The Top 5 Reason Why You Should Start Your Own Pest Control and Carpet Cleaning Business

The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Pest Control & Carpet Cleaning Business

Have you often thought about turning your expertise and know-how for pest control and carpet cleaning into a full-time business?

Over the past 25 years, we’ve worked with many individuals starting up their own business, and we’re frequently asked the same question:

“What are the benefits of starting my own pest control and carpet cleaning business?”

There are too many benefits to list, and everyone has different things that are important to them, but fundamentally it comes down to flexibility, being in control and the potential for growth.

Did you know that the worldwide pest control industry is going from strength to strength? Quite simply it’s because there are more pests around. It’s a critical service offering, effectively essential in eliminating potentially harmful insects, rodents and mites from the environment. This is a great industry to be in.

Perhaps you currently work for someone else as a pest control technician or carpet cleaner and believe you could do it better or have more to offer or want to expand your skills and knowledge.
Maybe you’re spending long hours working for an average wage, you’re not seeing enough of your family and friends or you’re feeling unmotivated by your current boss and just know that you have more to offer. Here is the opportunity to turn your knowledge for pest control and carpet cleaning into a full-time, profitable business.

Operating your own pest control and carpet cleaning business has many advantages. We’ve listed what we’ve found are the top 5 reasons people have started a pest control or carpet cleaning business with James’ Home Services below.

But the feedback we most often get is:

“I feel like I’m making a difference.”

Let’s look at the top 5 reasons we’ve seen over the last 25 years.

 Environmental Changes is Creating Demand

Over the past 25 years, a key reason we’ve found that people want to start their own pest control and carpet cleaning business is that they want to be in an industry that offers longevity and has excellent potential for growth.

The changing environmental conditions have created more pests. This is in part due to certain breeds showing unusual migration patterns and the impact of both human made and natural factors, such as extremes in hot or cold weather. Pests are not going away anytime soon; people are always going to have pests and allergens in their homes. Pest problems do not go away when the economy takes a downturn.

Along with this, there is an increase in allergens in the air, meaning it’s important for people who are prone to allergic reactions to keep clean and mite-free carpets.

Both businesses and households alike are now investing more expenditure in pest maintenance services and carpet cleaning to reduce pests, mites and airborne allergens.

Many new carpet manufacturers require carpets to be professionally cleaned on a regular basis to maintain their warranty and keep them hygienic, so there is a strong incentive for businesses and households to maintain their carpets. In a nutshell, as long as new houses are being built and people are installing new carpets, there will be a demand for professional carpet cleaning services.

James’ Home Services have helped many people like you in setting up their franchises. Because of the growth in demand, there is also the opportunity to scale up quickly. Entering into a market which has a demonstrated level of demand presents opportunities for scalability – it’s only limited by how much you want to grow, learn and expand your skills.

It’s a highly skilled Job

Pest control services and carpet cleaning are professional services that not just your average Joe can do. It’s a specialised task that households need to outsource to someone else. As a result, the need for this type of business is never going away. It’s not easy to replicate and requires training and the right equipment – meaning when you’ve set up your business you’ll have confidence in knowing you’ve got the support you need to make your business a success.

It’s a Lucrative Industry Where You Can Earn Good Money

Due to the growing nature of the industry and the skill required to run this type of business, there is potential to earn a pretty serious income. Pest control and carpet cleaning services are needed on a regular basis, making this type of business perpetual and ongoing.

Over the last 25 years of running James’ Home Services, one of the biggest reasons people want to start their own pest control or carpet cleaning business is to generate more income. Many of our franchisees have previously worked within the industry but felt it was time for them to branch out on their own.

They felt unmotivated turning up to a job every day where, regardless of how hard they worked, there was only so much they could earn. They could only make what their boss was willing to pay them, and they often felt limited for opportunities and growth.

Their employer, on the other hand, continued to earn a handsome profit from their work too – money that they couldn’t get their hands on as an employee, no matter how hard they worked.

Does this sound like you? Is your income always controlled by someone else?

Working for yourself, you get to be in charge. You set your prices, manage your own schedule and pick which jobs you want to take on. How much you earn is down to how much you’re willing to work. And as the owner, you get to keep all the money, including that profit your old boss used to keep.

You can increase your income further by growing your pest control or carpet cleaning business into other services and employing other people to work for you. Then you can start to earn money from your team as well. We have plenty of franchisees who’ve built teams of pest controllers and carpet cleaners into multi-van operations or have expanded into areas such as timber treatments etc.

Your efforts, energy and passion for your work will directly relate to how much money you earn.

Reduce your tax

Not only that, but having your own business can help you save money on tax and increase your income even further, including the ability to have your business pay for your travel, phones, internet, home office costs or car repayments.

