Franchise System Growth

Critter Control added 10 new franchise locations in 2019 (the largest system growth since 2007) and an additional 6 units in 2020, 12 in 2021 and 9 in 2022, bringing the franchise system's total footprint to 86 locations nationwide, with more to come.

In 2020, Critter Control welcomed locations in Wilmington, NC, Southern Utah, West Central Wisconsin, Columbia, SC, Boston, MA and Roanoke, VA, bringing the franchise system's total footprint to 79 locations nationwide, with more to come.

The company's main priority is to support franchise owner success. "The addition of these markets should reassure our franchise family of our commitment to the Critter Control brand," said Jeff Campbell, Vice President.

Given the growth of the industry, Critter Control predicts more growth in the years ahead. "The wildlife removal industry is growing at an incredible rate," said Joe Felegi, General Manager.  "We have a thriving business model which is attracting business-minded professionals who are looking to invest in a solid concept and are planning for continued growth with over 100 potential markets in the U.S. and Canada," said Felegi.

Founded in 1983, Critter Control is America's largest wildlife nuisance company focused on the most humane methods of removal and thorough exclusion work. Atlanta-based Critter Control is an industry leader in nuisance wildlife including rodents, raccoons, bats, birds, and more. The company operates franchises and corporate-owned locations in more than 100 markets throughout the United States. Learn more about Critter Control at