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Self employed pest control help.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by sharpshooterpete, Sep 8, 2014.

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    Afternoon all,

    I was wondering if there are any self employed pest controllers on AGF? I ask because owning my own pest control business is something i would like to do once i leave the forces and i would just like to hear how you found it starting up. Before i joined the Army i had a bit of experience working with a friend who owns his own business and i would say i gained a fair amount of knowledge on how things are conducted. The thing that i worry about, is one day leaving my secure job and having the business fail and im left struggling to keep my head above water.

    Is it better off to start out working with the big dogs of the industry gaining more knowledge and experience then start mine on the side?

    How long did it take you to fully establish your business and make a decent enough living from it?

    how much do you spend on advertising?

    Is it worth doing the extra courses such as 'bed bug control courses' and '5 day fumigation course'? I hear that most courses have no practical testing and is all written theory testing so i can't see me gaining much experience from doing these or are they a must do because of the chemicals being used.

    Any help or information would be much appreciated.

    Atb,

    Pete.
     

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