls, vegetation management, and pest control services for commercial, residential, and government clients)

Take A Closer Look At Pestmaster Franchise Profits

For detailed financial information, call 800-525-8866 to access the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Therein, Item 19 details “Earnings Claims” and “Financial Performance representations.”

To take a look at the FDD, or simply learn more about the Pestmaster opportunity, call 800-525-8866 or fill out the short contact form on the Pestmaster Franchise Contact Page.



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

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 Services. 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® Services 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® Services of Virginia Beach, Virginia

I would like to take a minute and thank you all for the incredible hospitality you all showed me.  You all contributed to a successful experience for me and I hope I can make you all proud by building a successful business in the mountains of PA and the suburbs of NJ.  Thank you again, this trip was a huge success and it would have not been possible without each and every one of you.

Tony Cuiffo | Pestmaster® Services of New Jersey & Pennsylvania

When we met with the franchisor, Jeff Van Diepen, we saw how involved he was with the franchises while also running some of the operations himself. Jeff was very in tune with how to run a successful franchise and was more than willing to put the time in to show that to the franchisees. I just can’t say enough about how Jeff and his team go to work each and every day to be better than the day before and how they bring that to the franchisees every day.


Alain Bernik & Tom Nelson | Pestmaster® Services of San Antonio, Texas
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