Pest Control Business Start-Up Primer: Fast Facts and Key Figures | Pestmaster Franchise


Pest Control Business Start-Up Primer: Fast Facts and Key Figures

Pest Control Business Start-Up Primer: Fast Facts and Key Figures

Only about 50% of all businesses survive the first five years, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy 2018 Frequently Asked Questions report. To be more specific, between 2005 and 2017, the average survival rate fluctuated between 45.4% to 51%.

Clearly, there are risks involved with starting a new business in any industry–especially when you’re quitting a stable breadwinning job or putting your family’s savings on the line to do it. As such, it’s imperative that you choose the right brand to back your pest control business start-up.

Today’s post runs down some key facts and figures that explain what makes Pestmaster such a great choice.

Why Choose Pestmaster For Your Pest Control Business Start-up

  • Discounts on franchise fees. A 2019 report by The Balance Small Business figured the average franchise fee at $50,000. The Pestmaster fee is only $42,500, which means you start off with an extra $7,500 in your pocket no matter what–discounts for everyone!

    For those who qualify for our other discounts, the cost is even lower. Military veterans pocket an additional $5,000 in savings on the open rate fee. Disabled military veterans save $7,000.

    And if you’re converting an existing pest control business into a Pestmaster franchise, the franchise fee drops to $30,000.

  • Pestmaster gets you great discounts on products and equipment. By choosing us for your pest control business start-up, you save thousands on discounted materials, fleet vehicles, equipment options, general liability insurance rates, and more.
  • Pestmaster offers financing. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy’s 2018 Frequently Asked Questions report, personal and family savings are the most common source of capital to finance business start-up and expansion, accounting for about 21.9% of all small firms.

    But what if your personal and family savings don’t cut it?

    For individuals who qualify, Pestmaster offers in-house financing for up to 50% of the franchise fee. We can also connect you with partner lenders who can help you cover the costs of start-up, equipment, franchise fee, and inventory.

  • Pestmaster wins you valuable government contracts. We are a certified GSA Contract Holder, which means Pestmaster is part of an elite group of service providers for government facilities and entities across the country. There are currently only 22 small business enterprise control control companies on the GSA schedule. And while government facilities don’t work exclusively with GSA Contract Holders, the vast majority of business goes to these trusted providers via exclusive bidding channels.

    When you choose Pestmaster for your pest control business start-up, you get all the benefits of our coveted GSA Contract Holder status. Not only will you get more opportunities to bid on government contracts, but you’ll get full support from our dedicated contract acquisition team.

  • Pestmaster gets your business open fast. Prolonged pest control business start-up is the death knell of hundreds of businesses each year. The longer you spend money without making any back, the greater the odds your business will fail. That’s why we designed our training program and start-up process to get your doors open for business within 3 to 6 weeks of signing the franchise agreement.

Pest Control Business Start-up Opportunities Near You

Visit the Pestmaster Franchise website or call 800-525-8866 for more fast facts and key figures about our pest control business start-up.



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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