Discover the freedom and flexibility of business ownership with a Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control franchise. The services industry is one of the largest sectors of the economy, and is projected to continue growing. Skedaddle’s environmentally friendly model for wildlife removal, exclusion, and restoration—a widely recognized brand in Canada—is now introducing opportunities for early adopters in the U.S. to get in on this high-growth market.

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What Does a Skedaddle Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Skedaddle, you'll need to have at least $75,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $200,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $89,000 - $132,600. Skedaddle charges a franchise fee of Single: $49,500 2 Territories: $74,500 3 Territories: $99,500. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (10% off franchise fee for Active Duty U.S. Military, U.S. Veterans). *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$75,000
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Net Worth:$200,000
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Total Investment:$89,000 - $132,600
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Franchise Fee:Single: $49,500 2 Territories: $74,500 3 Territories: $99,500
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Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party
Veteran Discount:10% off franchise fee for Active Duty U.S. Military, U.S. Veterans

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:30
Year Founded:1989
Franchising Since:2013

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Skedaddle is a unique franchise opportunity with HUGE profit potential for Owners who want to help wildlife and humans with a home-based, low-overhead business. Skedaddle is North America’s #1 humane wildlife control franchise company and has been a pioneer in the industry since 1989. 

Why Choose Us

Here are the top 6 reasons why you should own a Skedaddle franchise right now: 

  • Amazing profit potential: With a low initial investment and low overhead, we had a record year in 2020 — and the investment starts at just $89k! 
  • Our humane approach: Unlike 95% of the wildlife control industry, Skedaddle never uses traps or kills animals. We focus on sealing the home and preventing a repeat incident.
  • Little competition: Very few companies focus on wildlife control specifically, and even fewer focus on HUMANE wildlife control. Most companies out there are one-person exterminator operations. 
  • No need to handle wildlife unless you want to: If you want to take part in this lucrative investment but don’t love the idea of handling wildlife, you can hire a trusted manager while you focus on growing the business as a semi-absentee Owner. 
  • Year-round business, multiple revenue streams: Wildlife removal is the main revenue stream, which lends itself nicely to other year-round services like attic restoration, pest control, and holiday light decorating. 
  • Easy to build an empire: No brick-and-mortar space required! Because of the low investment and low overhead, you can scale from a 1-van business to a fleet of 10 easily! 

How Do We Do It? 

We never use bait or traps to remove animals. 

  • We use hands-on removal, no traps 
  • We physically take babies out of the home and reunite them with their mother 
  • Our proprietary baby box keeps babies warm and safe until their mother can get them and take them to a new den 

We focus on reinforcing customer homes so the wildlife can never re-enter.

  • After 30 years in business, we’re confident enough to give a lifetime guarantee
  • We don’t relocate animals away from the urban setting where they were found 
  • Animals will find dens in other homes (but not the ones we’ve reinforced!)


1981 - Bill Dowd is drafted to the Stanley Cup Champion New York Islanders, where he goes on to have a career for the next 3 years.

1985 - Like many professional athletes, Bill finds himself in search of his next career; he goes back to college and finds his calling — to pursue his passion for wildlife.   

1989 - After witnessing and learning about the cruel, unethical, and ineffective practices in the wildlife control industry, Bill founds his own humane wildlife control company.  

2013 - The company is rebranded as Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, and the first franchise was awarded in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

2016 - Skedaddle grows to over 20 locations in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. 

2017 - As one of the largest wildlife companies in Canada, Skedaddle decides to try their time-tested model in the United States. 

Present - After the first U.S. franchise in Milwaukee became a huge success, Skedaddle starts awarding franchises nationwide! 

Industry Facts

  • Skedaddle operates within the enormous $380 billion home improvement industry which is expected to reach $454.6 billion by 2023.
  • Home improvement spending nationwide has grown at almost double the rate of the rest of the retail sector.
  • The wildlife and pest control industry is valued at $17.4 billion and has grown 5.2% annually since 2015.

Ideal Candidate

Are YOU Skedaddle Material?

  • Are you a sales-oriented individual with a strong management background?
  • Are you enthusiastic and customer-service oriented?
  • Do you possess a growth mindset and a drive to build an empire in your community?

If so, we want YOU to help us take Skedaddle across America!

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Skedaddle is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $80,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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