Price For Profit

Monday June 18, 2012


Mr Pest Control


I have been in the industry for 5 years and about 6 months ago I started my own company in general pest. I only have about 12 clients residential and one commercial restaurant. Today I had a fire dept call and ask me to make a bid. I don't want to come in too high or too low, so any suggestions?

jeff, AZ

Mr Pest Control


You really can't have a cookie cutter approach to pricing your work, meaning there should never be one set price for flea control, roach control, ant control, etc. There are just too many variables that can affect whether or not you are able to make a profit on a particular job, and in this case I see at least 3 important  variables to consider. These would be the kind of pest problem they are having, whether this is a "one shot' service or a potential regular account, and the fact that it is a fire station. I know that in some or most states fire stations can NOT close, and this will definitely be a factor when you select the product to use within or outsi... Read more

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