Pest Control Franchises
A Pest Control Franchise can cost anything from £20 000.00 to £80 000.00. This will often cover a van, training and equipment. There will also be an annual or monthly fee to cover the ‘licence’ or franchise fee. This will pay the company and for advertising, typically maintenance of the main or regional web site, Ad Words (probably Google and/or Bing. There is no guarantee of earnings and a lot depends on the Franchisee selling or getting a lot of their own work. After all this has been paid for then actual earnings can be quite small. In my opinion many Franchises are not designed as a long term investment but just to earn the Franchise company a lot of money. As soon as the person running the Franchisees bust or gives up then the company can re sell the Franchise again!
PEST UK technicians work in a similar way, they form their own Limited Company and earn a percentage of the work supplied to them. Typical earnings are between £35 000.00 to £50 000.00. The only expenses the PEST UK technician has to pay is for their own van (PEST UK pay for it to be sign written), phone, ladder and torch. There are no licensing fee to pay. PEST UK will also pay for the technicians PROMPT/BASIS membership and all training. The technicians have to be naturally motivated. People who have to be ‘encouraged’ to work hard are not suited as a PEST UK Pest Control Technician. The percentage of the money paid to the pest control technician is generally 50% but this is increased to 75% where the technician has brought work to PEST UK. This means that the people who create the wealth get the benefit and the more successful the company is the richer the technicians get. This also benefits the customer as the technician is actually responsible for any guarantees on that particular job. If the job isn’t done well then the technician has to fix it at no costs. The way PEST UK works benefits everyone.