Green Man Exterminator Franchise Futurizes Pest Control
TOBYHANNA, Pa., May 17, 2021 ̶ Green Man Exterminator, in northeastern Pennsylvania, is wiping out bugs and competitors with an eco-friendly concept that’s netting investors. With its green pest control services, this Tobyhanna company is leaving the door of franchise opportunity wide open for investors to fly in and feed on the moneymaker.
“Anybody that opens a Green Man will be a millionaire,” states CEO John Smith, who is licensed by Pennsylvania’s Game Commission and Department of Agriculture.
That’s a smart business investment considering a person can start a Green Man Exterminator franchise with about $25,000. According to IBISWorld statistics, there are about 30,000 businesses in the $17 billion U.S. pest control market.
In operation for 12 years, Green Man Exterminator doesn’t exterminate insects with harsh chemicals or kill captured creatures. Alternatively, Smith uses botanicals to control pesky insects, and he returns trapped animals back to the wild. His targets include bed bugs, fleas, flies, hornets, mosquitoes, moles and rats at residential and commercial properties.
“No chemicals,” he stressed. “That is one of our rules. We never use chemicals.”
Green Man is one of more than a dozen exterminators servicing the Poconos. Only a handful of them use organic ingredients for pest removal. Green Man’s pest control sprays are edible and includes lemongrass, peppermint, cinnamon and peanut butter.
The business lures swarms of customers with people- and pet-safe bug control. In fact, Green Man receives service requests come from all over the country, although it only serves northeastern Pennsylvania. Currently, the company has a two-week waiting list for services.
“No one wants the chemicals, so they call us,” Smith said. “Green really does outperform any chemicals.”
Outperforming competitors is the business’s winning strategy. Strategically, it has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award consecutively since 2012. To qualify, candidates must maintain exceptional customer ratings to receive this award. Last year, the company maintained five-star ratings in punctuality, professionalism, price, quality and responsiveness.
Green Man may be a hard act to follow for interested business owners. However, if buyers emulate the owner’s green commitment, they can sting the pest control market in other targeted areas of the country.
“You need to have a passion about doing the right thing for our environment, country and the planet,” Smith said. “You can’t buy a Green Man and spray chemicals. It’s the future of pest control; it’s sustainable.”