How To Open A Pest Control Business For Under $90,000 | Pestmaster Franchise


How To Open A Pest Control Business For Under $90,000

How To Open A Pest Control Business For Under $90,000

Today’s post explains how to open a pest control business for under $90,000 using the efficient Pestmaster model. Call 800-525-8866 to speak directly with the Pestmaster franchise department.

How To Open A Pest Control Business For Under $90,000

The total initial investment cost for Pestmaster franchise owners is $30,000 to $85,000. That’s less than a fraction of what franchisees pay to get started in the fast food business, and we are an essential service with much higher profit margins and fewer challenges relating to supply chain and inventory management.

Here’s a few of the features of our business model that make our low start-up possible:

  • Minimal inventory and equipment required—and Pestmaster franchise owners get exclusive discounts thanks to our long-term partnerships with equipment vendors across the country.
  • No brick-and-mortar office requirement—most Pestmaster franchise owners start out of their homes and scale up when they are ready.
  • Hard-earned process knowledge and start-up efficiencies—we have been in business since 1979, and never stopped refining our start-up process to pass savings down to individual business owners.
  • No salaried employees needed—Most owners start off as a single-person operation; others will start with a sales associate and an office support person. Our model works both ways, so it is entirely up to you.

5 Steps To Open A Pest Control Business For Under $90,000

Since 1979, we have been cutting the fat and creating internal efficiencies that help ambitious self-starters realize their business dreams for less than they would ever expect to pay.

We believe time is money, which is why our pre-startup process is just as efficient as the business start-up itself, boiling down to six simple steps:

  1. Call (800)-525-8866 to speak with our franchise department. A dedicated franchise representative will go over the details of our opportunity, answer any questions you may have, and give you a copy of our pre-application questionnaire.
  2. Complete the pre-application questionnaire. This will save time during step 3: the mutual evaluation process.
  3. Begin the mutual evaluation process. Meet with our president and founder, Jeff Van Diepen, to discuss Pestmasters’ history and vision, and make sure our goals and values are compatible. If you like what you hear, you will get a chance to review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).
  4. Begin to finalize the pre-startup process. Complete your formal franchise application, then work with our franchise development team to find the best location for your business. Once all parties agree to move forward, you will be invited to our headquarters in Reno, Nevada, where you’ll meet the team, immerse yourself in Pestmaster’ company culture, and get all your final questions answered.
  5. Sign the franchise agreement and complete your training. Training starts as soon as the franchise agreement is signed, and all fees are paid. The initial training will include one week in Reno and one week in your territory and will be done by the president, Jeff Van Diepen. Once your training is complete, it’s time to open your doors for business.

Learn More About How To Open A Pest Control Business In 2020

Call 800-525-8866 or visit the Pestmaster Franchise website to learn more about our opportunity.



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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