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Starting Your Own Pest Control Company Mid-Pandemic: What You Need To Know

Starting Your Own Pest Control Company Mid-Pandemic: What You Need To Know

Starting your own pest control company mid-pandemic sounds scary, but ours is a resilient, essential industry with spiking service demand. With Pestmaster, it is easier than you think!

Starting Your Own Pest Control Company Mid-Pandemic Makes Sense

To the uninformed, the idea of starting your own pest control company mid-pandemic will sound like a classic case of bad timing.

Sure, the pest control industry is historically resilient and profitable—Entrepreneur says owners “can easily generate profits in excess of $75,000 per year,” and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.04% annually to reach USD 27.5 billion by 2025—but surely the pandemic will change that?

After all, the United Nations estimates that the coronavirus pandemic will cost the global economy at least $1 trillion during 2020 alone—how could the pest control industry not take a hit?

In fact, it’s a great time to start your business. The pest control industry is one of the few to remain profitable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As essential service providers forming part of America’s “critical infrastructure,” our franchise owners were never sidelined by mandated business closures. Shelter-in-place orders drive up demand for our essential services, as do increasing efforts to protect food production facilities and hospitals. Not to mention there are many companies and facilities that need disinfecting services due to COVID-19, and at Pestmaster, they can provide that. The National Pest Management Association also reports that tick-borne diseases may be on the rise as Americans spend more time outdoors, which presents another opportunity for service providers.

“The professional pest control industry has always played an essential role in the protection of public health, food and property for homes and businesses nationwide,” writes the National Pest Management Association. “And in today’s uncertain times during the world’s important battle against COVID-19, the industry continues its role as a vital protector of human health and safety.”

Pestmaster’ Cost-control Strategies More Important Than Ever

Compared to the economy, the pest control is largely unaffected by the pandemic, but cost-control strategies are still important as we enter uncertain times. That is especially true for dual-income households where non-pest control revenues may be compromised.

As such, our cost-effective start-up is even more valuable than ever. For a fraction of the cost of a single down payment for a fast food franchise, an industry hit hard by the pandemic, you can open your doors for business and start selling in a resilient, valuable market with exceptionally high demand for service.

Most initial investments range between $30,000 and $85,000, and our model implements ongoing cost control strategies. For instance:

  • Pestmaster owners get exclusive equipment and supply discounts
  • Pestmaster owners do not need to hire any salaried employees
  • Pestmaster owners can operate entirely from home
  • Discounts for veterans and existing pest control owners are available

Learn More About Starting Your Own Pest Control Company During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Call 800-525-8866 or visit the Pestmaster Franchise website to learn more about our opportunity, along with all we’re doing to stop the spread and keep communities safe.



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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