Spend Less, Make More: 4 Key Pest Control Business Plan and Cost Control Tips

Spend Less, Make More: 4 Key Pest Control Business Plan and Cost Control Tips

Today’s post is all about the ways we help Pestmaster Services franchise owners spend less and make more than the competition.

Whether you’re brainstorming a new business model or considering investing in a Pestmaster Services franchise, this information will come in handy.

Read on for a rundown of some of the pest control business plan and cost control tips that make the Pestmaster Services model so profitable.

Remember these 4 tips to start spending less and making more:

  1. Multi-service models are inherently more profitable. The demand for pest control services is higher than ever, but focusing strictly on pest control still limits your potential revenue streams. For little to no additional equipment and material costs, your business plan could complementary services like vegetation management services and health related/vector control. Think about other ways to potential increase your service offerings without upping costs—some pest control companies even offer light home and yard maintenance services since they tie in so well with pest and environmental controls.
  2. Employees are optional in the early goings, not essential. Unless you have more business than you can handle on your own (a good problem to have), there’s no reason to rush to fill the company roster in the first few months of business. This is a common mistake self-starters make. One of the best ways to stay profitable from the start is to cut the labor hours and payroll expenses that employees bring. Allow the rate of growth of your franchise to determine the rate you hire employees. Most Pestmaster Services franchise owners start as single-man operations; others start with a sales associate and office support person.
  3. Streamlined start-up saves money (and saves businesses). Once you’ve laid down your money and committed to starting a pest control business, the worst thing you can do is drag your feet during the start-up phase. Many business dreams die in this pre-opening limbo, where they continue to bleed money without generating a return. The trick is to make the pre-opening phase as short as possible without compromising on the quality of your training, equipment, or (if you choose to start with a brick-and-mortar location) site selection.After over three decades in business, we’ve developed a fat-free training program and polished start-up process that gets your doors open for business fast. Typically, it takes a minimum of three week (two for training) on the short end and up to six weeks depending on the scale of the franchise, equipment, vehicles and initial hiring of employees.
  4. Bidding for government contracts pays off. It costs you nothing but time, and securing recurring work with federal clients is a great way to increase your business’s bottom line.Pestmaster Services become part of an exclusive list of GSA Approved Government Pest Control providers pre-qualified to work with federal clients in 2001. Though businesses do not need GSA Schedule to work with government clients, many federal agencies only place orders through GSA channels. Our franchisees benefit greatly from this contract connection. We also offer contract acquisition and bidding support to make the most of these opportunities.

Full Pest Control Business Plan And Cost Breakdown

Pestmaster Services franchise opportunities are available. If you would like to learn more about our start-up costs, training, GSA contract connections, or available territories, visit the Pestmaster Services Franchise website or call  800-525-8866 to speak directly with a representative.



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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