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Why a
Critter Control Franchise?

Critter Control's business advantages are many — including a distinctive and easily recognized brand name, a top-ranked web presence, qualified and certified personnel, mentor...

Is a Franchise Right for You?

Unlike a job where you build someone else's business, by choosing to become a Critter Control franchisee or become a franchise branch manager, you'll have the unique opportunity to build a home-based business and a future for yourself.

What Options Do I Have to Fund My Business

A Critter Control franchise opportunity can be available for as little as $5,000 down. Any balance on the franchise fee can be financed based on your credit rating, or paid down over time at the franchisee’s own discretion. Critter Control is recognized as a "Veteran Friendly Franchisor," and is now offering 100% financing on the initial franchise fees and an equipment package for qualified veterans.*

Other Options:

The Small Business Administration (SBA)

Critter Control is pre-approved for SBA loans, saving time and hassle in obtaining loans that are 80% guaranteed (i.e. the federal government guarantees 80% of the loan to the bank, greatly increasing the odds of approval.) The SBA is a good source for funding. Visit their website for more information: Patriot Express Loans are also offered through the SBA’s network of participating lenders. For more information, visit

The SBA is not your only source for small business loans. State and local economic development agencies as well as numerous nonprofit organizations provide low-interest loans to small business owners who may not qualify for traditional commercial loans.

Home Equity Loan

If you are a homeowner, a home equity loan may be right for you. If you have sufficient equity in your home, a loan on that equity is one of the easiest ways to get the money you need.

Line of Credit

If you have good credit, you may be able to secure a line of credit from a local bank. A line of credit is a rather simple thing to obtain, can either be secured or unsecured, and usually has a low interest rate.

Personal Unsecured Loan

Small loans under $5000 are generally easy to obtain. If you have good credit, most banks will approve you for this type of loan.

Your 401K, IRA, Profit Sharing or Annuity Plan

Programs are available that will allow you to release funds and ‘self-direct’ your 40IK, IRA, Profit Sharing or Annuity Plan assets and make a fresh start in business - without penalties or tax consequences.

Loan from a Relative or Friend

Many people have started businesses this way. They did not have the capital necessary to fund their venture and asked relatives or friends for assistance. While most start-up businesses are risky, you are asking them to invest in a proven franchise system that has been around for over 30-years!

Selling Stocks or Cashing CD's

Selling stocks or cashing in CD's is another viable option to obtain the necessary capital to start a business. With cash in hand from these transactions, you may not have to take out a loan.

*Qualified Veterans

Any honorably discharged or honorably discharged disabled Veteran.

  • Provide a copy of your DD214
  • Successfully pass background and credit checks
  • Maintain 51% ownership