Critter Control

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $20,000
Total Investment: $50,000 - $100,000

Franchisee Options

Financing: Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: Veteran discount on franchise fee

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Critter Control
Total Units: 83
Year Founded: 1983
Franchising Since: 1987
Home Office: Marietta, GA
Awards: Top Low-Cost Franchise with Highest Average Income

About Critter Control

One of the first companies to realize the market potential for urban wildlife management, Critter Control is one of the most successful brands in the industry, backed by more than 30 years of experience. The brand's business model operates on the simple concept of getting pests out and keeping them out, using humane techniques to handle nuisance wildlife such as birds, moles, squirrels, mice, raccoons, bats, skunks, and more, while offering damage repair and restoration services that help keep unwelcome animals from returning. Servicing residential, commercial, and municipal customers alike, Critter Control has the knowledge and equipment to handle every pest problem the right way, every time.

Values & History

Critter Control began as Clark's Critter Control in 1982, founded by Kevin Clark. A Detroit metropolitan area chimney sweep, Clark received a call asking for help removing a raccoon from a chimney, prompting him to build a business around pest control. Five years later in 1987, Critter Control, Inc. was incorporated and began franchising around his successful business model. Today the company is part of Rollins, Inc., a worldwide commercial and consumer services company that includes brands such as Orkin, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Trutech Animal Control, Crane Pest Control, and many more. The home office is located in Marietta, GA.

Industry Performance

Revenue for the pest control industry in the US reached $10.3 billion in 2012. By 2016 13,985 companies were in operation, an 8.17% growth. Residential services represent 67.6% of the market, while commercial services reached 28.2%. In 2014 the pest control services industry grew by 4.7%, dropping to 4.5% throughout 2019.

Purchasing a Critter Control Franchise

A Critter Control franchise owner will need $20k in liquid capital and should expect to invest between $50k and $100k in total to get started. Financing options are available for qualified candidates, and veteran discounts on franchise fees are available. Critter Control is a member of the International Franchise Association.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Candidates looking to pursue ownership of a Critter Control franchise will be outgoing and customer-oriented with a background in sales, marketing, or management experience. Team leaders willing to build relationships and focus on business growth and promotion of the brand are ideal, while the drive to exceed customer expectations is essential. Franchisees will have the unique opportunity to build a home-based business of their own, so a drive for determined success makes all the difference as your business continues to grow.

Training & Support

State-of-the-art training is provided to all franchise members, from extensive classroom instruction to field training. Owners will begin with a one-week training session that takes place in Critter Control's Atlanta, GA training facilities. Operations manuals and training videos support your ongoing business development, and access to a comprehensive start-up package that includes online access to all materials and videos, eLearning courses, promotional materials, merchandising information, and newsletters. Regional training on updated techniques and technology round out the experience, ensuring owners have everything they need to run and manage a successful franchise.

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Critter Control is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Georgia, Idaho, Oregon