Under control: The rising prevalence of bed bugs will benefit the industry

IBISWorld’s Pest Control market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand and service prices have resulted in historically high profit margins for pest control companies
  • Households and businesses were more willing to spend on pest control services to combat the bed bug epidemic
  • Increased housing starts and sales will drive industry demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The rise of bed bugs across the United States has left homeowners and business owners frustrated, but has been a boon for the Pest Control industry. The increased occurence of bed bugs has led to substantial demand for exterminators and rising service prices. In the next five years, increased business and consumer spending will drive demand for regular inspections for pests. Furthermore, with increased income, businesses and consumers will be less likely to opt for low-cost household products from home and garden stores. Additionally, the widespread incidence of the stinkbug will drive demand for industry services...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The industry provides a range of services, the majority of which include extermination services for mosquitoes, rodents, termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, flies, ticks, fleas, wasps and spiders. Industry operators also offer containment services for birds such as pigeons, woodpeckers and European starlings. Larger companies also offer building maintenance services, landscaping care and maintenance and lawn and garden services.

    Insect extermination and control

    This category, which primarily includes bed bug, cockroach and ant control services is estimated to account for 53.6% of industry revenue in 2017. Bed bugs have been making an enormous resurgence lately. Whi..

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    Additional Insights for the Pest Control Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pest Control Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Qualified work force
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Existing home sales in the Pest Control industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Pest Control Industry?

    This industry includes companies that provide bird control and exterminate mosquitoes, rodents, termites and other insects and pests for residential and commercial clients. Operators also provide fumigation services. This industry does not include extermination services for crop and forestry production.

    Industry Products
    Insect control, including bed bugs, cockroaches and ants
    Termite control
    Rodent extermination and control
    Other services, including bird-proofing
    Industry Activities
    Exterminating services
    Fumigating services
    Mosquito eradication services
    Pest control (except agricultural and forestry) services
    Termite control services
    Bird proofing services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Existing home sales
  • Demand from hotels and motels
  • Average annual precipitation

  • Current Performance
  • Rising downstream demand
  • High profit margins
  • Good night, sleep tight
  • Green enters the scene
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Building for a better future
  • Heating up
  • Concerns over mosquito-borne diseases and rising stinkbug population
  • Table: Pest Control Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pest Control Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Retail Trade
  • Educational Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • New Car Dealers
  • Pesticide Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Insect control, including bed bugs, cockroaches and ants
  • Termite control
  • Other services, including bird-proofing
  • Rodent extermination and control
  • Chart: Pest Control Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Restaurants and food services
  • Accommodation services
  • Housing sales
  • Consumer and business preferences

  • Major Markets
  • Residential homes
  • Commercial establishments
  • Government institutions and not-for-profit organizations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pest Control Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pest Control

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pest Control Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The ServiceMaster Company Rollins Inc.Rentokil Initial
  • Table: The ServiceMaster Company - financial performance
  • Table: Rollins Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Rentokil Initial - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pest Control Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Pest Control Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bed Bug
  • A wingless blood-sucking insect that infests buildings, particularly within beds.
  • Pretreatment
  • The use of toxins applied to the soil to block access to a structure by subterranean termites. Most new structures in the US are treated during the initial construction process.
  • Stinkbug
  • An insect that emits a disagreeable odor and poses a serious threat to agriculture, affecting crops such as peaches, apples, soybeans and tomatoes.
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