So you have thought about starting your own pest control business and you are wondering if you have what it takes to be a professional. Well it's not as easy as filing the proper paper work and slapping a magnetic sign to your truck. There is so much that has to be learned in the field like chemicals, insects, local and federal laws, etc. Don't get me wrong, anyone can order the material from the Dept. of Agriculture and study what is nessassary to obtain your license. Once you have your licnese you need to apply for insurance and fill out the paper work for the state and bam, you are in business. I would not reccomend this path though, not unless you are truly dedicated to learning the trade. Maybe apply for a position with a pest control company first and then start the business.
Some things to think about would be do you wnat to specialize in just general pests, termites, wild life control, bed bug work, or all of the above? They are all good revenue streams, but again, it take learning.
Pest control is one of those businesses that is relative easy to start for a one man entreprenuer, but do ti the right way and you will be as successful as you want to be.