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Do I need to be an animal expert or animal enthusiast to be a successful Humane Wildlife and Pest Control Franchise Owner?
100 percent NO! Enjoying animals is a plus. We are the wildlife control experts – so you don’t have to be one. Our Franchise Owner support team has vast experience in dealing with all types of animal behaviors and issues you may encounter. The franchise operator is meeting business and homeowners, animal proofing, and engaging in business management. However, you will have fun and have a new adventure every day.
Will I need to be the person removing the pests and wildlife from the home or business?
It is prudent for you to understand the basics of the animal control business operation. It is common to work in the field for the first three months or so. However, to grow a multi-van operation you should expect to work on the business, not in the business.
What prevents the animals from returning to the home or business if you don’t trap and relocate them?
Trapping and relocating animals does not work. The reason trapping and relocating does not work is the rebound effect. While the relocated wildlife dies, other wildlife species simply move into the vacated area. If the home is not properly secured new wildlife simply moves in. Studies have found that seventy percent of relocated animals do not survive. It’s not humane. In fact, studies indicate that in urban areas there are 15-50 raccoons per square mile, and they move in once a den site is vacated. It is impossible to get rid of all raccoons, squirrels, skunks, birds, bats and mice in an urban setting – the animals will repopulate. The compromised or weak entry points of the building are the areas we will secure. Our system finds where pests and animals are entering and animal proofs the residence or commercial property. For a detailed explanation read this article.
I don’t live in a metropolitan area. Are there enough wildlife incursions in my area for me to have a viable and steady wildlife control business?
After 32 years in the wildlife removal business servicing over 150 municipalities, we have found that every city, town, and suburb has wildlife control issues. Part of your Franchise Owner investigation is a market evaluation where we help you validate the nature of the current wildlife nuisance problem.
Since Skedaddle Humane Wildlife and Pest Control offers a lifetime guarantee, doesn’t that put a financial burden on the Franchise Owner to honor it?
Our training, our experience, and our thoroughness allow us to offer a lifetime guarantee. We have over 20 founder locations ourselves, warranty work usually is due to a new species or it produces new work and income. Care is always taken upfront to do the prevention work by the following motto – “do it once, do it right.”
Is recruiting, training and retaining employees difficult for such a niche business environment?
We find people who like the outdoors, wildlife, hunting, or fishing who makes great employees. As a mature animal control business operation and franchisor, we have a proven pest and wildlife removal training method. It works. Ask our current Franchise Owners or review the wildlife technician videos. We hire for attitude, and train for skills. There are no schools that provide a pool of possible employees for the animal control industry. This work is a cut above. We offer competitive wages to retain employees and offer opportunities to grow as your Animal Control Franchise grows. It is unique as well as challenging, and we hear over and over again from our own employees that each day presents a new adventure. No burger-flipping, low morale, or boring work environment.
Is it really possible to run a Skedaddle Franchise Wildlife Removal operation as a home-based business? When would I need a physical office location?
Yes, we do encourage you to start out in a home office. For your expanding fleet of vehicles, you may want to consider a storage facility. Employees do not have to come to a central office. The vehicles are moving billboards, so having your employees drive them to and from their homes is a bonus for your local, animal control business advertising. The executive financial investor or empire builder may want to start out in an industrial warehouse.
Your website says this franchise business opportunity is scalable. What does that mean and how big can the wildlife removal operation grow?
Skedaddle is a vehicle-based service business. Your Skedaddle wrapped vehicle is your office. Unlike brick-and-mortar retail locations, we do not need to take on expensive building leases. The key to increasing or scaling your Skedaddle Humane Wildlife and Pest Control Franchise is capacity. This means how much gross sales revenue can each service vehicle produce. A great question to ask existing Skedaddle Franchise Owners is how much does one of your trucks and wildlife technicians generate? Or, how big or how many wildlife removal franchise territories do I need to maintain a multiple-truck operation? See Question 10 as to why we have not answered that question directly here.
Are wildlife control business opportunities seasonal? If so, what does that look like?
No, we do not have a slow or dormant time of the year. Yes, you can operate your Animal Control Franchise 12 months or 365 days of the year – if you so choose. Peak season is from March to November. Wildlife is actively seeking and using multiple den sites, which translates to more home or business incursions. When the cold weather sets in, mice, rats and other animals shelter in sites such as warm attics and chimneys. We historically do more attic insulation remediation and attic repair work in the fall and winter. Why? The insulation damage that the animals caused in attics becomes obvious as the heating bills mount. A decision to put off the repair when the animals were removed now becomes an urgent need.
I’ve searched yours and other franchise websites, but they never tell me how much money I can make if I become a Franchise Owner. Why is that?
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