Is Owning a Pest Control Business Right for You?

Is Owning a Pest Control Business Right for You?

The Pest Control industry is booming. According to Specialty Consultants Research, the U.S. structural pest control market generated $8.175-billion in 2016, and experts now predict that service revenue will surpass $10-billion next year.

These are the kinds of figures that make investors’ ears perk up. But is owning a Pest Control business right for you?

Today’s post explains how the Pestmaster model simplifies start-up, alleviates growing pains, and makes owning a Pest Control business easier than ever.

Owning A Pest Control Business with No Experience Is 100% Viable

Contrary to popular belief, owning a Pest Control business requires no previous experience. While existing pest control company owners can convert their businesses to Pestmaster franchises (and enjoy a hefty discount in the process), greenhorns are welcome. In fact, some of our most successful owners entered into the system without any relevant skills.

The reason why is twofold. First, our training and support is unparalleled, capable of transforming total newcomers into Pest Control experts in a matter of weeks. Second, many investors choose to work as “semi-absentee owners,” relying on licensed staff to handle treatment services and focusing instead on management and marketing.

Money Matters: Can You Afford Owning A Pest Control Business?

Owning a Pest Control business is possible for as little as $30,000-$85,000. Our streamlined, home-based model minimizes overhead expenditure so that you can tap into the lucrative pest control market for a fraction of the price you’d pay to break into other industries.

We also offer in-house financing that covers up to 50% of the franchise fee!

You can view a complete investment breakdown, learn more about the discounts we offer, and explore financing options here.

Steps to Owning A Pest Control Business

If you think owning a pest control business is right for you, let’s talk!

  1. Contact our Franchise Departmentat (800)-525-8866. A franchise development specialist will go over the details of our opportunity and answer any preliminary questions you may have about owning a pest control business in 2019. You’ll also receive a pre-application questionnaire to complete
  2. Complete your pre-application questionnaire. The pre-application questionnaire helps us during the mutual evaluation process.All questionnaire answers are 100% confidential.
  3. Begin the mutual evaluation process. This is your chance to make sure you’re compatible with our company (and our chance to do the same)! Schedule a conference call with our president and founder, Jeff Van Diepen. Jeff will overview Pestmaster’s history, vision, and franchise opportunity. If you like what you hear, we’ll send you a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for your review. Finally, we’ll schedule another call so we can review the documents together and address any questions you may have.
  4. Begin the final vetting process. At this stage, you’ll complete the final steps of our formal franchise application, which involves a bit of screening. You’ll need to complete your application, in addition to a background and soft credit check. Once both parties are ready to move forward, you’ll be invited to our headquarters in Reno, Nevada where you will meet the team, take a tour, and immerse yourself in our company culture.

Once you’ve completed these 4 steps, you’re ready to begin your training!

You can overview the entire start-up process and learn more about owning a pest control business here, or speak directly with a franchise development specialist at 800-525-8866.





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

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 Services. 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® Services 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® Services of Virginia Beach, Virginia

I would like to take a minute and thank you all for the incredible hospitality you all showed me.  You all contributed to a successful experience for me and I hope I can make you all proud by building a successful business in the mountains of PA and the suburbs of NJ.  Thank you again, this trip was a huge success and it would have not been possible without each and every one of you.

Tony Cuiffo | Pestmaster® Services of New Jersey & Pennsylvania

When we met with the franchisor, Jeff Van Diepen, we saw how involved he was with the franchises while also running some of the operations himself. Jeff was very in tune with how to run a successful franchise and was more than willing to put the time in to show that to the franchisees. I just can’t say enough about how Jeff and his team go to work each and every day to be better than the day before and how they bring that to the franchisees every day.


Alain Bernik & Tom Nelson | Pestmaster® Services of San Antonio, Texas
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