Take A Look At Our All-New Wildlife Control Franchise Website!

After over three decades of building a successful wildlife control franchise in Canada, Skedaddle is now franchising in the U.S.! To celebrate, we have an all-new website to help answer the questions you may have about our company, including our investment, our franchise model, and a Franchise Owner’s day-to-day role in operating a Skedaddle territory. Let’s dive right into the good stuff- an overview of the Skedaddle franchise in a nutshell.

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Who Are We?

In 1989, Bill Dowd founded the company that would become Skedaddle Wildlife Control with the mission of handling nuisance wildlife in a humane way. He believed that there were better, more effective approaches to dealing with wildlife conflicts, and turned this belief into a full-fledged wildlife control service. 

We at Skedaddle have made waves in the wildlife control industry ever since. By providing harmless, humanitarian wildlife management, Skedaddle not only improves the quality of life for wild animals but also shows the industry that there are less harmful ways to go about controlling urban wildlife. 

Since its first establishment in Hamilton, Ontario, Skedaddle has grown to over 25 locations. From helping homeowners regain their peace of mind to contributing to communities’ business and franchise opportunities, we are committed to pioneering a new standard for humane pest control practices.

Why Invest in a Skedaddle Franchise in 2021?

If you are interested in going into the animal control business, there are many reasons to seriously consider investing in a Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control franchise.

In the face of the global pandemic, we in the wildlife management industry are still considered essential. This means we are business as usual as the demand for our services remains consistent despite the current COVID-19 situation. 

Having this consistent stream of demand as a Franchise Owner will allow your business to grow in a time where the economy is particularly tough on small businesses across many industries.

Become part of a recognized business opportunity

Skedaddle has been around for more than three decades. In that time, we have established ourselves in the animal control industries of both Canada and the United States. 

Not only that, but the Skedaddle team has proudly held various National Wildlife Control Operation Association Certifications, Bird Barrier Installation Certifications, and the exceptional Microsoft Small Business Award. 

Joining our team means being involved in a responsible wildlife management team that has well and truly proven itself in the industry. 

Minimal investment cost with great potential returns

With an initial investment range between $89,000 and $132,600, our average gross sales are valued at $380,684* with an average net profit of $154,772* (*Numbers obtained from our 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document). The demand for nuisance wildlife control rises, but only a few businesses are focused on animal control, and even fewer are concerned with doing it humanely. 

Wildlife and pest control industries are generating revenue 365 days a year, and at this point, our field of practice is expected to reach $24.7 billion by 2027. Investing in this industry is a smart move from all standpoints.

Flexible success

Whether you’re dreaming of building a Skedaddle empire with a 10-van fleet under your control or simply want to operate a single truck on your own, our franchise model is uniquely equipped to help you scale your business to your preferred level. 

Whether you’re an Owner-Operator or a Semi-Absentee Owner, you aren’t tied to your office space 24/7; you don’t even need an office! Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss while still being able to build a thriving, successful business in your community.

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Our Services for Customers

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As a leader in wildlife control, we pride ourselves on ensuring the security of both the homeowners and the animals. To do this, we never use harmful methods such as traps, poisons, or baits. 

Extra care is taken in handling babies and mothers, as they are particularly vulnerable in the animal control process. The animals’ families are reunited outside the vicinity instead of relocating to an area where they may face death by predation or other attacks.

A 3-step process to effective critter control

To carry out our harm-free approach, we take a series of cautious steps. First, our team of professionals assesses and diagnoses the animal problem at hand. Customized wildlife removal takes into account the property layout as well as the biological factors and behavior of the animals. 

Next, the team checks for any damage created by nuisance wildlife, including contamination of homes. In line with our advice for damage repair, we also offer restoration services when an attic is in need of disinfection and insulation reconstruction. 

The final step is to seal the home from critters that might come back to the property. Future intrusions are prevented by identifying potential entrances to the home, then blocking those entrances or securing them. 

We are confident in the quality of our work, to the extent that we offer a lifetime guarantee against wildlife reentry in all properties we have serviced.

Services for Franchise Owners

Because our Franchise Owners matter to us, our Founder along with the rest of the Skedaddle team offer assistance all the way from your pre-qualification to signing the franchise agreement.

Dedicated support team

After being in the animal control business for over 30 years, we are well versed in the roles and challenges of the job – there’s no untouched territory! Our team of passionate professionals will always stand by you and your business needs. We have live agents in our centralized call center available to help with any queries or concerns you might have.

Training and digital marketing

As part of the nuisance wildlife control and animal removal business, we’ll be teaching you and your staff everything you need to know about succeeding in your franchise opportunity. Our knowledge of generating leads in the digital world will allow you to locate and service your customers straight away.

Events and local partnerships

As a valued owner, you will be provided with props for trade shows and local events; resources like brochures, flyers, and booths to add to your vehicle wrap will all be given to you. These brand advertisements will help to build your network and increase your visibility. 

Skedaddle has also partnered with SPCA and humane societies to show our commitment to the cause and create a promising sales pipeline for our Franchise Owners.

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We’re More Than Just a Wildlife Control Franchise

Our businesses go above and beyond when it comes to economic benefits. Think job generation, attraction for other businesses, increase in local tax revenues, reduction of local government expenses by providing recreation, expansion of local ventures, and fostering natural ecosystem services. These benefits generate financial returns for both the local government and Franchise Owners.

The community can also enjoy several environmental benefits that we help to bring about, like having an open space for trails and parks. At the macro level, food security is preserved by maintaining biodiversity and balance in the ecosystem of your area. 

As stewards of our community, we bring humane animal management that minimizes wildlife damage while following all local, state, and federal laws, and contributing to the growth of the community.

Join the cause for humane wildlife sustainability by owning a Skedaddle franchise! Click here to pre-qualify!

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