Having your own pest control and carpet cleaning business can dramatically increase your income and improve your financial position. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll have to work hard to make it work, but you will be rewarded for your efforts.

With the right guidance and support, you can develop a pest control or carpet cleaning business that will give you the income you’ve dreamed of and enhance the life of you and your family.

You Get to Call The Shots

The beauty of running your own business is that it enables you to provide a more personalised service to your clients and focus on their individual needs.

At James’ Home Services we often hear potential business owners say:

‘I’m sick of working for someone else who doesn’t seem to know what they’re doing.’

Often, they’ve been laid off a few times, or the work is inconsistent, and they then must go and find another job with someone else who doesn’t seem to know what they are doing. In the end, they get sick of working for others and decide to take control of their lives and start their own pest control or carpet cleaning business.

Does this sound like you?

  • Do you wish you could be the boss and run things the way you want to run them?
  • Are you not being acknowledged for the hard work you put in and the service you offer to customers?
  • Is someone else taking all your skills and knowledge to increase THEIR income, not yours?

Having your own business puts you in the driver’s seat. You can manage your hours, find the work/life balance that suits you and, best of all, make your own decisions as to the direction of the business. And because of the nature of this type business, it offers the freedom that only a mobile business can provide. You can easily run your business from home, using a fully equipped vehicle.

Control your schedule

You get complete control over your hours and when you work, and best of all the time and effort you put into working goes directly towards building up your OWN business, not someone else’s.

You can decide what your goals and vision for the business are. Would you like to develop a customer base only for yourself or do you have plans to build up a business with multiple employees and lots of clients? The best thing is that your future is in your hands and you can make your business whatever you want it to be, however it will suit you.

There is nothing quite like the feeling of achievement and satisfaction from knowing you set out to do something and all your effort and hard work has paid off.

 Knowing You’re Working in a Stable Job and that You’re in Control

If you’ve ever gone through periods of inconsistent work or been laid off, you’ll know that feeling of going into work every day and not knowing if you’ll have a job at the end of the day. Being employed by someone means your fate is in their hands, and if they decide to make any changes to the business or don’t have enough work to keep you on, then you might find yourself without a job.

We often get feedback from franchisees that when starting their own business they are pleased to be able to use the James’ Homes Services name from day one, providing instant brand recognition.

Having your own pest control or carpet cleaning business means you’re not dependent on anyone except YOU for your income. Your job is as secure as your business. You don’t have to worry about someone else deciding to let you go. As you increase your skills and knowledge, this goes directly towards increasing YOUR business’ potential and reputation.

Growing Industry

Building your own business also provides security for you and your family. Due to the nature of the industry, there will be ongoing demand. When you’re working in your own business, you have a sense of ease knowing you are in control, that both you and your partner have secure jobs and that in the future you can employ your children or other family members. Or you might even have ambitions of building up a business you can pass on to them.

You Get To Be The Expert and Help People

The changing nature of the pest control and carpet cleaning business means that as a business owner you’ll always be up to date on the latest industry developments. As you expand and increase your knowledge, this knowledge stays with you.

  Specialising in one industry means you’ll become an expert at it, forcing yourself to learn. While it can be tough in the beginning and takes time, it pays off in spades!! These skills become invaluable thoughtout your life.

Has anyone ever told you that you couldn’t do it, or running your own business is too hard? What they aren’t telling you is that there is nothing quite like the sense of achievement from building and managing your own business. The sense of accomplishment from knowing you set yourself a target and you’ve built a business to where you want it to be is second to none.

You’ll have something that you are recognised for and see all that determination and hard work pay off. There are numerous skills from running your own business that will help you in other facets of your life, such as expert knowledge, risk-taking and confidence to lead, just to name a few.

Without getting get too carried away, this is your opportunity to carve out your little piece of the world and make an immediate difference to someone’s life. The impact could be as small as the look and feel of freshly cleaned carpets or as big as eradicating annoying pests from someone’s home or helping people with high sensitivity to allergens.

Being an expert in the pest control and carpet cleaning industry and demonstrating hard work and commitment can produce a great outcome. People respond positively to others who have the courage to run a successful business.

Ready to Get Started?


James’ Home Services is a network of home service franchisees. We’ve been in the cleaning industry for over 25 years and have a team of hundreds of successful cleaning franchisees all over Australia.

If you’d like to find out more about starting your own Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control business with James’ Home Services, then either:

  • Click here to find out what support you get as a James’ Home Services franchisee  
  • Click here or call 1800 152 637 to book a free discovery session with one of our experienced regional franchisor 

Or alternatively, if you’d like to learn about starting your own Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control business, then
click here to download our free guide called: The 7 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control Business.


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