The U.S. structural pest control market share is highly affected owing to the frequent outbreak of infectious diseases. Since the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the US, maintaining health and hygiene for personal wellness has gained momentum. As the disease is highly contagious, it has become crucial for residential, commercial, and industrial places to maintain the highest hygiene standards to ensure public and employee safety. There is an increased demand for pest control services from medical centers, public offices, educational institutions, hotels, and restaurants. Another important factor contributing to the growth of the US market is the introduction of digital and smart pest control technology. Although digital technology's penetration is currently low, it is expected to gain momentum soon with the growth in the U.S. structural pest control market.
- The U.S. structural pest control market is expected to be highly competitive due to the presence of an estimated 20,000 pest control service providers.
- The Midwest region is expected to reach a revenue share of over $3.2 billion by 2026 on account of the high prevalence of bed bug infestations.
- The general pest control segment is likely to witness an incremental growth of over $2.9 billion by 2026 due to the breakout of infectious diseases, which increase the emphasis on public health and safety.
- The residential segment is expected to touch revenue figures of over $6 billion by 2026 on account of the high demand for bed bugs eradication, termite extermination, and rodent control.
- The chemical method is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during 2020–2026 due to the high efficiency of chemical solutions to terminate bugs, rodents, and insects.
U.S. STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY TYPE
High affordability of general pest control services is one of the major factors influencing the segment's growth. The growing incidence of pest infestation has increased the demand for these services. General pest control services are largely based on the usage of low-toxic chemicals and mechanical devices, which help reduce the growth of ants, mosquitoes, and rodents. Rodent elimination services observe a spike among consumers as rodents alone are responsible for several disorders, including gastric diseases. Connected devices and remote monitoring systems for rodents are opening opportunities for services and customers.
Termite services witness a spike during springs and summers; however, the intensity varies based on the region’s weather. A strong boost in housing projects across the US has increased order volumes for service providers, increasing market growth. Also, a regulatory push in the pre-construction sector supports the segment's growth. Nonetheless, the high proportion of contracting and recurrent termite service providers and the high maintenance cost of termite services restrict the termite and pest control market's growth.
INSIGHTS BY METHOD
Easy availability and high cost-effectiveness are the major reasons for the high adoption of chemical and mechanical methods. The spread of the COVID-19 virus across the US has driven service providers to opt for chemicals that are effective against coronavirus. Owing to the high efficiency, vendors are focusing on developing effective chemicals with the fusion of ethyl alcohol. Chemical methods are more popular than mechanical ones as they are highly effective in insect extermination and are less complicated. They are highly preferred in commercial and industrial industries, especially in workplaces, hospitals, and manufacturing units, because this application method is efficient for large rooms and preventive facilities.
Mechanical methods accounted for over 60% of pest control applications in the 90s, have now declined to less than 30%. Mechanical techniques are used in areas where the application of pesticide products is detrimental to the atmosphere. In the US, regulations related to mechanical or physical devices are less complex, encouraging vendors to prefer mechanical methods. The mechanical approach is less complex than other pest management methods and involves a semi-skilled staff, reducing operational costs. However, this method is not effective when the infestation is high.
INSIGHTS BY APPLICATION
The demand for pest control services from the residential sector is projected to be high in the US during the forecast period. In the industrial sector, most industries have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Hence, pest control services are expected to decline for the short term, particularly in the logistics industry. In the commercial sector, office spaces, coworking spaces, and travel and hospitality shut down, and hence the overall services were impacted during Q1 & Q2 2020. However, with the reopening of commercial and industrial activities in the country, the market is expected to revive soon, bringing vendors in the US. Residential-sector plague infestation is increasing, especially in high-density areas such as metropolitan cities, where population mobility is currently high.
Regularly scheduled pest control services have become necessary for businesses, especially in hospitality, food and beverage, and healthcare. This is expected to augur well for commercial pest control service providers. The cost of pest control contracts is considerably smaller than the losses due to infections, which tend to establish positive customer ties. However, the demand fluctuation and business re-opening delays will affect pest management in the long run. Reducing operational cost, improving the overall efficiency, decreasing the service time, and scaling up operations amid increasing competition are expected to emerge as major challenges.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
The non-availability of hygiene maintenance systems such as vacuum systems in most houses in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland is increasing adoption of pest control services in the Northeast region. The region also hosts several skyscrapers, especially in New York, which is likely to drive these services' demand. The overall market dynamics for structural pest control services remain supportive and are likely to witness a ramp-up in demand. New York is one of the high potential cities for pest control firms.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
Rollins, Terminix, Ecolab, Anticimex, and Rentokil are the US's major pest control companies. The U.S. structural pest control market is extremely competitive. Therefore an approach to acquire well-established, leading firms are often adopted to expand in the market. Overall, the market is growing steadily due to the rise of bed bug infestation in the US, with an annual growth projection of bed bugs at around 2.9%. As part of the inorganic growth policy, vendors engage in M&As to extend their reach to other states and increase their revenue and profit margins. These inorganic projects supplement vendors' organic growth strategies and thus provide access to a broader client base.
The U.S. structural pest control market report offers a strategic analysis and includes growth rates, revenues & forecasts for the following segments:
- General Pest Control
- Termite Control
- Other Methods
- Residential Sector
- Commercial Sector
- Corporate Office Spaces
- Educational Centers
- Retail Outlets
- Shopping Malls
- Gym and Fitness Centers
- Government Offices
- Industrial Sector
- Manufacturing Units
- Other Sectors