Starting A Pest Control Business Without Industry Experience

Starting A Pest Control Business Without Industry Experience

Today’s post explains how to go about starting a pest control business in 2020 without industry experience using Pestmaster Services’ proven start-up and training system.

Why Starting A Pest Control Business Makes Sense In 2020

As the saying goes, if it doesn’t make dollars, it doesn’t make sense. And in 2020, starting a pest control business makes both!

But don’t take our word for it. According to new MarketWatch research, “the worldwide market for Pest Control is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 11.3% over the next five years.”  That translates to about $27.5 billion in revenue by 2025. Simply put, if you’re looking to make a dollar, starting a pest control business makes sense.

Starting A Pest Control Business Without Experience

No experience? No problem. While Pestmaster Services is a popular choice for experienced owners looking to convert their existing pest control company, many of our most successful franchisees entered into the system with zero industry experience. Naturally, then, proper licensing and certification isn’t required either–we take care of everything and get your business up and running in 3 to 6 weeks flat!

Here’s what we do to make that possible:

  • Comprehensive training tailored to the individual. Whether you’re a seasoned pest control veteran or a total greenhorn, you’ll find something worthwhile in our custom training program. We cover everything, including sales, marketing, back-end office management, contract acquisition, and more, so you can shore up knowledge gaps or build a complete skill set from scratch.
  • Insider connections to experienced licensees. We assist our owners in connecting with qualified licensees as needed. You can work under the licensee until you secure your own license.
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated corporate team. From the day you sign the franchise agreement to the day you retire, we’ll be there to answer your questions, troubleshoot problems, coach and encourage!

What We Look For In Pest Control Business Owners

Industry experience doesn’t matter, but attitude is everything. There are some things you cannot teach–those are the characteristics we’re looking for.

These are some of the personality traits we look for in Pestmaster Services candidates:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Openness to instruction/”coachability”
  • Willingness to dive into new situations
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to connect with people

Money matters too, but less than you might think. The initial investment typically ranges between $30,000 to $85,000, making our opportunity much less cost-prohibitive than others. Additionally, we offer a number of discounts for veterans and existing business owners converting their companies to Pestmaster franchises, and financing is available for eligible individuals.

Learn More About Starting A Pest Control Business From Scratch

Pestmaster Services is currently offering beginner-friendly franchise opportunities in multiple territories throughout the United States.

If you would like to look further into our business model and opportunity, call 800-525-8866 or visit the Pestmaster Services Franchise website to book a consultation with one of our representatives. There is never any pressure to buy and all consultations are 100% free.




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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