How to Open a Legitimate and Successful Pest Control Business Without Experience

How to Open a Legitimate and Successful Pest Control Business Without Experience

By 2020, the pest control industry will have shattered all historical revenue records. Pests are proliferating and service demand is skyrocketing.

Isn’t it time you got a piece of the pie? Don’t let your inexperience stop you from achieving financial independence in a rewarding industry. You too can own a successful pest control company.

Today’s post explains how to open a pest control business that taps into this thriving market without any experience.

How to open a pest control business with no experience

For self-starters, launching a legitimate and successful pest control business without experience is daunting, if not impossible.

Without the guidance of an established brand, you’ll have to piece together your skill set by paying for various certification courses. In addition to your pest control certifications, you’ll need to develop skills in accounting, marketing, management, and website creation to compete with established brands. Education costs add up quickly, and it can be tough to stay the course when you know you won’t potentially see a return on that investment for years to come.

You’ll also need to secure the trust of your community before you make a real profit. After all, this is a trust-based industry–clients invite you into their homes and businesses, and entrust you with the health and safety of their loved ones, clients, and pets. This can take serious time that some startups simply don’t have. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), 30% of businesses fail within the first six months!

Fortunately, there’s a better way.

By opening your business with Pestmaster (or converting your existing business), you avoid all these pitfalls and eliminate the need for experience. Our 2-week training program and ongoing support services give you all the skills and expertise you need to run a successful and legitimate company. And our national reputation as a Top-100 pest control company will drive business to your door from day one.

How to open a pest control business with Pestmaster:

Step 1Contact the Pestmaster team. Once you’re ready to get started, a franchise development specialist will provide a free consultation during which you may ask questions about the opportunity. At the end of the call, you will be asked to fill out a pre-application confidential questionnaire, and next steps will be reviewed.

Step 2Submit your completed questionnaire. Your questionnaire responses help us get to know you and determine where to start in the evaluation process.

Step 3Complete the mutual evaluation process and review the FDD. It’s time to really get to know each other. We schedule a conference call with our president and founder, Jeff Van Diepen. Jeff will detail the Pestmaster opportunity and our history as a Top-100 pest control company. If you like what you hear and want to proceed, you’ll receive a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to review. The FDD contains important information like turnover rates, costs and fees, and franchise profitability. Once you’ve had a look, we’ll schedule another call where you can address any questions.

Step 4Complete the vetting process and meet the team. Once you’ve completed the final stages of our vetting process, which includes a soft credit check and background review, you’ll be invited to meet the team at the Pestmaster Services headquarters in Reno, Nevada. There you’ll meet the team, get a tour, and immerse yourself in our company culture. You may sign the Franchise Agreement at this stage if you choose to do so. This is also the point at which we start to create your franchise territory.

Step 5Start your training. Once the agreement is signed and all fees have been submitted, you’ll jump right into our unparalleled training program. This includes one full week in Reno and one full week in your selected territory. All training is conducted personally by our president, Jeff Van Diepen.

Step 6Start making money! On average, our franchisees open their doors for business within 3 to 6 weeks of signing the Franchise Agreement.

Ready to learn more about the Pestmaster opportunity? Visit to start 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® 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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