What NPMA Research Says About Starting A Pest Control Services Franchise In 2020 | Pestmaster Franchise


What NPMA Research Says About Starting A Pest Control Services Franchise In 2020

What NPMA Research Says About Starting A Pest Control Services Franchise In 2020

Today’s post reviews findings from the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) 2019 report, “The Professional Pest Management Industry,” which highlight the value of pest control service franchises in 2020.

Pest Control Services Franchise Owners Enjoying Big Returns

The 2019 NPMA report estimated that the pest control industry generated over $9.3-billion in annual billing revenues, up from $8.175 billion in 2016. Service demand is up across the board, and pest control services franchise owners couldn’t be happier!

Pest Control Services Franchise Owners Keep Cities Standing

Termites alone cause over $5-billion in property damage annually, according to NPMA research. Subterranean termites eat 24/7, making them the most destructive termite species in the United States.

Pest control services franchise owners make all the difference in the termite fight. According to the Speciality Consultants’ “A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry,” national services revenues for termite treatments are now equal to what we saw with the unprecedented housing boom of 2005. Between termite treatments and termite prevention (which accounted for 28% of all post-construction termite jobs last year), you can expect persistent service demand for the foreseeable future.

Pest Control Services Franchises Play Crucial Role As Invisible “Public Health Providers”

In 2020, amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, public health matters more than ever. Though current research by the World Health Organization indicates that the coronavirus is not spread through pests, the 2019 NPMA report nevertheless reiterates the crucial roles that pest control service franchises play in maintaining public health outcomes, including:

  • Reducing risk of food contamination. Rodents contaminate about 20% of the world’s food supply, while cockroaches are known to spread 33 different kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella, along with 6 types of parasitic worms and sevens kinds of human pathogens.
  • Fighting the spread of diseases, “such as Zika virus, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, malaria, plague, Rocky mountain spotted fever, hantavirus, and encephalitis” (p. 1).
  • Preventing asthma and allergy symptoms, like those caused by the allergen proteins contained in cockroach saliva, droppings, and decomposing bodies.
  • Reducing serious hospitalizations. Stinging insects send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year, according to the NPMA, and more than 2-million Americans are allergic.

Additionally, NPMA research shows that innovations in pest management parallel an increase in life expectancy.

Clearly, pest control services franchise owners play an important role in the maintenance of public health, and we are considered essential service workers during the pandemic. As such, pest control services franchise owners should feel confident in the resilience of their industry and business model, regardless of what the future holds!

Learn More About Starting A Pest Control Services Franchise

Visit the Pestmaster franchise website or call 800-525-8866 to speak with a Pestmaster representative and learn more about our proven business model.



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
View All Testimonials
GI Jobs
Vet Fran
Green Pro
Quality Pro School
Quality Pro
TOP 100 listing of pest control companies
TOP 100 listing of pest control companies
TOP 100 listing of pest control companies
TOP 100 listing of pest control companies
TOP 100 listing of pest control companies
TOP 100 listing of pest control companies
Franchise Brokers Association Member Logo
The Franchise Consulting Company Logo
IFPG Member Logo