Franchise Opportunities

Mainely Ticks Franchise Development offers franchisees the opportunity to protect people, pets and properties with a personal, professional and effective tick management program centered around education and awareness. Our unique business model is holistic, community based – our kinesthetic approach leads to an awareness beyond property treatments, recognizes that as a mobile society, people travel, work and play outside of the confines of the properties that are serviced. As infected ticks expand geographically, the threat to human and companion animal health intensifies, as must our efforts to educate and service entire communities! “Our job is not to simply treat to protect your property” writes Bob Maurais, – “our job is to teach to better protect your community.” Tick Management through Education & Science is more than just our vision statement– it conveys our commitment to educate first! Our community centered franchise model is based on the building blocks of local advocacy and service – people want to do business with a trusted, local provider – our affiliate enjoys routine double-digit growth, and commands better than 90% recurring revenue year-after-year*, with compact and efficient route densities. No need to drive long distances to generate recurring revenue and provide GREAT community-based service!

*These figures are taken from Mainely Ticks’ FDD Item 19 issued September 1, 2018. The figures are based on the performance of our affiliate, which has been in operation for 14 years. There is no assurance you will do as well. See our FDD for important assumptions and qualifiers relating to these figures.

We provide franchise discounts to:

  • Current or retired teachers with at least 5 years teaching experience
  • Honorably discharged Veterans of the US Armed Forces
  • Current landscape/lawn care service provider w/min $50,000 revenue last fiscal year
  • Similar tick and/or mosquito business w/min $50,000 revenue last fiscal year.


Ticks…a Growing Concern

More Ticks in More Places

Why Dedicated Tick Control?

Franchise Opportunities

Lyme Disease – The Numbers

Top 14 States – 2016 Lyme Disease Incidence Rates and Case Counts

It’s More Than Just Lyme

Education & Awareness – A World of Difference

A World of Opportunity

The Investment

Ten Steps to Mainely Ticks Franchise Ownership

Ticks…a Growing Concern

Lyme disease is the most frequently reported vector-borne illness in the United States and is on the rise. In some areas of the United States, as many as 40-70% of blacklegged ticks are infected with the Borellia burgdorferi bacteria. While Lyme disease is endemic in the Northeast and Upper Midwest states, other tick borne diseases, including Babesia, Ehrlicheosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Anaplasmosis are also prevalent in these and other parts of the United States.

More Ticks in More Places

More ticks in more places, in your state, community, neighborhood and yes, your backyard. The reasons behind this increase are complex and involve multiple factors including:

  • Ecological changes, possibly including climate change
  • Shifts in land use patterns
  • An increasing in wildlife populations (especially deer and rodents), and a closer association between humans and wildlife
  • Changes in human behavior that have led to greater exposure risks
  • Improvements in disease diagnosis, surveillance, and reporting practices.

Why Dedicated Tick Control?

95% of vector-borne diseases reported (within U.S. boundaries, excludes territories) in 2016 were tick related, yet Pest Management Professionals have devoted very little attention to these diseases. We regularly see entire issues of pest management magazines devoted to rodents, mosquitoes, ants, cockroaches and bed bugs, yet little attention is given to tick control. Tick species that transmit multiple disease agents are becoming a growing concern to people and companion animals throughout the United States and beyond. Mosquitoes account for merely 5% of vector-borne diseases!


Cases of nationally notifiable vector-borne diseases reported in the U.S., 2016. N=51,254 cases. Source: CDC

Franchise Opportunities

Mainely Ticks Franchise Development offers franchisees the opportunity to protect people, pets and properties with a personal, professional and effective tick management program centered around education and awareness. Our business model is holistic & community based – our kinesthetic approach leads to an awareness beyond property treatments, recognizes that as a mobile society, people travel, work and play outside of the confines of the properties that are serviced. As infected ticks expand geographically, the threat to human and companion animal health intensifies, as must our efforts to educate and service entire communities! “Our job is not to simply treat to protect your property” states Bob Maurais, President of Mainely Ticks Franchise Development, “our job is to teach to better protect your community.”

The foundation of our unique community centered franchise model is based on local advocacy and service – people want to do business with a trusted, local provider. The 14-year history of our affiliate reveals this. For 2017:

  • 1,135 customers contracted for 3,683 applications.
  • The average customer (over 90% recurring year-to-year) contracted for 3.2 applications/year, with an average cost/treatment of $189.
  • Average 18% increase in revenue the last three years, 2015-2017.
  • 2017 advertising budget - $7,400.00. Current customers are our best advocates!

These figures above are taken from Mainely Ticks’ FDD Item 19 issued September 1, 2018. The figures are based on the performance of our affiliate, which has been in operation for 14 years. There is no assurance you will do as well. See our FDD for important assumptions and qualifiers relating to these figures.


  • Compact territory - Over 70% of our affiliate’s York county customer base lives within a 12 mile driving radius of the home location in Wells, Maine, which was also the site of the first educational seminar. No need to drive long distances in order to generate recurring revenue and provide GREAT service! Specializing in local - community based services!

Lyme Disease - The Numbers


The number of confirmed human cases in the United States has been growing steadily since Lyme disease case definitions were first published in 1995. The graph displays the number of reported cases of Lyme disease from 1996 through 2016. In 2013, the CDC confirmed that the total number of cases is likely underreported by a factor of 10, thus yielding over 300,000 probable cases each year.


