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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Help homeowners in your community tell local critters to SKEDADDLE! As Canada’s top humane wildlife removal company, Skedaddle has been the pioneer of responsible, humane wildlife control since 1989. We’re looking to partner with like-minded individuals who want to jumpstart a lucrative career doing good for the homeowners (and animals) in their communities. 

Our Mission:

Skedaddle specialists have helped customers reclaim their homes and say goodbye to unwelcome animal guests thanks to our permanent solution that includes humane removal, decontamination, and preventive measures that keep homes and families safe from wild animals.

Why Own a Skedaddle Franchise?

  • Own a scalable, home-based business that does well in virtually every market for an investment starting at just $89K!
  • Not many companies focus on wildlife removal, and even fewer of them do it humanely! Skedaddle is the ONLY franchise that does what we do, meaning more business opportunity for YOU!
  • No matter the state of the economy, there will always be homeowners needing help with unwanted animals. In fact, 2020 was a record sales year for us, since nobody wanted to quarantine with critters!
  • Looking to own a business but don’t want to get your hands dirty? Act as an owner-operator or oversee your Skedaddle business on a semi-absentee basis!
  • Multiple revenue streams, including attic restoration, pest control, and even holiday house decoration ensures steady work for Franchise Owners.
  • Our corporate call center assists with appointment scheduling, customer service queries, and more — leaving you more time to concentrate on growing your business.

How Do We Do It?

While other wildlife removal and pest control companies may claim to use humane practices to responsibly relocate animals, the sad truth is that not many of them follow through on their promises, and families of wild animals get destroyed once they’re out of the customers’ sight. 

That’s where Skedaddle is different! We remove unwanted animals by hand, never using traps, and take care to completely seal the animals’ original entry point so they are unable to return to the dwelling again. When animals are denied access to a den they’ve created, they usually have over 10 other housing options in the same area, meaning that they’ll simply move to a different location with their lives and families intact. Homeowners get to reclaim their space and say goodbye to their unwelcome furry houseguests, and animals get to live their lives in peace with no harm done. Everybody wins!

Skedaddle Does It Differently - Here’s How:

  • Homeowners who call Skedaddle can expect a level of professionalism and customer service that “Chuck In A Truck” just can’t provide.
  • Customers who love animals but just want them out of their attic appreciate our ethical, humane approach to wildlife control.
  • Our Franchise Owners have access to cutting-edge technology like drones and infrared cameras to safely and accurately pinpoint the whereabouts of animals. 
  • We provide homeowners with something our local competitors don’t- a lifetime guarantee! 

The Skedaddle Story:

In 1989, after his career in the NHL minor league came to an end, Bill Dowd found himself looking for his next career. After learning an immense amount about wildlife removal and the current practices in place, Bill founded his own wildlife removal business based on innovative and ethical practices called Humane Wildlife Control, establishing territories in Ottawa and Montreal. 

Bill’s visionary approach to changing the methodology of wildlife control led to adding new services such as attic and insulation remediation, pioneering and implementing mice exclusion, and developing our proprietary “baby box,” a safe, warm shelter for baby wildlife in need of responsible, humane removal with their mothers. Over the next 20+ years, the business continued to grow as Bill moved the company to a commercial office which spearheaded exponential growth.

In 2013, our company was rebranded as Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control and we quickly awarded our first franchise in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As our presence grew, and we became the largest wildlife control company in Canada, we were ready to try our model in the U.S.  

Milwaukee, Wisconsin was the first U.S. franchise we placed in 2017 to test the waters. Due to its outstanding success and growth into Madison Wisconsin, we have now decided to develop and grow our unique, ethical, and highly profitable brand across the United States.

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.

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, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, 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, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington

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

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