What to Know About the Pest Control Industry

What to Know About the Pest Control Industry

There’s no greater menace than pests. Whether it’s out in your yard or in your home, mosquitoes, spiders and other bugs can be irritating and bothersome. But they’re not the only threat you face. Rodents, birds and other disease carriers can transmit viruses and bacteria, while algae and weeds can threaten all the hard work you’ve put into maintaining your yard. But pest control services help keep you and your family safe from these threats. Here’s what you need to know about the pest control industry.

Building a Barrier Against Invasive Pests

Pest control services work hard to keep you and your family safe from invasive pests, whether they’re insects, rodents or birds. These unwanted and irritating intruders can bring with them harmful viruses and diseases like West Nile, Lyme disease, hantavirus and salmonella. To eliminate any threats these insects and animals may pose, regular pest control services can help keep your home and yard safe from harm.

To create a barrier to protect you from disease carrying pests, highly skilled service technicians inspect your home and yard to identify any areas where pests can get settled. Using environmentally friendly sprays, technicians eliminate any existing threats as well as any areas where pests can flourish. Used in combination with bait, traps, and preventative measures, technicians create a barrier of protection that with regularly scheduled servicing, help keep your home and yard pest free year-round.

A Growing Industry Always in Demand

Outdoor and invasive pests are always a threat, which means pest control services are always in demand. In 2016, the total service revenue generated by the professional pest control industry totaled nearly $8.175 billion, up 4.6% from the year before. From eliminating threats posed by bed bugs and termites to mosquito barrier sprays, pest control services are in demand year-round. As a result of this demand, there’s an estimated 19,820 pest control firms in the nation.

Pestmaster a Leader in the Industry

For over 40 years, Pestmaster has been an industry leader in pest and vegetation control services. Our company was founded in 1979 with a simple mission, to provide our customers with effective pest control services while keeping the environment and their safety in mind. From a single franchise in California, to 40 franchises nationally and internationally, Pestmaster leads the industry in quality pest control services, which is why we’ve been ranked as one of the top 100 pest control companies in the country 15 years in a row.

Becoming part of a successful growing company is easy, and it starts with a phone call. Owning your own Pestmaster franchise and once you get started, we’re with you every step of the way. We’re committed to the success of our franchisees and with in-depth training and on-going support, we’ll help you build your client base and grow your territory. So contact us today to become part of the Pestmaster family.

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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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