To put these numbers in prospective, consider the following:

  • 95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported from just 14 states in 2015.
  • Lyme disease was the 6th most common Nationally Notifiable disease in 2015, and the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S.
  • The number of Lyme cases reported annually in the U.S. has increased nearly 25x since national surveillance began in 1982.
  • 34 - The number of new Lyme disease cases in the U.S. each hour, according to a CDC estimate.
  • 822 - The number of new Lyme disease cases in the U.S. each day, according to CDC estimates.
  • 5,770 - The number of New Lyme disease cases in the U.S. each week, according to CDC estimates.
  • 25,000 - The number of new Lyme disease cases in the U.S. each month, according to CDC estimates.
  • Fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme disease recall a tick bite.
  • Fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme disease recall any rash.
  • Up to 40-70% of deer ticks in Lyme endemic areas are infected with at least one disease agent.
  • 75% of all confirmed Lyme disease cases are contracted within 100 feet of the home

Top 14 States – 2016 Lyme Disease Incidence Rates and Case Counts

Incidence Rates (per 100,000 population) Case Count and Ranking


State Incidence  Cases Ranking
1-Maine 86.4  1,151 8th
2-Vermont 78.1  448 12th
3-Pennsylvania 70.3  8,988 1st
4-New Hampshire 51.8  691 10th
5-Rhode Island 50.6  535 11th
6-Deleware 41.1  391 13th
7-New Jersey 37.3  3,332 2nd
8-Connecticut 34.6  1,238 7th
9-Wisconsin 26  1,504 4th
10-Minnesota 23.6  1,304 5th
11-Maryland 21.2  1,274 6th
12-West Virginia 16.2  297 14th
13-New York 13.3  2,623 3rd
14-Virginia 11.6  976 9th
National Incidence Rate Average = 8.1 Source: CDC
Where does your state rank?

It’s More Than Just Lyme


Source: CDC

Nationwide, various tick species transmit a variety of pathogens to both people and pets. While Lyme disease gets most of the headlines, emerging disease agents continue to be discovered across the country on a yearly basis and pose an ongoing concern to entire regions and communities.

Education & Awareness – A World of Difference

Mainely Ticks’ ® first responsibility is to educate, not exterminate. We raise the level of education and awareness throughout entire communities, and when necessary, deploy a well-defined, properly timed, environmentally conscious and professionally administered area treatment protocol to better protect families from future tick encounters. Most of our competitors focus on one thing – property based extermination.

A growing number of mosquito franchises have touted their expertise in tick treatment. While their recent efforts to raise the level of awareness about ticks is good, having an established treatment protocol and history of outreach is even better! Since 2005, our affiliate has distributed over 70,000 tick identification guides, bookmarks and brochures to residents of southern Maine while hosting scores of community based educational workshops and seminars. Remember, tick-borne diseases are preventable! See Events here



Tick Management through Education & Science

More than just our vision statement– it conveys our commitment to educate first!

A World of Opportunity

Our affiliate is currently servicing York and Cumberland counties, Maine, just two of the 1,531 counties in the United States with an established deer tick population. The number of U.S. counties now considered to be of high-incidence for Lyme disease has increased by more than 300% in the northeastern states and by approximately 250% in the north-central states.

Can you see the opportunity in your own community?


The map on top is from 1998, and the one below it is from 2015. Red indicates a county where I. scapularis is established, and blue indicates that it has been reported. Green indicates a county where I. pacificus is established, and yellow indicates that is has been reported.

Graphics credit Oxford University Press Journal of Medical Entomology/Entomology Society of America.

Investment:

Approximate investment for standard territory: $61,204-$101,649

Initial Franchise Fee, standard territory: $24,000

Franchise Discount Opportunities:

  • Current or retired teachers with at least 5 years teaching experience
  • Honorably discharged Veterans of the US Armed Forces
  • Current landscape/lawn care service provider w/min $50,000 revenue last fiscal year
  • Similar tick and/or mosquito business w/min $50,000 revenue last fiscal year.


Ten Steps to Mainely Ticks Franchise Ownership

1. Fill out information request form on Mainely Ticks Franchise Development, Inc. franchise information page.

2. Initial phone call from our management team – we’ll gather some preliminary information, and lay out what Mainely Ticks Franchise Development does, what we have to offer you and discuss future growth trends – (initial discussion of interested territory to determine if it is available.) If appropriate, we’ll forward a basic information form to be completed and returned.

3. Basic information review – before moving forward, it’s important for us to understand a little bit about your background, motivation and future aspirations to ensure that Mainely Ticks will be the right fit. All information received is kept in strictest confidence, and the brief form is not a contract.

4. Call from the MTFD team – after a thorough review of your information, we’ll discuss the results and determine whether to move forward with your application.

5. Territory analysis – once we feel that you qualify as a potential franchise owner, we’ll work with you directly to define a community centered territory based on your location.

6. Discovery Day & Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) review – visit our Maine location and meet the management team – ask questions, get better acquainted with the staff and review the FDD with management team. The FDD provided to you contains important information on your investment and will be thoroughly reviewed with you during your Discovery Day visit.

7. Final Application.

8. Awarding Agreement – If our management team is convinced that you’re a good fit for the Mainely Ticks family, we’ll provide you with a formal Franchise Agreement specific to the mutually agreed upon protected territory.

9. Complete the Franchise acquisition process.

10. Training – initial one-hour webinar followed by three days of on-site training in Windham, Maine.

Grand opening – you’re on your way to protecting your community!

Ready to begin the process? Complete and submit the information form.

DISCLAIMER

NOTE: This web site is not a franchise offering. A franchise offering can be made by us in a state where we are first registered, excluded, exempted, or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with a Franchise Disclosure Document. Individualized responses or communications to you that involve either effecting or attempting to effect the sale of a franchise will be made only if we are first in compliance with state registration requirements, or are covered by an applicable state exclusion or exemption.

Contact us for additional information at 855-649-8425

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