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How to Join PestControl.co.uk!

Would you like more information on what it takes to become a part of the PestControl.co.uk franchise? What follows is a brief explanation of the steps on the road to becoming a part of this fast-growing, recession-proof industry.

Read About Us

First, we recommend that you read the material that we have provided here on the website, and that you request the information pack we provide by filling in the form provided. If you're still interested, and we hope you will be, then the next step is to get in touch to book a place on a discovery day at our head office.

Training

A classroom for adults.

Once you've decided to take the leap and join the franchise, you'll be booked onto our training program. This takes place over a 12 week period, during which you will learn everything about pest control, from the services you will provide to how to run the business, including marketing and finance. There will usually only be one or two other people on the franchise program training with you so you will receive a lot of personal support.

To learn more about the training program, please request our Information Pack which goes in to more detail on what you can expect to be doing each week.

Here we will provide a very brief overview of the training course:

Week 1

Introduction to the pest control industry and PestControl.co.uk franchise. Intensive five day training (Grosmont, Monmouthshire NP7 8ET) in all aspects of pest control, including prevention and eradication techniques, how to handle equipment and chemicals safely, and general health and safety.

Week 2

Training continues, but back in your own territory. With you marketing activated we will teach you how to speak with customers, win jobs and then carry out the work you have just sold. Best of all, you will now be invoicing and taking payments from your own customers!

Week 3

Believe it or not, you are now running your own business! Using the skills you have learnt over the past two weeks you will continue winning and carrying out jobs and invoicing and taking payment. We will stay in constant touch with you, answering any questions you may have and guiding you on each job as required. We are available 24/7 and are happy to drive to your area to help you win a potential contract or fix an issue that can’t be resolved over the phone. It hasn’t been necessary to date, but if you don't feel ready to start the business yet we will provide additional training until you are, at no extra cost.

Week 7

A pest controller spraying chemicals outside a house.

Specialist rodent training at Church Farm Study Centre in Hampshire. This is a unique and very informative training program. There will also be a Franchise Training Day where you will learn more on how to make the most of your business.

Week 11

RSPH Level 2 Training and Exam. You will train for the Royal Society for Public Health Level 2 certificate over four and a half days.

Week 12

Training complete! You are now a fully trained pest controller!

There will be opportunities for further, more specialist training, periodically in the future.

Run Your Business!

You will now be fully confident in your ability to carry out pest control services for your clients, as well as the general running of the business. .

By joining the franchise what you receive will include (but will not be limited to):

  • PestControl.co.uk manual
  • Full Training - from beginner to professional
  • Sign writing for your van
  • Account build and setup of your online marketing campaigns for your territory
  • Standard equipment, including tools, chemicals and bait, clothing, business cards, etc.
  • Allocation of company issued memorable mobile phone number and local phone number.
  • Mobile credit card terminal to take payment at the end of the job
  • Full company setup by our accountants including formation of a limited company, VAT registration and initial tax and PAYE advice
  • Lifetime business support - whether you have an accounting question, unusual property, undetermined pest or anything else, we are always just a phone call away
  • All the support and encouragement you need as you grow your business.

If you would like to get started on this exciting journey towards running your own business then call us on 0845 304 5545 or request our Information Pack today!

Book a Discovery Day

If you think you might be interested in joining our franchise program, we'd like to offer the opportunity for you to come and see us at our head office. That way you'll be able to meet us and get a feel for exactly what it is we offer and whether you would enjoy life as a pest controller.

It's completely free and there's no commitment to go any further, so really you have nothing to lose! To book a slot, get in touch with our Franchise Manager James Read on 0845 875 0035 or email franchise@pestcontrol.co.uk.