Keys to the Pest Control Business Model

Keys to the Pest Control Business Model

While the pests themselves are rather unpleasant, there’s a lot to like about the pest control business model. While there is no such thing as a guarantee, a pest control business is one of the safest businesses you could buy, own, and run. This is, of course, if you run the right model. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re not going to have a lot of success with your pest control business. Here are some keys to the pest control business model.

Unwavering Demand

Perhaps the most crucial aspect of the pest control business model is that it can depend on steady business. Of course, results may vary depending on where your business is and you can never count on X amount of jobs every month. But, on a macro level, the demand for the services of pest control businesses is stable. First, you’re not subject to the whim of fads. Until such time that cockroaches in your kitchen and earwigs in your basement becomes fashionable, you can rest easy that people will always want what you’re selling: a pest free environment.

Second, the pest control business is largely recession resistant. Of course, the state of the economy affects all business models, but the pest control business does not often suffer at the whims of the economy. Pest control is not a luxury service like a spa or a fancy restaurant. Pest control is not even a matter for discretionary income like house painting or a home cleaning service. If you have pests, you need to get rid of them. Unless you have absolutely no money, you’re going to find a way to pay to get those bed bugs out of your bed or those mice out of your attic.

Repeat Business

The pest control business model calls for repeat business. This means you have to keep your customers happy. You might have to go the extra distance or be painfully nice but it will pay off. Some infestations are a one-time thing. After the necessary cleaning, spraying, and dusting, the pests should be gone. But other pests are cyclical, even seasonal. They come back. And many large buildings budget for annual pest control services. Getting contracts such as these are central to a successful pest control business model.

Work with Anybody

Another great thing about the pest control business model is that it’s flexible in terms of with whom you can work. Residential units, commercial locations, and government buildings all require pest control. This means that pest control businesses are not limited to a single customer base. Though, keep in mind that doing certain jobs might require certification, eg: GSA, CMAS, etc.

Low Overhead Costs

There isn’t a lot of overhead expenditure required within the pest control business model. You can run a pest control business out of your home and without any employees, if you want. All you really need is an appropriate vehicle and the right equipment and chemicals. And the right knowhow. But learning everything there is to know about pest control and the pest control business model on your own could take a year of Sundays. That is why it is best to buy a pest control franchise.

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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
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