Abate Pest Management

A Management Franchise in Pest Control

Pest control is a major global services industry – It is estimated there are 40,000 pest control companies worldwide, generating sales of around £14bn per annum.


Who else wants a Management franchise in a sector that’s growing every year, with estimated worldwide sales of £14 billion?


Operating in a sector with ever increasing demand, and requiring more technical solutions that are environmentally friendly. One where the barriers to entry are high for new entrants helping make the business future proof too.


The sector is increasingly dominated by large global players, and this creates opportunities for smaller, more service orientated local firms to take market share. Which is exactly what we do.


We are talking about Pest Control, and working with Abate Pest Management Services to establish your own business in areas throughout the UK.


Abate has been operating in the East of England for over 20 years, and runs a highly successful business offering the highest standard of care to both domestic and commercial clients, including some household names.


Rather than focus purely on organic growth, we want to work with a small select group of business people looking to get into this lucrative market.


Domestic customers are easy to service, with high margins and are very good for cashflow.


Commercial customers provide great long term security as we work on rolling contracts and of course, higher value solutions too.


We will help you recruit qualified technicians to do the actual pest control work.


Your role is to market and sell the services in your designated and exclusive area.


All with our unqualified support.

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Abate Services:

  • Rodent Control
  • Bird Control
  • Insect Control
  • Fly Screens
  • Electronic Fly Units
  • Woodworm Treatment
  • Specialist Hygiene Services

A Pest Control Franchise in a UK Growth Market

Now in its 20th year of operations, Abate Pest Management Services has developed into a very successful business. We are a full servicing member of the BPCA, have gained CEPA, CHAS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and SafeContractor.


With enquiries from national companies being generated through referrals from all corners of the country, there is a fantastic opportunity to develop throughout the UK. Therefore, we are looking to find likeminded partners to develop this lucrative business through franchising. The franchise includes services for commercial operations (including food grade to BRC compliance), domestic properties, bird proofing projects and woodworm treatments.


An Abate franchise can be worked from home or from a small industrial unit. The franchise comes with various options including a complete turnkey solution allowing you to start earning money at the earliest opportunity.


The franchise is ideal for someone who is looking for a management franchise or someone who is already in pest control and wants to take their business or skills to a new level, with all the benefits of operating under a single brand with multi certifications and accreditations. It’s also ideal for facilities management companies, who operate in soft services and want to add pest control to their portfolio. 



Why Abate Pest Management? So Many Benefits

Fully Accredited

Work under our accreditations and certifications – CEPA, BPCA, SafeContractor and CHAS, which means you will be taken seriously by larger corporate clients for 

contracts and projects, differentiating yourself from your competitors.   Armed with these qualifications, it will lead to contract and project work which is higher in value and of course delivers regular income.


Marketing In Your Area From Day 1

You will hit the ground running as we provide social media activity and Google Paid Adverts, which means that you will pick up ad hoc domestic work very quickly – we know what works, as we do the same!

High Professional Standard

Everything is provided for you to a high professional standard, which means that it will save you time, piggy back on our reputation and be consistent with our brand, which has been built over 20 years.

Our Brand - Your Company

You will look the part straightaway – with an Abate uniform, all the marketing literature you could possibly need (designed by a marketing guru who works in pest control) to include a fully functioning local website – which means that you will pick up work quickly, leading to positive cashflow.

We Can Take Care Of Your Administration

We take care of as much of your administration as we can – we answer your calls if you need us to, issue invoices and even pay you ourselves, which means that you will have more time to devote to building your business, and less time spent on wasteful admin.

What's Included In The Franchise Package?

What’s included with the initial investment:

  • Franchise Licence and rights to use the brand name and trademark in your area
  • Exclusive territory for an agreed geographic area
  • Tapping into the successful brand, accreditations and industry experience
  • Franchise operations manual
  • Technical manuals telling you how to treat every pest you will encounter
  • Initial franchise management training course
  • 60 hours online leaning plus a week-long residential RSPH Level 2 pest control course (if needed)
  • Ongoing operational, technical, sales and marketing support
  • Centralised administration including invoicing, credit control and telephone answering
  • Staff recruitment assistance, when you are ready to recruit
  • Initial uniform, equipment, pesticides and vehicle branding
  • Initial stocks of business cards, letterheads, marketing materials etc
  • Initial 6 months local paid marketing campaigns with ongoing options
  • Multi page website just for your business plus social media sites

Total investment required £27,500 plus VAT.

Abate has excellent relationships with the major banks and other lenders to help with the financial support of starting up. Natwest will fund up to 70% and Lloyds 65% (subject to status).

Our team is highly experienced and qualified in pest control, business acumen, sales and marketing. We invest this experience in training and guide our franchisees through the rigours of starting an excellent business to become members of the Abate Franchise ‘Family’. The key to success in any franchise is support – which we offer in abundance.  

Abate Franchise – Our Team

Our extensive and unique training programme ensures that, apart from qualifying as a Pest Technician, they will also learn all aspects of running a successful Abate Franchise. They attend an intensive tailored training course as well as receiving practical hands-on training with each franchisee in their own territory once their business is launched.


No previous experience is required as the comprehensive training will ensure that within a short period of time you will be in a position to run your own Abate Franchise knowing that you have a dedicated team in the background ready and willing to help and support you. 


The only restriction is the limit of your imagination, motivation and desire to succeed. Every franchisee, as part of the package, will receive for reference our operations manual covering all aspects of the business.


Abate Franchise – Training

The business has developed standard operating processes, method statements, is triple ISO accredited, has CHAS and Safe Contractor status and is a member of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association). In addition, Abate operates to BRC, M&S, Tesco food standards, SALSA, Soil Association, Organic and Red Tractor which allows the business to work in food grade operations. The result means the company can be trusted to deliver a high quality of service which is demonstrated through client retention and new client acquisition. 

Quality Standards

Pest Control Is More Than Rats And Mice!

Customers can access pest control services through different levels with service grades purchased based on different customer types.


Standard Contracts – The customer will receive several pest control visits each year. This is typically 6-8 times to coincide with the breeding cycle of rats and mice. This service is ideal for schools, hotels, pubs, restaurants, care homes and retail outlets.


Advanced Contracts – Mainly for businesses that are in the food chain, such as manufacturing plants, labelling factories and distribution warehouses. These sites have a visit each month and additional surveys to satisfy environmental laws and compliance.


Ad Hoc Work – This job work comes in from commercial premises that don’t have a defined visit schedule in place or directly from a residential customer. It’s the reactive part of the business where pests are already evident such as rats, mice, wasps, fleas or woodworm and the customer needs them eradicated at the earliest opportunity! Other ad hoc work includes bird proofing where Abate has a number of solutions including spiking, netting and laser systems.


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