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Critter Control Franchise?

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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.


30 Years Ago Detroit metropolitan based chimney sweep Kevin Clark received a call to remove a raccoon from a chimney. The caller said they had phoned all over town to everyone they could think of to help solve their problem, but nobody dealt with marauding wildlife. Clark began calling pest control companies and animal control officers in the metropolitan Detroit area, and confirmed the caller’s predicament. Seizing the opportunity, Clarks' Critter Control was born. Five years later Critter Control, Inc. was incorporated and began franchising the concept in 1987. Wildlife damage complaints in urban areas were increasing all across the United States, and the company added an average of one new office a month over the next decade.

Today, Critter Control is North America's largest wildlife control firm and it is the 17th largest pest control company in the United States, according to Pest Control Technology magazine, which annually ranks the Top 100 companies in the industry.

Clark shares the credit with his franchisees, who've helped grow the business. "We have dedicated people, who are passionate about protecting people, property and wildlife,"
he said. "Franchising was the perfect way to grow the concept and share the dream," he notes, and adds that "it's been extremely satisfying to pioneer an industry, and in the process create over 450 jobs."

Today, we continue to enjoy market dominance and focus much of our efforts on market penetration, advertising and promotion of the Critter Control brand, updating operations manuals, improving our comprehensive training program and adding new products and services that ensure continued growth and profitability.

“61% of the 100 largest metropolitan centers in the U.S. reported that they or their household had a problem with one or more wildlife species during the prior year and suffered a mean loss of $73 in damage.” – Source: M. Conover, Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts

According to Dr. James Armstrong, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service wildlife scientist and Auburn University Professor of Wildlife Sciences, who recently headed up an international team of wildlife biologists studying issues associated with human/animal interactions:

"These types of challenges will emerge as one of the world's major environmental issues within the next few decades."


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