Under control: The rising prevalence of bedbugs will benefit the industry

While the rise of bedbugs across the United States has left homeowners and business owners frustrated, it has been a boon for the Pest Control industry. As a result of heightened demand for extermination and prevention services, industry revenue is expected to grow over the five years to 2018. The increased occurrence of pests has led to substantial demand for pest exterminators and rising service prices. Furthermore, the proliferation of an insecticide-resistant strain of bedbugs has driven operators to develop innovative products. Moving forward, conditions are expected to further improve over the five years to 2023, with industry revenue forecast to rise...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
128,179
Businesses
27,134

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand and decreasing costs have resulted in near-historically high profit margins for pest control companies
  • High profit margins have also attracted new operators to the industry
  • Residential construction and sales will help drive growth for industry operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Pest Control industry has experienced steady revenue growth over the past five years. With a persistently high number of reports of bedbugs in hotels, homes and even movie theaters, operators experienced a surge in demand from residential and commercial customers. Similarly, demand was further increased due to the emergence of the Zika virus and the Aedes aegypti mosquito in parts of the United States. As a result, over the five years to 2018, revenue is anticipated to increase at an annualized rate of 2.8% to $14.2 billion, including growth of 2.4% in 2018.Rising downstream demandDemand for industry services partly relies on residential and commercial construction and sales. Ope...purchase to read more.

    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 Demand from hotels and motels in the Pest Control industry impact industry performance..

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    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 cockroaches and ants
  • Bedbugs and mosquitos
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from hotels and motels
  • Existing home sales
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • 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

  • 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 cockroaches and ants
  • Other services, including bird-proofing
  • Rodent extermination and control
  • Termite control
  • Bedbugs and mosquitos
  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pest Control

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pest Control Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc., Rentokil Initial, Rollins Inc.,
  • Table: ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Rentokil Initial - financial performance
  • Table: Rollins Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Pest Control Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    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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