Skedaddle has been the pioneer and leader of humane wildlife control since 1989. Wildlife removal has not changed much in the past 32 years, it is still an industry where 95% of companies are one-man operations trapping, euthanizing, and separating mothers from their babies as a way to solve customers' wildlife conflicts. At Skedaddle, our objective is to provide homeowners with a permanent solution that includes humane removal, decontamination, and preventative measures that keep homes and families safe from wild animals.

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Skedaddle Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Skedaddle has been the pioneer and leader of humane wildlife control since 1989. Our objective is to provide homeowners with a permanent solution that includes humane removal, decontamination, and preventative measures that keep homes and families safe from wild animals. As one of Canada's largest wildlife removal companies with over 32 years in this industry, we are starting to break into the U.S. market with a franchise opportunity that is not only unique and humane but generates strong revenues. The intent of our franchise is to allow Owners to feel good about the work they are doing while leading a balanced and fulfilled life!

Company Details

Established: 1989
First Unit Franchised: 2013
Franchised Units: 14
Company Owned Units: 23
States Registered In: All except HI, ND, SD, CA
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Skedaddle

Training: Our initial training program takes place at our headquarters in Ancaster, Ontario, and includes 31 hours in a classroom and 42 hours of on-the-job training. Owners will learn about marketing, accounting, admin tasks, supplier relationships, reporting, our sales process, the technical aspects of wildlife removal, pest control, attic restoration, and holiday decor. Training is primarily hosted by our Chief Operating Officer, Barry Dowd, CEO & Founder Bill Dowd, and Director of Technical Services Corey Lewis.

Ongoing Support: With over 33 years in the industry, there is not a situation we haven't exerienced allowing our suuport team to always be a call away for assistance on specific issues. We also offer Franchise Owners top-of-the-line tenchnology, online learning content, and a corporate call center to support them in running the day-to-day aspects of their business.

Marketing: The corporate team assists Franchise Owners in creating a location-specific website and maintaining ongoing SEO. We assist Owners with launching Google Adwords and creating content that can be shared to help promote their business. We also help to obtain and wrap the Franchise Owner's vehicle(s), which is a highly cost-effective method of outdoor advertising. Networking plays a big part in obtaining a strong customer base so we help Owners partner with local humane societies. Humane societies recieve over 12,000 calls a year for services that are then referred to Skedaddle! 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Skedaddle Franchise.

What does a Skedaddle Franchise Cost?

Skedaddle franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $125,000
Total Investment: $89,600 - $238,600
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 6.50%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 2
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: No

Semi-Absentee Ownership: Yes

Home-Based: Yes
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes, 10%

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

No. Skedaddle is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Skedaddle a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Skedaddle is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Skedaddle Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Skedaddle a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Skedaddle is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Skedaddle Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Skedaddle franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Skedaddle Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Skedaddle franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Skedaddle Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Skedaddle franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Skedaddle Looking for International franchisees?

No. Skedaddle franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

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

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pest Control, Miscellaneous & Unique, Home Services, Green & Eco Friendly, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Skedaddle Franchises for Sale

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