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Critter Control Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#497
At a Glance

Products & Services: Wildlife management

Number of Locations: 115

Total Investment: $25.1K - $85.4K

Founded: 1983

Began Franchising: 1987

About Critter Control Inc.

While working as a chimney cleaner in 1982, Kevin Clark was often asked to remove animals from chimneys. Seeing the need for such services, Clark formed Clark's Critter Control to remove animals from chimneys, attics, decks and other areas for home owners and businesses. Critter Control began franchising in 1987.

Today Critter Control franchisees provide environmentally-sound wildlife and pest management solutions. The company also specializes in pest and animal exclusion services, animal and pest damage repair, attic restoration and insulation. In 2011, the company introduced Critter Control Home Services, offering environmentally-safe roof, patio and siding cleaning services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 113 2 0 0
2013 108 2 0 0
2012 120 2 0 1
2011 113 2 0 3
2010 114 2 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $25,125 - $85,375
Franchise Fee: $11,000 - $47,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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Accounts Receivable
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At existing franchise locations : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Sporting event sponsorship

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #497 (2014), #397 (2012), #408 (2011), #271 (2010),
Low-Cost: #94 (2014), #86 (2012), #95 (2011), #65 (2010),
Top Home-Based: #77 (2010),