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Pest Control Services Market

Pest Control Services Market By Product (Insecticides, Rodenticides, Other Chemicals, Mechanical), Service Type (Chemical Control Services, Mechanical Control Services, Other Pest Control Services), End-User (Residential, Commercial and Industrial, Agricultural), Application (Rodent Control, Insect Control, Wildlife Control) & Region - Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Pest Control Services Market By Product (Insecticides, Rodenticides, Other Chemicals, Mechanical), Service Type (Chemical Control Services, Mechanical Control Services, Other Pest Control Services), End-User (Residential, Commercial and Industrial, Agricultural), Application (Rodent Control, Insect Control, Wildlife Control) & Region - Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Pest Control Services Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Pest Control Services Market Snapshot

[300 Pages Report] The global pest control services market is slated to top US$ 21.9 Bn in 2021, finds Future Market Insights (FMI) in a recent analysis. Rising incidence of pest infestation in residential and commercial buildings, along with the introduction of integrated pest management (IPM) technologies are anticipated to drive sales of pest control services over the forecast period.

Considering this, FMI has forecast the market to expand at a steady 6.2% CAGR, reaching a valuation of US$ 39. 8 Bn in 2031.

With growing awareness regarding harmful effects on chemical pesticides in the agriculture sector, sales of organic pesticides are projected to rise at 7.7% CAGR through 2031, accounting for over half of the total pest control services market share.

Current year (2021) Market Value

US$ 21.9 Bn

Projected year (2031) Market Value

US$ 39. 8 Bn

CAGR% (2021-2031)


Pest Control Services Market Historic Sales Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast Outlook

Sales of pest control services generated US$ 20.7 Bn in 2020. Shifting consumer focus from traditional methods of pest control to organic methods is leading to product developments in the market, which in turn is pushing sales of pest control services.

Increasing sales of organic pest control services can be attributed to growing demand for pest control in residential buildings. Lack of regular cleaning and sanitization in old buildings triggers pest infestation. Pests bread in a dark and unclean environment, which is why pest control services are critical in building restoration and renovation.

If left unattended, pest infestation can lead to severe vector-borne diseases. As urbanization and restoration of older commercial and residential spaces continue to rise, demand for pest control services is anticipated to rise in tandem over the assessment period.

Besides this, pest infestation in crops results in poor food quality and high economic burden on farmers. Consumers are getting more aware of ingredients used in food products, which makes it imperative for the agriculture industry to maintain quality standards to attain revenue.

This is anticipated to fuel sales of pest control services in the agriculture sector. As per FMI, the agriculture segment is set to gain 50-150 bps between 2021 and 2031.

Further, owing to concerns regarding toxic chemicals in pesticides, consumers are seeking natural and do-it-yourself (DIY) methods to maintain a clean environment in their homes and gardens. In response to this, manufacturers are collaborating with biochemical and biotechnology research institutes to devise sustainable and organic pesticides to improve sales.

How will Introduction of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Influence Pest Control Services Sales?

Advanced plant protection practices in well-managed farms result in higher yield gains. However, lack of awareness is limiting the adoption of such technologies in emerging economies.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a novel approach that enables farmers to identify diseases and pests in crops to take necessary actions at the earliest. This results in long-term pest control that is less risky for farmers and the environment.

Using IPM can potentially help farmers in identifying the type of pests and diseases, the number of crops affected, and the type of solution required. The technology incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) that generates insights into accurate descriptions of pests and disease pressure in fields. It also involves a scouting process through which location-based tasks are shared with pest control service providers to make the treatment procedure more precise and efficient.

When it comes to pest detection in farms, timing is crucial. Utilizing effective IPM services allow farms to predict infestations before it spreads to the entire field. These systems monitor global spread of pests and diseases and issue alerts that minimize unprecedented pest attacks during growing seasons.

In addition to this, IPM programs monitor and observe plant health and pest lifecycle in real-time, facilitating communication between farmers and experts to pick adequate pest control solutions. This considerably reduces misjudgment of pest infestation, progression of outbreaks and allows farmers to coordinate plant protection operations with service providers.

Stringent Food Regulation and Sanitization Protocols To Propel Demand for Pest Control Services

Growing concerns regarding food safety and efficient sanitization in offices, hospitals, hotels, and restaurants have resulted in stringency of regulations to maintain proper hygiene standards. Kitchens in these spaces have to comply with the mandated hygiene standards to continue operating, which in turn is driving sales of pest control services.

As per recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 48 million people in the U.S. fall ill, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year due to foodborne diseases.

