How to Tell if Your City Would Be a Perfect Fit for a Skedaddle Wildlife Franchise

Where there’s human expansion, there’s going to be animals who want to seek shelter in the homes around their neighborhood. It’s what animals have always done, but we’re seeing it more and more as cities continue to expand and suburban areas sprawl across once-empty fields. When you consider this, it’s not crazy to think that a Skedaddle franchise and its wildlife control services would thrive anywhere, right?

While Skedaddle Franchise Owners have found success in a variety of regions and demographics across North America, there are a few key aspects each of our most successful territories share in common. As a potential pest control Franchisee candidate, how can you tell if your future territory would produce the same high-profit results as our highest-earning locations? In this blog, we’ll take a look at how you can tell if your community will be a perfect fit for its own Skedaddle pest and wildlife control franchise and how to determine where that perfect territory might be for you.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to See if Your Territory is a Good Fit for Skedaddle

The Skedaddle home protection franchise is an ideal option for anyone looking to break into a recession-proof industry and deal with minimal competition! With over 33 years in the home protection industry, we’re confident that anyone can see high profits with the humane wildlife control business model we’ve built, but we also recognize that not all locations are going to set new Franchisees up for success. Here are the first questions you need to ask yourself about your prospective territory to make sure it’s viable and will bring you the wealth you’re looking for with your own Skedaddle wildlife control franchise.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to See if Your Territory is a Good Fit for Skedaddle

The Skedaddle home protection franchise is an ideal option for anyone looking to break into a recession-proof industry and deal with minimal competition! With over 33 years in the home protection industry, we’re confident that anyone can see high profits with the humane wildlife control business model we’ve built, but we also recognize that not all locations are going to set new Franchisees up for success. Here are the first questions you need to ask yourself about your prospective territory to make sure it’s viable and will bring you the wealth you’re looking for with your own Skedaddle wildlife control franchise.

Who is Your Ideal Client?

When you begin to look at joining the Skedaddle wildlife removal franchise, you can see that your clientele can be anyone from a first-time homeowner to a multi-family property manager; however, that doesn’t mean that everyone is going to be your ideal client. While you can certainly offer your animal control services to any property owner in need in your territory – of which there will be many since wildlife invasions don’t discriminate – you’ll want to narrow down your ideal client to make marketing easier and help make your revenue more predictable in the long run.

For example, if you want to work with proactive homeowners who want to prioritize home protection and regular maintenance services, you may want to look into more affluent, high-income neighborhoods over more low- and middle-class do-it-yourself communities. On the other hand, if you want to target more suburban areas where pest infestations may be more common, then middle-income, single-family homes may be the ideal fit for you.

Where is Your Ideal Client Found?

Once you have a clear picture of the ideal client you plan to target, it’s time to determine where those customers are located and if that is your prospective territory. While there’s no particular region that’s better for Skedaddle’s humane wildlife removal services, you can expect customers to call with different pest complaints depending on their location. For example, squirrels and rats are common in most parts of the country, but ant infestations will be more of a nuisance in states across the South, while mice are a major nuisance in parts of the Midwest.

Regardless of the species that’s causing the problem, it’s key to choose your territory based on the ratio of the population that qualifies as your ideal client. In these areas, you’ll not only be able to launch successfully, but you’ll also have the foundation necessary to grow and scale your business quicker and dominate your market faster.

What Are Your Ideal Clients’ Demographics?

When you consider joining the average franchise, one of your first tasks is typically to research the demographics of your potential territory. This can include income levels, housing types, economic growth, and more, and it’s to help ensure that your chosen franchise can be successful in this new location. Luckily, the best thing about humane wildlife and pest control is that they will always be a need-not-want essential service, so Franchise Owners can expect to see consistent demand whether their territory is full of single- or multi-family homes, large developments, or even commercial properties.

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What Are Your Ideal Clients’ Demographics?

When you consider joining the average franchise, one of your first tasks is typically to research the demographics of your potential territory. This can include income levels, housing types, economic growth, and more, and it’s to help ensure that your chosen franchise can be successful in this new location. Luckily, the best thing about humane wildlife and pest control is that they will always be a need-not-want essential service, so Franchise Owners can expect to see consistent demand whether their territory is full of single- or multi-family homes, large developments, or even commercial properties.

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Does Your State or County Have Any Obstructive Regulations to Consider?

Skedaddle is in the wildlife and pest control business, which is an industry that states and individual counties often regulate. While most states don’t require more than the usual business licenses, other counties may have more red tape around the profession, leaving Franchise Owners with more obstacles to overcome before they can launch business operations. The Skedaddle team will always work to help Franchisees through these kinds of circumstances, but it’s important to consider how willing you are to work through any potential challenges to launch your new wildlife removal business.

If you realize your first choice territory is going to have regulations that cause more headaches than you’re willing to deal with, then it may be time to go back to the drawing board and look at other nearby available territories!

Would Your Territory Have a Population That Could Sustain a Skedaddle Wildlife Removal Business?

While it may sound obvious, franchises receive requests from people all the time who want to open in towns that don’t have the population to sustain a Skedaddle pest control franchise long-term. However, when this happens, the Skedaddle team makes sure to offer new Franchisees a protected territory of at least 50,000 single-family homes and a population of 500,000. With this in mind, all you need to consider is how geographically large your territory will need to be to meet that population and if you’re prepared to make the long drive from your home office to a customer’s property or if you’ll hire a salesperson to handle the face-to-face conversations instead.

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How is the Market for Hiring Employees?

As a Skedaddle Franchise Owner, you’ll have two main types of employees to hire, train, and manage: sales professionals to connect your business with more customers and technicians to complete client calls. Not all territories will have a candidate pool ideal for hiring both roles, so it’s important to consider the demographics of your region for this purpose, as well! Without this, you’ll either need to take on the responsibilities of one of these roles yourself or plan to hire a friend or family member to help you launch.

If you live in a territory where much of the job pool is exclusively white-collar office workers, you may have a harder time finding people looking to take on the blue-collar role of a pest and wildlife control technician. When choosing the territory for your Skedaddle, whether that’s the area you live in or somewhere else, make sure it has a good mix of blue-collar workers to hire and white-collar workers to target as potential customers.

Where Do You See Your Territory Growing in 10 Years?

It may sound like the same question that gets interviewees sweating in corporate interviews, but this is an essential question to consider in planning your Skedaddle franchise. As unlikely as it may seem, there are a few metropolitan areas that are seeing more people moving out than migrating in. This is resulting in decreasing populations and less opportunity for the type of development that leads to wildlife invasions, making them an okay – but not great – fit for a Skedaddle franchise. Instead, you want to see a trend of growth in your prospective territory and expansion in both your downtown and suburban areas.

As you begin your search for the perfect franchise for your lifestyle and future goals, consider these questions to determine where the perfect Skedaddle territory might be for you. Could it be your hometown, a metropolitan area in your state, or somewhere else entirely? The only way to find out is to walk yourself through this exercise! Once you’ve figured out if the territory you’re considering is an ideal fit for a Skedaddle home protection franchise, then you’re one step closer to becoming our next successful Franchise Owner! If you have yet to check out our blog on what traits it takes to be an ideal Franchisee candidate, then scurry over there next!

When you’re ready to take a leap of faith and join the Skedaddle home protection franchise so you can build lasting financial freedom for good, it’s time to take the next step! See if you qualify to become the next Skedaddle Franchise Owner today by taking our quick, one-minute qualification quiz. If you’re a perfect fit, then our team will chat with you about your territory’s viability before moving forward to your new future!