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How To Set Up A Pest Control Business With Pestmaster

How To Set Up A Pest Control Business With Pestmaster

Today’s post explains how to set up a pest control business with Pestmaster. Read on call (800)-525-8866 to speak with a franchise development specialist.

Step 0: Consider The Local Demand For Pest Control Businesses

We call this “step 0” for two reasons. First, it needs to happen before you do anything else—if there’s no demand for pest control services in your area, there’s no point in starting a business. The second reason is that it’s practically a given—there’s booming, resilient demand for pest control businesses just about everywhere!

You can find specific franchise industry demand statistics on the Pestmaster Facts & Figures page, but here’s a few highlights:

  • Pest control business owners enjoying increased demand for household pest services. The NPMA’s 2020 “Bug Barometer” predicts increased pressure from structural pests in particular.
  • Demand for public health pests continues to rise. According to Speciality Consultants’ Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Pest Control Industry, the percentage increase this past year more than doubled.
  • Surging development and construction spike demand for termite treatments. A huge percentage of termite control services are now being ordered proactively for new builds.
  • Pest control businesses stay resilient during COVID-19. Pest control businesses are designated as essential parts of America’s critical infrastructure by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which means we are “immune” to mandated business closures ordered in response to COVID-19

With demand for pest control services increasing across the country, any question about pest control business eligibility becomes a bit of a “no-brainer,” and that’s why we call it “Step 0.”

Step 1: Assess Your Eligibility

Are you up to running a pest control business?

No previous experience is necessary, and semi-absentee owners don’t even need to deal with pests, but we do look for certain characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a focused drive to succeed
  • Willingness to learn
  • Coachability and ability to follow instructions, particularly during the early months
  • No reservations about sales calls or personnel management

To leave no doubt, we have all candidates complete a pre-application questionnaire. You’ll also be invited onto a conference call with our president and founder, Jeff Van Diepen, so that we can complete our mutual evaluation process and answer any questions you might have. Call 800-525-8866

Step 2: Complete The Steps To Ownership

Our 6-step pest control business start-up plan takes you from first call to franchise training, which includes one week in Reno and one week in your territory, and covers everything you need to know, from sales to hands-on service and licensing.

For details on each of these 6 steps, visit the Pestmaster franchise website, or dive right into step 1 by contacting our franchise department at (800)-525-8866.

How To Set Up A Pest Control Business With Pestmaster

Call (800)-525-8866 or take the virtual tour on our YouTube channel to learn more about how to set up a pest control business with our franchise system.



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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