Pest Control

Income $ 80,000       $100,000

The range of income for the first year should be around $60,000. The key to achieving the higher income range is to work primarily with business clients who own their own buildings.


You will need to develop a regular pest control route for both residential and business clients. You might want to research nontoxic resources so you are able to offer a service no one else provides.


Your clients will consist of new and existing business owners, homeowners, and apartment dwellers, as well as small business owners who own their own buildings.

Marketing Plan

Most jobs can usually be acquired by placing an ad in the paper, and by leaving your cards at local grocery stores and especially with Realtors.  Door knockers are an excellent way to canvas a neighborhood. Create an ad special with a time-based action. For example, “25% off if you act by April 1st.” Most people respond to cost savings and time constraints. You can incorporate the 25% discount into your pricing schedule.

Power Partners

Your Power Partners will consist of interior decorators, residential Realtors, handymen, general contractors, and landscapers. They’ll be aware of when families are in need of your services.


You will need to acquire the proper training and equipment, as well as the correct chemicals and non-toxic resources.


Here are a number of resources I have come across:

Personality Type: Expressive, Amiable

Total Start Up Costs:            Less than $25,000

(includes business cards, sprayers, truck, tools, a phone, materials)