Pest Control Add-On Services– Boost Your Bottom Line

Pest Control Spraying PlantsOverhead costs in the pest control industry continue to be on the rise, and it’s affecting our bottom line. The increasing prices of insecticides alone are digging into already low profit margins. Some pest control companies are looking to add-on services to help boost these margins and grow their businesses.

Here are the most common add-on services used pest control companies today:

  • Wildlife control and relocation
  • Odor control
  • Rodent proofing
  • Mosquito control
  • Mold remediation
  • “Honey do” services
  • Pool care
  • Lawn care
  • HVAC
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Junk removal services


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Why Pest Control Companies Offer Add-On Services

  • Profitable
  • Services can be set up on routes
  • One-stop shopping for customers
  • Maximize average revenue per customer
  • The pest control business model can be applied to several services
  • Builds the value of a company by maximizing recurring work
  • Suppliers can cross over into pest control

Challenges to Add-On Services

  • New fixed costs like equipment
  • Seasonal
  • Additional specialized employee training
  • Additional licensing, fees, and regulations

There are many different dynamics to explore before choosing an add-on service for your pest control company. Doing so can help your pest control business grow, but it’s not without its challenges. If you are a pest control operator, take a closer look at your business model and see if your business can benefit by offering an add-on service.

Has your pest control company had any success with ad-on services? I’d love to here from you!



Anthony Ball is a Content Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in nine states, including thirteen major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common pests like ants, roaches, crickets and spiders; the company's differentiating aspect is great personalized service. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems.

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