In response to these staggering numbers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issues the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which improves food safety and prevention of foodborne illness. The FDA has finalized seven rules to implement FSMA to protect the global supply chain for both human and animal food. The rules are specifically designed to take necessary actions to prevent contamination in every space that houses a cooking facility.

Similarly, the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) and Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations 2013 in England are responsible for consistently monitoring food production and maintenance of hygiene practices across agricultural, hospitality, educational, and healthcare institutes.

The implementation of such regulations is urging food manufacturing companies and other sectors to invest in effective pest control services to avoid contamination and maintain clean and hygienic manufacturing and supply practices.

Owing to these factors, FMI projects demand for pest control services to continue rising in the forthcoming years.

Will ‘Do It Yourself’ Pest Control Methods Limit Sales of Pest Control Services?

The pest control services market is brimming with new entrants and existing players. In a highly competitive environment, it is getting difficult for market players to attract new customers and retain existing ones.

Large-scale companies are offering one-step solutions that cover all aspects of pest management, along with yearly inspection services. This is making it difficult for local players to stand out among existing players.

In addition to this, some companies are offering do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions to customers. The advent of COVID-19 has also resulted in higher reliance on DIY pest control solutions due to restrictions in movement. These methods are highly effective and natural, which is impacting sales of chemical-based pest control services.

Further, as a result of high competition, initial costs of pest control services have increased. Players are trying to cover production and profit margins by increasing the initial package pricing, which is likely to have a negative impact on sales of pest control services, opines FMI. 

Country-wise Insights

What will be the Demand Outlook for Pest Control Services in the U.S.?

As per FMI, demand for pest control services in the U.S. is expected to surge at a healthy 5.1% CAGR. Increasing incidence of bed bug infestation and termites in residential and commercial spaces in the U.S. is propelling demand for pest control services. Pest infestation is a major problem in housing units across the country, especially in houses with structural problems and water leaks, raising public health concerns.

Data released by the United States Census Bureau shows that around 14 million of the 124 million housing units in the U.S. reported roach infestation in their homes during the last 12 months. Nearly 14.8 million reported seeing rodents.  

Insects in typical homes are common, but cockroaches and rodents thrive in well-adapted human environments. The Environmental Protection Agency states that these infestations can trigger asthma, food poisoning, and other health concerns.

Additionally, rodents can spread disease to humans directly through urine, feces, or saliva, and indirectly through mites, ticks, and fleas that have fed on the infected rodent. These issues have led to significant adoption of pest control services in residential and commercial units in the U.S. and the trend is projected to continue over the forecast period.

How Will Pest Control Services Market Expand Across the U.K.?

In the U.K., pest infestations in larger cities like London are causing environmental and health burdens on the population. Every year, the country witnesses the influx of thousands of tourists that demand proper hygiene and safety in hotels, resorts, cruises, and restaurants.

This is resulting in high demand for pest control services in the hospitality sector in the U.K. Further, pest control service providers are offering monthly and yearly packages that provide timely inspection, infestation predictions, and control measures to eliminate rodents, insects, and termite infestations.

Besides this, increasing rate of rapid mosquito infestation in the suburban areas in the U.K. is spurring demand for pest control services. Driven by these factors, sales of pest control services in the U.K. are forecast to grow at a 3.9% CAGR through 2031.

Why is Demand for Pest Control Services Rising in India?

India is home to a booming agriculture industry, which in turn is driving adoption of pest control services in the country. As a result, sales of pest control services in India are slated to rise at a robust 8.4% CAGR by 2031.

Rapid urbanization in the country is resulting in development of residential projects in urban areas. Rising awareness regarding public health and government-backed initiatives for the development of clean, healthy, and safe residential complexes are chief factors pushing sales of pest control services.

Will Japan Emerge as a Lucrative Pest Control Services Market?

Rapid adoption of technologically advanced pest control solutions in Japan is anticipated to augment growth of the market over the assessment period. FMI has forecast demand for pest control services in Japan to rise at a healthy rate in the country, accounting for over 16% of the East Asia market share in 2031.

Termite infestation is increasing at a fast pace in Japan owing to the prevalence of traditional wooden houses. As a result, residents are increasing their expenditure on optimal pest control solutions in the country.

Besides this, local players in Japan are offering AI-enabled pest scanning services, allowing consumers to scan their houses and offices for possible pest infestation and take required actions in a timely manner. These developments are anticipated to bode well for new entrants and existing players operating in the pest control services market in Japan through 2031.

Category-wise Insights

Organic Pest Control Services to Remain Highly-Sought, Followed by Chemical

Based on service type, the chemical pest control segment is set to expand at a 5.9% CAGR. Chemical pest control services are the most commonly used and easily available services across the globe.

