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Skedaddle vs. Owning a Pest Control Franchise

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When deciding between opening up a pest control business or a Skedaddle humane wildlife and pest control franchise, you have to know the facts before you make a determination. While it may seem like the better option to do everything alone, you’ll have a much higher chance of success during your first few years if you join the Skedaddle family because we support our Franchise owners like no other. Otherwise, high overhead and unforeseen costs can devour your profits and put you in a bad position financially speaking.  

But the good news is that Skedaddle offers an alternative to the pest control businesses you usually see. Frankly, it’s not enough to follow the crowd and do what everybody else does, taking the same approach to customer service, sales, marketing, and anything else you need to launch a successful endeavor.

Having said that, here are the key differences between taking advantage of Skedaddle’s support versus investing in a standard pest control franchise. In the end, you may find a few of them surprising if you’ve never thought about the differences.

Humane removal and prevention

Skedaddle humanely removes animals from homes by eliminating entry points to the house, while pest control companies only focus on extermination. Whether or not those extermination methods are humane is questionable at best. Usually, pest control services involve spraying poison on surfaces and around entry points and maybe include a trapping service, but what happens to the animals? The truth is that they suffer needlessly when you don’t have to kill them outright to protect your property.

Instead, Skedaddle has refined humane removal and prevention down to the last detail. When you work with us, you’ll benefit from decades of experience in the wildlife removal business. Honestly, you don’t have to kill animals to safeguard property from nuisance animals simply looking for a warm place to go in winter. That’s one reason why animals may enter the home and set up shop for the long haul.

Few (if any) national competitors

Indeed, Skedaddle Franchise Owners have next to no competition because no other national franchise focuses on truly humane wildlife control. The go-to service is immediate extermination without securing the property, which may work for a time but won’t solve the issue. You can kill pests; however, what prevents them from returning to the same place? That’s where we stand apart from the rest.

We’re the only humane wildlife control franchise that takes a different approach and secures entry points while offering additional advice on where critters may penetrate a home. Usually, it’s as simple as animals looking for a food source, so it’s not necessarily true that winter is when you have to worry about pests the most. Animals can get inside your attic, walls, and food pantries at any time of year, so we offer year-round service, whereas a typical pest control franchise won’t provide the same perks.

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Multiple revenue streams

Our franchise model offers multiple revenue streams, including pest control, in addition to our specialized services. We don’t just take care of the usual pests, and that’s a significant advantage over the local competition you can expect to face. So, if you own a Skedaddle franchise, you still technically own a pest control franchise!

The difference will be in the quality of customer service you provide and the use of technology to make sure daily operations run smoothly with little to no interruptions. A standard pest control business may rely on paper-based, manual processes or take calls directly over the phone. Although that kind of approach worked great in the past, it takes a more holistic approach to success in today’s market.

With Skedaddle, you don’t only focus on killing insects and mice. You have a broader market to serve because pests come in many shapes and sizes. You might think that a small raccoon in your attic is the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, but if it’s a female looking for a place to nest, you’ll quickly change your tune once she gives birth. In this case, the only thing that makes sense is humane removal because the animals will keep coming back.

Lower overhead

So, the question is this: how much does it cost to operate a humane pest control franchise after the initial investment? You’ll benefit significantly from lower overhead costs when you choose Skedaddle because there’s no need to construct a physical location. You could run an entire home-based business with multiple sites for a broader service area if you want. Usually, a pest control business only offers services to a limited region, but you’ll have the ability to help far more people when you work with our team.

Better technology 

We also use the latest technology along those lines, whereas local pest control businesses will most likely rely on outdated methods. As we stated above, we have little to no national competitors, and it’s not an accident. We have the tech behind the scenes to help you book appointments and grow the business one customer at a time.

You might not think so, but technology allows us to connect with people easier and communicate what we do best. Otherwise, your target customers will assume that you’re no different from others. Using technology is a great way to differentiate your services because you’ll ultimately be more successful at removing pests.

At Skedaddle, we offer you the chance to provide exceptional pest removal services that don’t rely on extermination. Homeowners always appreciate that kind of attention to detail, and it’s a great value proposition that ordinary pest control franchises can’t offer.

Check out our franchise website to learn more about joining the Skedaddle family versus opening a typical pest control franchise business.

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