Mainely Ticks Franchise Development, based in Windham, Maine, is offering a franchise opportunity to protect people, pets and properties with a personal, professional and effective tick management program centered around education and awareness. The company, which also offers mosquito control services, is led by Bob and Barb Maurais.
“Our job is not to simply treat to protect one’s property,” said President Bob Maurais. “Our job is to teach to better protect one’s community.”
Over the past 25 years, reports of Lyme disease have increased steadily with estimated annual cases now exceeding 300,000, according to Mainely Ticks. Researchers and health care practitioners continue to discover tick-borne illnesses associated with tick bites.
The approximate investment for a standard territory is $60,000 to $100,000 with an initial franchise fee of $24,000. Discount opportunities are available for current pest, lawn care or landscape companies, similar tick and mosquito businesses, teachers and U.S. veterans.
One Mainely Ticks affiliate that has been in business for 14 years enjoys routine double-digit growth and commands more than 90 percent recurring revenue year after year with compact neighborhood and community route densities. The average customer is contracted for 3.2 applications per year with an average cost per treatment of $189.