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Greater Tampa Area Identified as the Next Target for Pestmaster Franchise Expansion

The pest management concept will thrive in Tampa’s incredibly pest-friendly climate.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 8:08AM 02/17/23

After over two decades of success in the state, Pestmaster, the 60-plus-unit pest management concept, is pursuing additional growth in Tampa, Florida. The brand has identified 10 available territories in the greater Tampa area.

“Florida, in general, has seen a lot of success for us,” explained Kieran Scott, President of Growth Brands. “We operate in Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, Miami, Palm Beach County, Lake City and more. There’s existing brand awareness, and the climate is very conducive to pest pressure. There’s activity year-round; in Florida, this won’t be a business that you shut down over the winter months.”

With multiple Pestmaster locations across Florida, franchise owners who choose to establish businesses in the greater Tampa area will enjoy strong brand awareness, which can be a key driver in the success of a concept. Entering a market in which the brand is already well-known allows franchise owners to begin servicing clients even sooner, securing a return on their investment more quickly than they would otherwise.

A primary appeal of the Tampa market is the climate. Because Florida is hot and humid for the majority of the year, it is an incredibly pest-friendly environment. Because of this, many customers will engage in year-round pest management services. However, during small dips in demand associated with cooler months, franchise owners have an opportunity to leverage government contracts.

“Even during times of lower pest pressure, government contract work is always there,” he explained. “The federal government mandates year-round pest control, so Tampa area franchise owners have an opportunity to secure contracts that will follow them through the entire year at a number of military bases in the area.”

After a year of major advancements within the brand, Scott says there has never been a better time to invest in Pestmaster. Over the past year, Pestmaster underwent a visual transformation, conducted a major overhaul of its customer-facing website and implemented updated best practices for franchise owners.

“There’s never been a more exciting time to look at buying Pestmaster. We’ve done so much work over the past year on revamping the brand and website and implementing best practices for franchise owners,” Scott explained. “Now’s the time. Even though there’s a recession, we’re in a recession-resistant industry, and the government loves to infuse small businesses with money. Everything has just lined up perfectly.”

The total investment necessary to begin the operation of a Pestmaster franchised business ranges from $81,600 to $185,800. For more information about franchising with Pestmaster, visit