There is always a demand for services that add to a person’s quality of life, and that includes mosquito control. Professionals in the mosquito control industry tackle problematic backyards, events and business patios that enhance the enjoyment of outdoor experiences. Proof of the demand comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – the pest control industry is anticipated to grow by 10% through 2030.
Here are some other reasons why mosquito control is a smart business consideration.
1) Mosquito control is part of preventative healthcare
Diseases from mosquito and tick bites occur in every state and territory. According to the CDC, as of January 11, 2022, a total of 2,695 cases of West Nile virus in people have been reported. Of these, 69% were classified as neuroinvasive diseases (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 31% were classified as non-neuroinvasive. Of note, pest control workers were determined as essential during the pandemic, which has enabled the industry to continue to grow at a strong rate.
2) Request for services is increasing
According to the 2021 PCT State of the Mosquito Control Market survey, 50% of pest management professionals said revenue from mosquito control services increased at their locations. The average reported increase was 19.7%.
3) The business offers a recurring revenue stream
The mosquito control industry runs predominantly in the spring, summer and early fall. During this time, many customers book regular and repeat treatments which provide recurring revenue. When your business gets multiple appointments from one customer, the customer acquisition cost is lower.
4) The DIY option is not as effective
Certainly, property owners can attempt mosquito control on their own, however, this is one of the industries where the DIY option is much less effective than a professional service. Licensed professionals have access to better products than those available to consumers off the shelf. Professionals also understand how to eliminate breeding habitats and impact the mosquito life cycle. Home Advisor provides several recommendations on why a professional mosquito service is preferable to a DIY option.
Starting your own business
To offer a professional service, you will need knowledge of the right products to use and the process that will yield the best results. At Mosquito Authority, this is all part of our training program for franchisees.
A franchise makes for a more efficient route to business ownership, not only in time but also in efficiency in avoiding errors that you might make if you didn’t have someone to mentor you through the process. Here are some things you will need to do whether you choose the franchise route or pursue a mosquito control business independently.
- Legal and licenses. You need a business license and a legal structure to support the size and liability risk of your operation. You will also need a license to allow you to apply chemicals as a commercial service, along with the appropriate safety training.
- Your certificate of insurance must cover your general liability, worker’s compensation, commercial vehicle use, etc.
- Hard costs. In addition to the equipment and products, you will need an appropriate vehicle to use for a commercial business.
- Operational costs. To manage invoices and schedules your business will benefit from an administrative software program. While you can do this manually, an automated program can provide helpful reminders and sales tracking.
- If you don’t have any customers, you don’t have a business, so marketing is a critical component of business success. From a logo to vehicle graphics, a website presence, customer email platform, promotional opportunities and driving referral business, you need a solid marketing plan before you open.
On your own, you can estimate approximately $40,000 in start-up requirements. This does not include your operational or marketing costs. With Mosquito Authority, you are looking at a total investment of $56,000-$91,000, depending on the size of the operation you want to start, but this is your complete turn-key operation.
How franchise ownership saves time and money
When you work with a franchise, you have access to a business model that has already been proven in your exact line of work. As an independent, you must build that model on your own and that carries some risk.
Another efficiency comes with not having to spend time researching the best administration systems, logo designs and marketing options. Most people who are drawn to entrepreneurship just want to focus on earning revenue. Time spent on evaluating logos and wondering what advertising to choose is time away from the initial goal of being a business owner.
Mosquito Authority is an entrepreneurial partner
The average revenue of a Mosquito Authority franchise in business for two or more years is $496,851. Be successful with our proven record of franchisee success and build the lifestyle that you truly want. You can (and should) do this.