Skedaddle - Franchise

Quick Franchise Summary

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.

Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2022

Minimum Cash Required $100,000
Net Worth Required $200,000
Total Investment $89,000 - $132,600
Franchise Fee $49,500 - $144,500
Financing Assistance 3rd Party
# of Existing Units 22
Training & Support Yes
Military/Veteran Promotion Yes
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We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
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  • CO
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  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
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  • IN
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  • LA
  • MA
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  • MN
  • MO
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  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
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  • SC
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  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
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  • WV
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Skedaddle - Franchise

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.


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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