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About Orkin Pest Control
Orkin is a US-based pest control company, and is a global leader in the industry, with franchises across the globe. The brand offers a variety of pest control services and products for homes and businesses, including a range of pest management treatments for most common household pests, as well as a range of additional home services to complement their main activities.
Founded in 1901, the brand has expanded over the years to over 400 locations around the world, serves nearly two million residential and commercial customers each year, and has won numerous awards over the years. With an excellent and long standing worldwide reputation, the brand is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious franchisee who is keen to start a business with the potential for enormous success.
Where are the headquarters for the Orkin Pest Control franchise located?
The primary headquarters for the Orkin Pest Control franchise is based in the company’s original founding city of Atlanta in the US. In the UK, their UK brand, Safeguard Pest Control, is based in Kent.
Where can you find a franchise territories with Orkin Pest Control?
Territories are available all over the world. For initial queries on potential territory availability, contract the franchise team at Orkin Pest Control directly.
How much does it cost to start an Orkin Pest Control franchise?
To start a franchise with Orkin Pest Control, you’ll need to pay an initial franchise fee of approximately £36,000. In addition to this amount, you will also need to invest further in setting up the business, purchasing stock and equipment, and the cost of leases for any vehicles and commercial premises. This can vary depending on particular locations, as well as the size of the business, and can vary from between £60,000 to £200,000.
What kind of financial support can you find for an Orkin Pest Control franchise?
The brand does not provide financial support directly, but you may be able to get funding support from most major banks and lending facilities, with a clear business plan. You may also be required to demonstrate access to liquid capital for some of the total investment amount needed to start a Orkin Pest Control franchise.
What sort of experience should you have to start a Orkin Pest Control franchise?
To start a franchise with Orkin Pest Control, you must have a minimum of three years of experience in the pest control industry, as well as prior experience in business management. You should be motivated and dedicated, and willing to train and operate under the Orkin Pest Control proven system.
What kind of training or support is provided with an Orkin Pest Control franchise?
A franchise with Orkin Pest Control includes access to a comprehensive training programme to get your business started, including an overview of the brand’s systems, support for staff, and an understanding of sales and marketing, to help you grow your franchise.
The franchise programme starts with initial training programme, carried out before the launch of your business. This is designed to cover all key aspects of the business, including practical skills and techniques related to pest management, an understanding of the kinds of products used, and advice on how to launch the business in your chosen territory. You will also receive complete training manuals for future use. Orkin Pest Control’s training and support programme also includes ongoing training for your staff, to help you develop your business effectively as you expand.
After the launch of a new franchise business, Orkin Pest Control also provide continued support, with access to an extensive range of sales and marketing guidance, administrative materials, and their call centre services, that can help answer most common technical queries. Orkin Pest Control also provide access to their database of existing and potential customers, to help you generate leads as you start up.
What business opportunities are available with an Orkin Pest Control franchise?
With a rise in pests due to changing environmental factors and more unpredictable climate conditions, the pest control market is rapidly growing in the UK, and valued at nearly £400 million. There is also a high demand amongst customers for a more personalised service that provide fast and humane results, efficiently. As a result, starting a business with Orkin Pest Control can be a fantastic opportunity. The brand is well recognised as a global industry leader, with locations all over the world and thousands of partners in operation. Working with Orkin Pest Control gives franchisees a significant advantage over starting independently, as the brand already carries a high level of trust amongst both commercial and residential customers.
As Orkin Pest Control offer a wide variety of services, a franchise with them also gives franchise owners the chance to choose and refine their own approach to the market, by allowing scope to specialise on services that are most relevant or valuable, in a specific territory or market. There is also the option to diversify into other non-pest control related activities, such as carrying out attic insulation or lawn treatment, or targeting commercial clients in various industries.
Lastly, because of the size and scale of Orkin Pest Control, franchisees will also benefit from the purchasing power of the group, saving on costs for supplies and materials. There will also be the chance to learn and network with other franchisees, to help you develop skills and resolve common issues.
How to get started
To find out more about starting a franchise with Orkin Pest Control, you can contact their main franchise team directly via the form on this page, to start an initial discussion about prospective territories, and assess whether you are a suitable candidate. Following on from this, you may be put in contact with a regional representative, who can guide you further through the franchise process.
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