How to Evaluate Pest Control Companies for Sale


How to Evaluate Pest Companies for Sale

How to Evaluate Pest Companies for Sale

There’s no denying that the pest control industry is profitable. In fact, the U.S. Structural Pest Control Market surpassed $8.175 billion in total service revenue in 2016–an all-time high–and it’s expected to climb even higher by 2020.

But there are plenty of companies trying to capitalize on these market conditions. How do you ensure you align yourself with the right brand?

Today’s post shares two tips to help you evaluate pest companies for sale. Read on to find out how to level-up your franchise research.

Consider the Potential Return on Investment

The best pest companies for sale will support your return on investment by minimizing your expenditure upfront and getting your doors open for business ASAP. Pestmaster does just that. But not all companies can say the same.

According to one article in The Balance: Small Business, it takes the average business owner about six months to get their company up and running. That’s a long time to be sitting “in the red” without generating a return on your investment, especially if you’re paying rent and overhead for a brick-and-mortar store. And while that may not be a problem executive-level investors building their portfolios, it’s a scary proposition for the average person. In fact, these kinds of financial concerns are some of the most common barriers to entry for aspiring small business owners.

With Pestmaster, your business can be up and running 3 to 6 weeks after you sign the Franchise Agreement.

We’ve invested a great deal in refining our system and creating the training and support assets needed to make this timeline work. The end result is a streamlined start-up process that gets your doors open for business faster than the competition. That means you stop stressing and start generating a return on your investment sooner, without ever compromising on service quality.

Pestmaster also supports your profitability by minimizing overhead in the early goings. Our model is designed to work equally well for a single employee operating out of their home or a multi-location pest control mogul. There is minimal equipment needed to get up and running; indeed, a vehicle, backpack spray unit, uniforms, bait stations, monitors, and chemicals is all you need to start generating a return. As your business grows, you may wish to expand, in which case we can help you choose the best locations and hire the right people. But until then, our sleek home-based business model will help you generate a profit in no time.

Finally, Pestmaster supports your profitability by offering all the benefits of franchising for a relatively small fee. In fact, most franchise owners will invest between $30,000 and $85,000 to get started. That includes up to $30,000 of working capital that you keep to cover additional expenses. All together, that investment amounts to roughly half the amount quoted by most business start-up resources.

Evaluate the Training and Support Systems

 One of the most important benefits of franchising is the support and training, so make sure you get your money’s worth. The best pest companies for sale will have no skill or experience requirements for new franchisees–their training systems will include everything you need to know, and their support services will be capable enough to help you through any sticking points along the way.

That’s the case with Pestmaster. Indeed, some of our most successful employees entered into our system without any prior experience or pest control skills. Find out more about our training and support services here.

Learn More About Starting a Pestmaster Franchise

 You can learn more about the Pestmaster franchise opportunity by requesting franchise information via the contact form on our website, or by calling 800-525-8866 to set up a free consultation.



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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