Top-3 FAQ About Owning A Pest Control Business

“Google” any questions about owning a pest control business and you’ll see what “People Also Asked.” Today’s post reviews some answers to top questions about owning a pest control business and sets the record straight.

“Is Pest Control A Good Career?”

Top-3 FAQ About Owning a Pest Control Business




That’s not a bad answer, but it misses some of the biggest perks of owning a pest control business, such as:

  • Career flexibility–with Pestmaster Services, you can choose to narrow your focus on a select few services, or open up all revenue streams
  • Positive environmental impact–when properly carried out using integrated pest management, pest control is a valuable part of environmental stewardship, so you can go home every night feeling great about your work
  • Profitability–on the whole, the demand for pest control services has never been higher, and our lean business model lets you tap into it with minimal start-up costs
  • Enjoyable levels of physical activity–pest control business owners are neither tethered to a desk, nor are they subject to full days of back-breaking labor

“How Much Do Pest Control Companies Make?”

Here’s what Google had to say:

Top-3 FAQ About Owning a Pest Control Business




Though we cannot disclose specific franchise owner earnings here for obvious reasons, we’ll say this—that’s a humble estimate! The last sentence in that answer is key: “the profitability hinges on the company’s market, unique overhead costs, and the number of clients.”

Pestmaster Services enjoys robust market demand for all pest, vegetation, and wildlife services, and our lean business model minimizes owner overhead. Best of all, our 40+ years of proven service, GSA contract connections, and exclusive Pestmaster Services territory rights mean you’ll always have a steady stream of clients.

For more detailed earning information, please contact a Pestmaster Services franchise representative to discuss getting access to Item 19 of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

“How Much Does It Cost To Start Your Own Pest Control Business?”

First, Google’s take:

Top-3 FAQ About Owning a Pest Control Business




The Pestmaster Services opportunity falls somewhere in the middle, with the typical total initial investment ranging between $30,000 and $85,000. Discounts and financing options are available.

But don’t mistake our middle-ground investment as the sign of a middling pest control brand–we’re one of the top companies in the country, as evidenced by:

We wanted to make our opportunity as scaleable and accessible as possible, which is why we developed a lean model that requires no employees, brick-and-mortar office, or equipment. Most owners are up and running within 3 to 6 weeks of signing the franchise agreement, then out of the home and into an office within the first 9 to 18 months.

Find More Answers About Owning A Pest Control Business

Visit the Pestmaster Services franchise website or call 800-525-8866 to speak with a Pestmaster Services representative about owning a pest control business.





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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