The ohDEER franchise is a leading all-natural deer, tick and mosquito control business. Founded in 2006 by Kurt and Colleen Upham, the brand specializes in all-natural products designed to address outdoor pest challenges. The brand began franchising in 2014 and has 14 locations spanning across Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia. The ideal candidate is dedicated and hardworking. In terms of the initial franchise investment, it ranges between $116,280 - $143,542, including a franchisee fee of $49,500. To incentivize veteran ownership, they are given 10% off the initial franchise fee. Royalty fees are 8% of total revenue. No prior experience is required to run the business successfully. 


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ohDEER Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Did you know that tick born illness have more than doubled in the last decade? Thirty percent of mosquito consumers are looking for a natural solution and this number grows annually, showcasing the increase in demand for enviornmentally-friendly solutions. That's where tick franchises like ohDEER come in. The ohDEER franchise is a leading all-natural deer, tick and mosquito control business. Founded in 2006 by Kurt and Colleen Upham, the brand specializes in all-natural products designed to address outdoor pest challenges. The brand began franchising in 2014 and has 14 locations spanning across Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia. ohDEER franchisees retain 92% of their customers, which gives them recurring revenue that comes back every season. The franchisor offers discounts and financing that make the upfront costs lower so you have more to invest in your business.
Franchise owners benefit from experienced leadership and support. You'll be supported in terms of marketing support, a robust training system, software support, bookkeeping, and more. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between $116,280-$143,542, which includes an initial franchise fee of $49,500. To incentivize veteran ownership, they receive a 10% discount on the franchise fee. The Massachusetts-based business is a member of the International Franchise Association's VetFran Program, which helps military members transition to business ownership. Royalty fees are 8% of total sales. Qualified candidates are passionate about customer service and have a net worth of at least $50,000 - $250,000 and need at least $50,000 - $100,000 in cash and other liquid assets. The pest control brand offers absentee and home-based opportunities as well exclusive territories. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Wayland, MA 01776
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: Yes
Locations: 14
Founded: 2007
First franchise: 2013 
Home-based/mobile: Yes
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By ohDEER

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that covers everything you need to know about running the business. This includes marketing and advertising, hiring, and more. The support and training will be ongoing throughout the entirety of the franchise agreement.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a ohDEER Franchise.

What does a ohDEER Franchise Cost?

ohDEER franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Requirement: $50,000 - $100,000
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Initial Franchise Fee: $49,500
Initial Investment: $116,280 - $143,542
Net Worth Requirement: $50,000 - $250,000
Royalty fee: 8%

Is ohDEER a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. ohDEER is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is ohDEER a Home Based franchise?

Yes. ohDEER is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do ohDEER Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much ohDEER franchisees make. ohDEER offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does ohDEER Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. ohDEER franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is ohDEER Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. ohDEER franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is ohDEER Looking for International franchisees?

No. ohDEER franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see ohDEER's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Green & Eco Friendly, Pest Control, Non Food Franchises

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Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


ohDEER Franchises for Sale

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