The following are common questions or FAQ’s and answers pertaining to NaturePest franchise opportunity.  Please review the Q&A below and feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have so that we may assist you in making a well-informed decision.

How do I get customers?

NaturePest has defined and developed a proven pest control service marketing and business development system – as part of the franchise model, we will implement this in your market and develop your client base using proven techniques and processes.

Our proven business development methodology shows you precisely how to create loyal customers that produce high margin, repeat business – residual and repeat business is at the heart of the NaturePest business model.

Our brand, business model and local marketing program will help you develop your local market presence and community relationships that will support and build your business.

Is there really that much of a market for a pest control business?

YES!  The pest control industry is full of growth.  During the five years to 2013, the industry is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 1.9% to record $11.1 billion in revenue, including an increase of 3.3% in 2013.  *According to IBIS World – (

How much is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee for a NaturePest Franchisee is $10,500

You get one of the biggest territories available for a pest control franchise – 350,000 population base in order to allow you to build your business as large as you would like to.

Do i need to have experience with this type of work?

No. We will teach you every element of the pest control business, the good news is that we make it simple for you!

NaturePest provides assistance during your location opening and will work with you on an on-going basis both in your territory through personal and virtual support to develop a growing number of new business resources.

Does NaturePest have branding in place for me?

Yes. Our NaturePest signage, website, Trademarks and brand program have been strategically designed to contribute to your location’s business potential. Your branding plays an important role in maintaining your company’s presence and professionalism in your local market.

Heavy focus on web marketing and online lead generation will get your phone ringing soon after you open your operations for business.

Do I have to buy the equipment and products from NaturePest?

No. However NaturePest has secured nationwide pricing with major distributors to allow you to purchase products and equipment directly from them at substantial savings.

Can I convert my existing pest control business to a NaturePest franchise?

Yes. If you are running your own pest control route or business on your own you know the challenges and limitations you face on your own a NaturePest franchise model can provide support and stability you don’t have on your own.

How can I open a NaturePest franchise?

NaturePest actively seeks highly-qualified individuals to become franchisees. Prior business experience, coupled with personal financial qualifications, individual motivation and a track record of success are important factors in our evaluation process. If you are interested in pursuing single unit or area development opportunities as a NaturePest franchisee, please start by completing  our in franchise request form and a development representative will contact you shortly to discuss the details.

How much money do I need to open a franchise?

Individuals will need $35,000 in non-borrowed personal resources (liquid assets, e.g. cash, marketable securities, stocks, etc…) along with an overall net worth (total assets minus total liabilities) of $75,000 to qualify. Financing is to be secured through third-party lending sources. The total cost of each unit varies by size and location.

How much can I make as a NaturePest franchisee?

We are restricted by the Federal Trade Commission and various state franchise sales regulations from providing you with specific profit projections. But an average route produces between $120,000 to 240,000 in sales per year. Average customer spends between $500 and 1,500 per year the average ticket is about $90.

How long does it take to get started?

Each territory is different, depending on a variety of factors. However, it typically takes approximately 30 to 60 days from signing the franchise agreement to opening day at your NaturePest Franchise.

What kind of training can I expect as a franchisee?

All new franchisees participate in a 1 to 2 week training program. This consists of textbook training, real field training, self study guided instruction and virtual support, franchisees receive regular updates to their training, including on site reviews.

What do I need to be a successful franchisee?

Ownership, Accountability and Responsibility.

Successful franchisees take ownership for their own success. Franchisees rely on the franchisor for support and assistance. They are willing seek input possibly from other franchisees, but ultimately know that their success is dependent upon them. If things are not going according to plan they make the necessary adjustments to get things back on track quickly, don’t place blame, make excuses or be in denial.

Willingness to follow a system.

Successful franchisees are committed to following a system. You have to be willing to check you ego in at the door. Successful franchisees recognize that a brand is created through consistency and that there is a need for all franchisees to follow the franchise business model. If you are too entrepreneurial, not willing to adapt but instead want to do your own things you may best suited to open an independent business.

Customer service focused.

Successful franchisee understand business is all about getting and keeping customers. Successful franchisees have a high desire to provide exceptional customer service. This is how you build a long term viable business. Repeat business is more impactful than one time sales, keeping customers buying more products and services is less expensive and more profitable than trying to get new customers.


Successful franchisees have the ability to get things done through other people. Successful franchisees do not believe they are the only ones that can do it right but have the ability to train others to do it as good if not better. They see employees as a valuable assets to be protected rather than an expense to manage. They will communicate to employees what is in it for them. Their employees are treated as individuals, with respect and trust. The successful franchisee Inspire others to a common vision.

Optimistic outlook

Successful franchisee understand businesses will always have ups and downs. You will be faced with challenges, such as employees not showing up for work, running out of inventory. In business Murphy rides with you! Successful franchisees don’t let these issues take away from their long term vision. They always see the glass half full, not half empty. They respond to the issues knowing that it is simply a small speed bump and not an insurmountable mountain.

Energy and stamina

Successful franchisees understand that the initial start up of a business may require hard work and long hours 60 to 80 hours per week during the initial start-up phase. Successful franchisees have the energy and stamina to work the long hours and do what is required to start the business.

Realistic expectations

Successful franchisees understand it may take 1 to 2 years to build their business to a solid profitable business. Successful franchisees do not expect to get rich quick. They may not get rich at all. However they are going into the business knowing that the business can provide a great income and will allow them to build long term equity.


Successful franchisees have a habit of setting goals and working hard toward them. They have goals written down if not they are dreams. They are fully committed and focused on the achievement of their goals. Despite obstacles and challenges successful franchisees do not give up.

A passion for the brand

Successful franchisees believe in the brand and are excited about the brand that they have chosen. They are constantly promoting the brand. They are excited about getting up in the morning and going to work. They strongly believe in the products and services that they offer.


Successful franchisees have a high level of honesty and integrity, there word is their bond. If you are comfortable with anything less you are not suited to be a franchisee. Franchising requires the willingness to be open books because your books will be opened and audited on an annual basis.

Long term commitment

Successful franchisees understand that a franchise is a lot like a marriage and its for the long haul, they do not go into a franchise with the mentality of getting out if it doesn’t work because that is a very expensive separation and no one wins.

Financial ability

Successful franchisees understand that the most common reason why businesses fail, often within the first year, is because they are under capitalized. Successful franchisees have the financial investment required to invest in the business initially as well as provide for the working capital needs during the start up phase of the business. The successful franchisees do not borrow all the money and then spend all their time worrying about all the dept they got themselves in and spend all the profits going towards paying off the debt, but instead has anywhere from 30% to 50% in available funds, or cash, to invest. A borrower is a slave of the lender.

What support do i receive?

The NaturePest Support System enables you to operate your business independently but with great resources that allow you to be profitable.

What is the process to be awarded a NaturePest Franchise?

1 Complete Franchise Information Request Form
2 Have an initial call with a franchise representative
3 Submit a franchise application
4 Visit with franchise director
5 Receive franchise review board approval