How To Start A Pest Control Business And Hit The Ground Running
Today’s post explains how to start a pest control business that hits the ground running. Read on for some pest control start-up best practices and discover the value of the Pestmaster Services opportunity.
Hit The Ground Running With Pestmaster Services
The first few years of business in any industry are “relatively volatile,” according to research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 20% of businesses fail in the first year, while another 50% fold before the five-year mark.
But nobody researches “how to start a pest control business” hoping just to survive—you want to thrive! Here’s how to hit the ground running with your new pest control business:
Target Multiple Pest Control Services
In most industries, start-ups are told to focus only on services with high demand in the early goings. It’s good advice—investments must yield returns, especially in volatile year-one—but it’s not the best for pest control business owners.
Unlike start-ups in other industries, pest control business owners are spoiled by choice. Demand for services is up across the board–review our Industry Facts and Figures page to see for yourself–so it doesn’t make sense to limit yourself to a single service, especially with economies of scale in place.
But with Pestmaster Services, it’s up to you. Whether you want to focus on a particular set of services that’s especially in-demand in your franchise territory, or open up all revenue streams at once, our model can flex to fit your goals. And you’re never stuck–since the costs of adding services drop significantly once our business model is in place, you can effortlessly scale up or down to target different pest, vegetation, and wildlife control services as needed.
Control Start-up Costs And Expenses
The deeper the hole, the harder it is to dig yourself out. Controlling start-up costs from day-one puts the break-even point that much closer, minimizes risk during the volatile early years, and gets your business into the green fast. The Pestmaster Services franchise opportunity costs less than you might think (get full details on our start-up costs page). Moreover, our business model is lean, requiring minimal equipment, no staff, and no brick-and-mortar office, which drives down your risk and overhead, and all franchisees get significant discounts from our vendor network.
Reap The Rewards Of Franchising
When you partner with Pestmaster Services, you get a whole host of start-up benefits, including:
- Proven business model
- Valuable brand reputation–over 40 years of excellence behind your business
- Volume buying power and discounted materials
- Full training, support, coaching, and mentoring
- Huge equity model
- Recurring income
- Protected territory to guarantee exclusive Pestmaster Services sales rights
How To Start A Pest Control Business With Pestmaster Services
- Call our franchise department at (800)-525-8866 or book online to discuss our franchise opportunity. A Pestmaster Services representative will answer preliminary questions you may have and review next steps
- Submit the pre-application questionnaire provided by your Pestmaster Services representative so we can learn more about you.
- Begin the mutual evaluation process. Start with a conference call with our president and founder, Jeff Van Diepen. Jeff will review our company history, lay out our value proposition, and answer any new questions that might arise. If you like what you hear, Jeff will send you a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for your review. When you’re ready, we’ll schedule another call to review the documents together.
- Assuming both parties want to move forward, you’ll need to complete a formal franchise application, background check, and soft credit inquiry. Once everything checks out, you’re invited to visit the Pestmaster Services headquarters in Reno, Nevada, where you’ll get to meet the team, take a tour, and immerse yourself in our company culture.
- Sign the franchise agreement.
Once you sign the franchise agreement, our team leaps into action, setting up supports, contacting local vendors, building infrastructure, and creating territory rights to help your business hit the ground running. By the time your training program is complete (most owners finish in 3 to 6 weeks), you’ll be ready to capitalize on big local service demand using our established brand name and lean business model.Back