Steps in Opening a Pest Control Company
It has been studied that different pests are found to be predominant in different kinds of seasons, like in the summer, you see a swarm of flies, carpenter ants, and yellow jackets, where they proliferate more in the Northeast regions, while mice and rats propagate during the cool months when they seek shelter and nest there; therefore, this demonstrates that conducting business on pest controlling is also seasonal in nature. For the purpose of generating a steady income, pest control service may be packaged on a monthly, quarterly or annually period, using the information on the seasonal nature of pests propagation.
Launching a pest control business company can be initiated in two ways: as an independent operator, to which the start up investment can be significant or as a franchisee, where you may have to put up an investment of more than $200,000, and, whichever is the option, to start this kind of business requires the following: pest control knowledge and experience, reliable vehicle which will safely transport equipment and supplies and a vehicle signage; insurance; a need for a website; business cards; print and online advertising; networking skills to build good relationships with suppliers, clients; and, most important, a certification. To procure the proper certification, since pest control is regulated, it is advisable to do the following: contact the pest control board for certification information and inquire for its requirement or visit the National Pest Management Association’s website for certification classes and their recommendations. If possible, having the training to operate and conduct pest control is recommended and there are ways to do that, such as securing information from websites of exterminating outfits or vocation schools which offer training classes.
Here are business ideas to either help start or grow this business: use the 5 neighbor method, which refers to a measure conducted for every single time that you and your technicians perform a service, don’t leave the neighboring area until you’ve talked to five neighbors to the left side of your customer and five neighbors to the right and it is important to hand over your business cards and your business brochures which covers promo package and other offers; advertise your business company on social media and create a good traffic which can lead into generating prospective customers and this is easier done without too much effort; creative an effective website which has all the market components to increase your viewers and attain a high ranking in the search engines. Basically, a continuous job security is considered as the prime advantage of operating a pest control business and is backed by a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which indicated that the need of exterminators remain constant from 2014 up to 2024.The Key Elements of Great Businesses