How to Start a Pest Control Business: 2 Proven Paths to Success | Pestmaster Franchise


How to Start a Pest Control Business: 2 Proven Paths to Success

How to Start a Pest Control Business: 2 Proven Paths to Success

Want to make money in the booming pest control market?

Today’s post reveals two proven paths to success in the pest control industry.

Converting An Existing Pest Control Business To A Pestmaster Location

Going in alone isn’t easy. But we don’t need to tell you as much; if you’re considering converting your current pest control business to a Pestmaster franchise, you already know about the trials and tribulations that await you in the business world.

Though the pest control industry is thriving, many privately owned companies continue to struggle out there on their own. Findings from PCT’s “State of the Industry Report” indicated that the number of privately owned business had declined in recent years, despite the industry’s impressive 5% CAGR.

When asked to cite some possible reasons for this decline, owners claimed that they were growing increasingly frustrated in “today’s tougher regulatory environment.” Additionally, private owners expressed difficulties competing with established brand names and marketing campaigns.

Today, a large percentage of successful pest control companies are franchises, since these systems eliminate all the biggest issues that independents face. Franchisors can guide franchisees through the regulation process (Pestmaster offers discounted liability insurance, helps owners acquire Commercial Application Licenses, and more), and they offer trusted brand recognition and national marketing capabilities from day-one.

Converting your existing pest control business to a Pestmaster location offers a number of benefits, plus it’s fast, easy, and affordable.

Pestmaster is a top-100 Ranked pest control business and a GSA Contract Holder. We can offer your business the power of a recognized brand name and national marketing machine with more than 39 years of experience, along with access to lucrative government contracts to supplement your existing clientele. You will also have the option of completing our training course to upgrade and expand your service model. Furthermore, all Pestmaster franchise owners receive ongoing support, product and licensing discounts, and exclusive sales rights to protected territories of approximately 500,000 prospective customers.

Think converting your business sounds like a headache? Think again.

  • It’s affordable: existing owners get $12,500 off the initial start-up fee, and also save money by using much of their existing equipment.
  • It’s easy: we support you every step of the way, guiding you down a proven path that’s been working (and evolving) for nearly 40 years.
  • And it’s fast: even owners starting from scratch can be up and running in 3 to 6 weeks–just imagine how fast your existing business could make the switch!

Visit the Pestmaster Franchise Homepage or call 805-525-8866 to learn more about what’s involved in converting your existing business into a Pestmaster franchise.

How To Start A Pest Control Business For Scratch With Pestmaster

Starting a pest control business is easy and affordable with Pestmaster. No experience is required–so long as you’ve got the right attitude and a modest initial investment ready to go, you can make big money in this industry!

Our unparalleled two-week training program and innovative home-based start-up model gets your business open fast, while also eliminating the cost of employees and overhead that would eat into your profits. With our proven business model, government contract acquisition team, and trusted brand name behind you, you’ll blow past your break-even point in no time.

Visit the Pestmaster Franchise Homepage or call 805-525-8866 to learn more about how to start a pest control business from scratch under the Pestmaster banner.



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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