Bookkeeping and Accounting for Pest Control Services

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How Bench works with pest control services

Ensure your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing is handled by experts—powered by one effective platform. Bench works seamlessly with pest control services.

We get you set up

Our dedicated team takes the time to thoroughly comprehend your pest control business, address your inquiries, assist you in integrating your accounts, and guide you through how Bench functions.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your dedicated bookkeeper categorizes your pest control service transactions and prepares financial reports. If any further information is needed from your end, they will promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed in the specific tax rules related to Pest Control Services and will tailor their approach to cater to your business' distinct requirements.

Here’s why pest control services like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Our team will frequently provide bookkeeping updates tailored for your pest control business. Got urgent inquiries that need immediate response? You can count on us to get back to you within one business day or even less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our specialized software enables the automation of data inputs from leading providers to eliminate ordinary errors. We partner with industry giants like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your pest control service's finances are always precise and reliable.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave farewell to mounds of confusing paperwork and labor-intensive manual recording—our services handle all entries directly from your connected accounts. Bench Accounting offers a comprehensive dashboard specifically designed for Pest Control Services. This enables you to efficiently gauge the health of your enterprise and make informed strategic decisions with ease.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for pest control services

As a pest control service business, you juggle a multitude of tasks every day. The integral parts of your operations like chemical compliance, scheduling services and dealing with specific pest issues often leave you with little to no time for backend administrative tasks like bookkeeping. This is where Bench comes in. We possess an in-depth understanding of industry-specific tax codes, business expenses and other unique financial aspects of pest control services. Our expertise extends to specific considerations, such as chemical procurement costs, equipment depreciation, and unique seasonal revenue flows, so you can rest assured knowing you're not leaving money on the table during tax time.

With laws continually changing, it can be challenging to stay on top of all the industry-specific regulations. That's why our team is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest pest control service laws, providing you with the guidance to navigate regulatory challenges seamlessly. Whether it's related to environmental compliance, worker safety regulations, or licensing requirements, we've got you covered. Our service pairs you with real, human bookkeepers and intuitive software that simplifies your bookkeeping process. The end product is a seamless, efficient bookkeeping solution tailor-made for your pest control business. With Bench Accounting, you can focus on what you do best - eliminating pests and providing excellent service to your customers, while we take care of your bookkeeping and tax needs.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

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Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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What specific expenses in the pest control services industry can I deduct in my business accounting?

In the pest control services industry, there are several specific expenses you can deduct in your business accounting. These typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Purchasing and maintenance of equipment and tools associated with pest control.
  • Chemicals and other materials used in providing pest control services.
  • Insurances related to your business operations - for example, public liability insurance.
  • Safety gear and uniforms for you and your employees.
  • Expenses related to your business vehicle(s), such as gas, maintenance and depreciation.
  • Costs of advertising and marketing your pest control services.
  • Professional fees, such as legal and accounting, that are directly related to your business activities.
  • Employee salaries, benefits and training costs.
  • Office expenses, including rent, utilities, office supplies, etc.

It's important to accurately track all these expenses as part of your bookkeeping routine to optimize your deductions. Always consult a professional accountant or tax advisor to understand fully your tax obligations and opportunities.

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How do I handle inventory management and accounting for pest control products and equipment?

Handling inventory management and accounting for pest control products and equipment requires careful tracking and documentation. The primary steps include:

  • Inventory Cataloguing: It is vital to categorize all products and equipment, detailing the purchase date, cost, and any associated expenses.
  • Inventory Valuation: The next step is to establish a method to value the inventory. This can be either the Weighted Average Method, the First-in First-out (FIFO) Method or the Last-in First-out (LIFO) Method.
  • Inventory Updates: Regular updates for inventory changes such as new purchases, sales or damaging are essential to maintain accurate records. These changes should be recorded in your accounting software.
  • Cost Accounting: This helps track the costs associated with your inventory. Recorded costs can include purchasing, holding, and ordering costs, and should also be logged into your accounting software.

By frequently tracking and updating your inventory, you can provide accurate financial insights about your pest control business. If this process seems overwhelming, hiring a professional bookkeeper can free up time and ensure accounting accuracy.

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Is there a specific method of bookkeeping that's more beneficial for pest control businesses?

While there isn't a one-size-fits-all bookkeeping method for every business, pest control businesses could potentially benefit significantly from using an accrual method of accounting. This method records revenues and expenses when they are incurred, regardless of when cash is exchanged. Given the seasonal nature of pest control business, having a clear financial picture can help with budgeting and cash flow management. However, it's essential to discuss with a professional accountant or bookkeeper to find the method that best suits your business needs.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Pest Control Services

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