An attractive aspect of owning a pest control franchise is the recurring revenue stream. Pests are a regular part of our lives and managing them is a growing business in the U.S. Take a look at what a pest control franchise opportunity can offer.
In demand pest control services
Google reviewed the most often searched pests and the top search was bed bugs with more than 65,000 monthly requests. Termites came in second at 39,000 monthly searches and in third place were mosquitoes at 24,000 monthly searches. However, the highest demand is also relevant based on geography.
For example, states on the eastern seaboard were most commonly bothered by mosquitoes and ticks (access to water and high humidity) while termites were most common in some southern states. Bed bugs were common in 32 states. When you are investigating a pest control franchise opportunity, know what the most prominent pests are in your preferred location and if there are currently any pest control services in the area.
How to choose the best opportunity
Some people explore a pest control franchise opportunity as a way to leave their current job and work for themselves as owner-operator of the business. Others are looking to run the business with employees. Whatever your motivation, you need to know what level of income to expect from the franchise, and how they support owners in achieving that income. Specifically, you want details on operations support and marketing support.
Maximizing your revenue-generating time
Support with training, business set-up and administration are part of your operations support. Training is critical in the pest control industry because it ensures you are competent at being able to do your job. Knowing how to use pesticides appropriately will prevent damage to a client’s property or health. Your application license ensures you can operate legally.
As the owner of the business, you need a good administrative set-up that allows you to schedule work, communicate with customers and follow an efficient method of performing your work. If you are an owner-operator, you will need to spend time in both roles – doing the job and running the business. The easier it is to run your business, the more time you have to earn income; so a good operations system matters.
Getting the word out to potential customers
Marketing encourages people to contact your business. This includes the functionality of your website, the attractiveness of the brand, vehicle decals and promotional campaigns. The franchise will have a good package to get you started and some key marketing tools you can use throughout the year. When the marketing support is strong, you will benefit. If you are left to do a lot of the work on your own, it will take time away from earning revenue.
What sets Mosquito Authority Franchise apart?
Mosquito Authority knows that to create a successful business, the owner needs to focus on the customers. As the biggest mosquito control business in the market, we offer an excellent package for franchisees.
Preparing franchisees to become business owners
In your first year as a business owner with Mosquito Authority, you have a one-on-one personal business coach to assist you through an entire year’s operation. We are proud to offer a diverse pest control franchise opportunity that is available to anyone, regardless of background or prior business experience. Our fail-safe system is proven to help Mosquito Authority franchisees thrive. When you speak to our franchisees as part of your training, you will find that many chose Mosquito Authority because of our operations support.
Investing in our service
Mosquito Authority has our own Chief Science Officer, Dr. Craig Stoops, who is accessible to all franchisees. Much of his career was focused on development of mosquito and vector control technologies which is important in our industry. One in five people experience symptoms of West Nile Virus so being able to effectively manage mosquito-borne diseases is a critical public health aspect of our service.
Using technology to grow business
Part of your franchise package with Mosquito Authority is a localized web presence that includes online marketing that is managed for you! We want franchise owners to spend their time serving customers, so we handle the marketing to drive those customers to your door. We are also the only company in the mosquito control industry to offer and manage a national call centre on behalf of our franchisees.
Start with Mosquito Authority
When evaluating a pest control franchise opportunity, it is a good idea to have a starting point to compare what different franchises choose to offer potential owners. Start with the Mosquito Authority franchise and if you decide to explore other options, you will have a solid baseline by which to evaluate how other companies are invested in your success.