Pest Control Services Market Size Forecast to Reach $ 29.6 Billion by 2027

Pest Control Services Market Size Forecast to Reach $ 29.6 Billion by 2027
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Increase in the Awareness of Health Hazards Caused Due to Pests, and Eradication Services Are the Key Factors Driving the Market Growth of the Pest Control Services in the Forecast Period.

Pest Control Services Market Overview

Pest control services market size is forecast to reach US$ 29.6 billion by 2027, after growing at a CAGR of 4.3% during 2022-2027. The rising growth of urbanization in developed as well as developing countries leads to the new construction activities and also the restoration of older buildings, which is driving the pest control services market growth. People become engaged in the adoption of pesticides such as insecticides, rodenticides, malaise traps, and others, to prevent pests in their buildings. The use of novel technologies for controlling pests is increasing the scope of growth of the market. Additionally, ease of access to pest controls, increase in the awareness of health hazards caused due to pests, and eradication services are the key factors driving the market growth of the pest control services in the forecast period.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 outbreak widely affected the construction sector over the year 2020. The manufacturing process of various goods in the end-use industry declined owing to the non-functioning of the production plants, due to the nationwide lockdown. Economies of each sector got affected and resulted in stagnation of activities across the industries that use pest control services. For instance, according to Eurostat, as compared with March 2021, construction production decreased by 1.6% in the E.U. in April 2021. Also, in May 2021 construction in the E.U. region increased dynamically by 21.6% but has since stagnated. Thus, once the construction activities get back on track and start functioning with total capacity, the market for pest control services is estimated to incline in the upcoming years.

Pest Control Services Market Segment Analysis – By Control Services Type

The chemical pest control services segment held the largest share of 35% in the pest control services market in 2021. The chemical method comprises using chemical treatments such as near-organic insecticides and synthetic insecticides, to exterminate all the types of pests. Chemical treatments are one of the most famous types of pest control due to their effectiveness as compared to other pest control services such as physical, biological, and electronic. Chemical pest control such as space fumigation is the best form of a pest control method for severe infestations. The organic chemical treatments, with botanic products, are also being used to do away with pests. Thus, the rising usage of chemical pest controls is increasing the growth of the pest control services market over the forecast period.

Pest Control Services Market Segment Analysis – By Application

The commercial segment held the largest share in the pest control services market in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% during 2022-2027. Pest control services are majorly used for controlling pests through repulsion, exclusion, and physical or chemical removal methods. Growing economic activities and zero tolerance for pests in commercial buildings such as hospitals, offices, and foodservice sectors, are surging the demand for pest control services. Strict regulation for hygiene maintenance, rising infrastructure in commercial spaces, and increasing investments in commercial construction, are driving the market growth. For instance, Larsen & Toubro, in India, in 2019, won contracts for building hospitals, commercial complexes, and manufacturing capacity, amounting between 2,500 crores (US$ 336.6 million) to 5000 crores (US$ 673.2 million). Thus, such investments are driving the commercial segment and are increasing the adoption of pest control services.

Pest Control Services Market Segment Analysis – By Geography

The North American region dominated the pest control services market with a share of 39% in 2021. North America region is one of the leading pest control manufacturers globally, with the U.S.A. being the key consumer and supplier of pest controls. Easy availability of pest control services and an increase in awareness of health effects caused by pests are surging the demand for pest control services in the region. Also, the health and sanitation department made regular pest control necessary in the residential and commercial buildings, to maintain the environment safe and clean. Pesticides such as malaise traps, insecticides, rodenticides, and others are used for controlling pests in residential, commercial, industrial buildings, and also in agriculture. The rising investments in construction projects will drive market growth. For instance, according to the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario in 2021, announced the investment of up to US$41.8M for the construction of the new Grey Bruce Health Services Markdale Hospital. Thus, the rising construction projects will drive the pest control services market growth in the forecast period.

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Pest Control Services Market Drivers

Rising Growth of Residential Construction is Driving the Market Growth

The residential construction segment is growing by increasing investment and funding in residential construction. Pest control services are utilized in residential buildings as a protective method from pests such as termites, insects, and rodents. Increasing demand for higher standards of hygiene is acting as a major factor for the market growth. Globally, the rise in housing projects launched by the governments and the rise in per capita income is growing the residential constructions. For instance, in 2021, according to the government of Canada, in over 360 projects to upgrade housing for seniors and families in 95 communities, the governments of Canada and Alberta invested more than US$31.9 million. Thus, with the increasing growth of the residential construction sector, the market for pest control services is anticipated to propel over the forecast period.

Increase in the Demand for Pest Control Services in the Agriculture Sector

The demand for pest control services to protect the crops from infectious diseases caused by insects and rodents such as bacterial panicle blight and bacterial leaf scorch is expected to drive the pest control services market growth. Additionally, the increasing population with decreasing arable land generates the necessity for using pesticides to prevent the damage of the food crops. Moreover, increasing government initiatives to strengthen the agrochemicals sector is anticipated to surge the demand for pest controls. For instance, according to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, in 2021-2022, the government plans to introduce production-linked incentives (PLI) scheme to promote domestic manufacturing of agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, with an allocation of US$ 32.2 million to the department of chemicals and petrochemicals. Thus, to protect the farm yield, the need to control the damage of farm output, and the increased investments by the government, the growth of the pest control services market is forecasted to rise.

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Pest Control Services Market Challenges

Rising Toxicity and Side-Effects of Pest control Will Hamper the Market Growth

The toxicity of pesticides such as rodenticides, fungicides, insecticides, and others, to humans and animals, is a source of concern for the pest control service industries. It is classified as a toxicity category for primary eye irritation and dermal allergies. Additionally, inhalation of spray mist or dust from these pesticides may cause throat irritation, coughing, and sneezing. As a result, pesticides for pest control services in buildings and agricultural practices are highly regulated in Europe and the U.S. Thus, increasing health effects with the rising usage of pest controls will create hurdles for the market’s growth.

Pest Control Services Industry Outlook

Technology launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies players adopt in this market. Pest Control Services top 10 companies include:

1. Rentokil Initial PLC

2. Rollins, Inc.

3. ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc.

4. Anticimex Group

5. Arrow Exterminators Inc.

6. Asante Inc.

7. Dodson Pest Control Inc.

8. Ecolab

9. Massey Services Inc.


Recent Developments

In April 2019, Rentokil Initial plc completed the acquisition of MPCL Limited (formerly Mitie Pest Control Limited), to expand its service footprint, to meet consumer demand for pest control services.

Key Takeaways

The North American region dominates the pest control services market owing to the rising growth and increasing investments in the construction industry. For instance, according to the World Bank, in 2020, the building and construction industry reached about US$ 11.9 trillion, with an increase of about 4.2% from 2019.

Rapidly rising demand for pest control services in the residential sector has driven the growth of the pest control services market.

The rising demand for pest control services in the agriculture industry, to protect the crops from infectious diseases, has been a critical factor driving the growth of the pest control services market in the upcoming years.

However, toxicity and side-effects of pest control services can hinder the growth of the pest control services market.

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