Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Franchise

Humane Wildlife Control

Skedaddle is a unique franchise opportunity with HUGE profit potential for Owners who want to help wildlife and humans with a home-based, low-overhead business. Skedaddle is North America’s #1 humane wildlife control franchise company and has been a pioneer in the industry since 1989. 


Why choose us?

Here are the top 6 reasons why you should own a Skedaddle franchise right now: 

  • Amazing profit potential: With a low initial investment and low overhead, we had a record year in 2020 - and the investment starts at just $89k! 

  • Our humane approach: Unlike 95% of the wildlife control industry, Skedaddle never uses traps or kills animals. We focus on sealing the home and preventing a repeat incident.

  • Little competition: Very few companies focus on wildlife control specifically, and even fewer focus on HUMANE wildlife control. Most companies out there are one-person exterminator operations. 

  • No need to handle wildlife unless you want to: If you want to take part in this lucrative investment but don’t love the idea of handling wildlife, you can hire a trusted manager while you focus on growing the business as a semi-absentee Owner. 

  • Year-round business, multiple revenue streams: Wildlife removal is the main revenue stream, which lends itself nicely to other year-round services like attic restoration, pest control, and holiday light decorating. 

  • Easy to build an empire: No brick-and-mortar space required! Because of the low investment and low overhead, you can scale from a 1-van business to a fleet of 10+ easily! 

How do we do it?

We never use bait or traps to remove animals. 

  • We use hands-on removal, no traps 

  • We physically take babies out of the home and reunite them with their mother 

  • Our proprietary baby box keeps babies warm and safe until their mother can get them and take them to a new den 

We focus on reinforcing customer homes so the wildlife can never re-enter.

  • After 30+ years in business, we’re confident enough to give a lifetime guarantee

  • We don’t relocate animals away from the urban setting where they were found 

  • Animals will find dens in other homes (but not the ones we’ve reinforced!)


1981 - Bill Dowd is drafted to the Stanley Cup Champion New York Islanders, where he goes on to have a career for the next 3 years.

1985 - Like many professional athletes, Bill finds himself in search of his next career; he goes back to college and finds his calling - to pursue his passion for wildlife.   

1989 - After witnessing and learning about the cruel, unethical, and ineffective practices in the wildlife control industry, Bill founds his own humane wildlife control company.  

2013 - The company is rebranded as Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, and the first franchise was awarded in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

2016 - Skedaddle grows to over 20 locations in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. 

2017 - As one of the largest wildlife companies in Canada, Skedaddle decides to try their time-tested model in the United States. 

Present - After the first U.S. franchise in Milwaukee became a huge success, Skedaddle starts awarding franchises nationwide! 


Industry Facts

  • Skedaddle operates within the enormous $380 billion home improvement industry which is expected to reach $454.6 billion by 2023.

  • Home improvement spending nationwide has grown at almost double the rate of the rest of the retail sector.

  • The wildlife and pest control industry is valued at $17.4 billion and has grown 5.2% annually since 2015.


Ideal Candidate


Are YOU Skedaddle Material?

  • Are you a sales-oriented individual with a strong management background?

  • Are you enthusiastic and customer-service oriented?

  • Do you possess a growth mindset and a drive to build an empire in your community?

If so, we want YOU to help us take Skedaddle across America!

USA all states except 

Hawaii, North and South Dakota.

It's time to give yourself permission to build your days around what's important to you! You're in Control!
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How much does it cost to open a Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Franchise?

The investment required to open a Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Franchise is between $89,000-$132,600. There is an initial franchise fee of $49,600 which grants you the license to run a business under the Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control name.

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When did the first Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control open? 1989
When did Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control start Franchising? 2013

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control

1288 Osprey Dr
Ancaster, ON
L9G 4V5


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