Nipping the Pest in the Bud – Pest Control Services

05 December 2019

Is pest damage taking you by surprise? Remember, pests not only affect commercial and residential spaces but also tend to cause vector borne diseases such as yellow fever, zika, etc. They don’t stop there, they even ruin farm crops.

Pest control services cover a wide array of solutions for the prevention and termination of pests. Based on climatic conditions, there are several types of pests. However, common pests are mice and rodents, which are found across regions. Pest control service providers make use of chemical mechanical, biological methods to treat pest infested areas. The pest control services market is in the customer acquisition mode, and vendors are experimenting with value added services and bundled offerings to acquire customers.

Read: Pest Control Services Market Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025

The increased awareness of professional pest control services is growing across sectors.  The commercial sector is one of the segments with high growth as it largely outsources pest control activities.

Residential Sector: Pest infestation in the residential sector is growing, especially in high density areas, where the urban migration is high. The need for mosquito eradication, termite treatment, and rodent control is increasing the demand for termite control in the sector.

  • Europe and North America lead the market in the residential sector as the utilization of professional pest control service providers is high.
  • The demand from large apartments and community dwellings for both prevention and termination services from professional vendors is driving the demand
  • Government funding has increased for high-rise building projects and apartments in the urban areas, which is expected to contribute to the growth of the market.

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Commercial Sector: The segment is categorized into:

  • Office Spaces
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitals
  • Others (schools, retail stores, etc.)

Commercial establishments use the annual maintenance contract (AMC) as they require pest control services at regular intervals. The hospitality sector is the major end-user. However, the demand from other sectors, including hospitals and corporates, is increasing and likely to expand during the forecast period due to the high hygiene and cleanliness awareness. The hospitality industry is expected to remain one of the major focuses for the service providers.

  • The hospitality sector is growing rapidly with several emerging economies witnessing the growth in inbound tourism
  • The major order volume is also expected from technological parks and other businesses in major financial business districts
  • The growth in office spaces has also been progressive and is expected to grow utilization of these services

Industrial Sector: In this sector, the utilization of pest control services is to maintain high standards of hygiene at manufacturing premises to ensure safety and security for employees. Large industrial zones have 24 hours work activities; hence, the need for efficient pest services is high. The increasing number of industries is likely to stimulate the growth of such services.

  • China, US, Germany, and other Western Europe countries are expected to witness significant demand for termite control services
  • The market is witnessing increase M&A activities. In July 2019, Rollins acquired California-based company, SOS Pest Control and Termite. Similarly, Rentokil Steritech acquired Active Pest Control, a Georgia-based company, to expand its presence in Texas, US

Request for your free sample now!Prominent Vendors

  • Anticimex
  • Ecolab
  • Rentokil Initial
  • Rollins
  • Terminix
  • Truly Nolen
  • Massey Services Inc.

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