However, rising awareness of toxic chemicals used in insect and rodent control solutions is compelling consumers to prefer organic pest control services. In the agriculture sector, farmers are choosing organic pest control services as chemicals used in insecticides can damage crop health.

Insecticides to Remain the Most Preferred Product Type

In the product category, sales of insecticides are projected to grow at 7% CAGR. Increasing adoption of insecticides in the agricultural and public health sectors, and household and commercial spaces to control roach and termite infestation will continue driving sales of pest control services over the forecast period.

Insecticides damage the central nervous system of insects, while some variants only act as growth regulators and endotoxins. These work efficiently in preventing pest infestations regardless of the area affected. Besides this, increasing preference for food quality and need for greater crop yields will continue driving demand for insecticides in the forthcoming years.

Adoption of Pest Control Services in the Residential Sector to Gain Traction

In terms of end-user, sales of pest control services in the residential sector are poised to grow at a healthy pace. The segment is anticipated to account for nearly 35% of the total market share in 2031.

The residential sector is currently experiencing a surge in demand for pest control services due to high infection rates of viral infections such as dengue and malaria. In addition to this, residents living in apartments and smaller houses are reporting cases of bed bugs and termite infestation, resulting in increasing sales of pest control services.

Dust control is also a primary preventive measure adopted by residents as excessive dust allows fleas, mosquitos, and other insects to breed rapidly. This results in breathing disorders like asthma and degrades the hygiene levels in households, affecting daily activities of residents.

Insect Control to Dominate the Application Category

The insect control segment is expected to hold over three-fourth of the total pest control services market in 2031, finds FMI.

Growing demand for effective insect control services in hospitals, hotels, resorts, and educational institutes is anticipated to fuel sales of pest control services in the forthcoming years.

In addition to the aforementioned spaces, increasing applications of insect control solutions in warehouses, storage and transport facilities and public places such as theatres, parks, gymnasiums, and swimming pools will continue driving sales of pest control services.

Competitive Landscape

Leading players operating in the pest control services market are investing in research and development to launch organic biopesticides and integrated pest control services to gain a competitive edge in the market. Apart from this, mergers, acquisitions, and collaborations are anticipated to assist players in expanding their global footprint. For instance:

  • In October 2021, Rentokil North America acquired Aberdeen, N.C.-based Aberdeen Exterminating. The acquired company uses innovative technology and offers customized pest control solutions that are based around ongoing prevention, removal, and exclusion.
  • In September 2021, Anticimex continued its U.S. expansion by acquiring Woodstock, Ga-based Pestban. Pestban is one of the leading pest management firms operating in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. With this acquisition, Anticimex aims to strengthen its market position across South Eastern U.S.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Product Type, Service Type, End-User, Applications, and Regions

Key Companies Profiled

  • Rollins, Inc.
  • Rentokil Initial PLC
  • Anticimex
  • Cook's Pest Control, Inc.
  • ABC Home & Commercial Services
  • Animal Pest Management Services, Inc.
  • Lloyd Pest Control
  • Green Earth Pest Control, LLC
  • Aptive Environmental, LLC
  • Home Paramount Pest Control, LLC
  • Dodson Pest Control
  • Environmental Pest Service, LLC
  • Truly Nolen of America, Inc.
  • Florida Pest Control & Chemical
  • Massey Services, Inc.
  • Arrow Exterminators
  • Ecolab, Inc.
  • Green Pest Solutions
  • Apex Pest Control, Inc.
  • Hulett Environmental Services
  • Plunkett's Pest Control
  • Senske, Inc.

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Pest Control Services Market by Category

By Product:

  • Insecticides
  • Rodenticides
  • Other Chemicals
  • Mechanical
  • Other Products

By Service Type:

  • Chemical Control Services
    • Organic
    • Synthetic
  • Mechanical Control Services
  • Other Pest Control Services

By End-User:

  • Residential
  • Commercial and Industrial
  • Agricultural

By Application:

  • Rodent Control
  • Insect Control
    • Cockroaches
    • Ants
    • Bed Bugs
    • Termites
    • Mosquitoes
    • Wasps
    • Flies
    • Other Insect Control
  • Wildlife Control
    • Birds
    • Fleas
  • Other Applications

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

What is the current rest control services market value?

The global pest control services market is poised to total US$ 21.9 Bn in 2021.
The global pest control services market reached a valuation of US$ 20.1 Bn in 2020.
Rapid expansion of residential spaces, along with introduction of technology-enabled solutions such as integrated pest management (IPM) will continue driving sales of pest control services.
Demand for pest control services in North America is expected to surge at a 5.2% CAGR.
Europe is projected to account for 19.5% of the global pest control services market share in 2031.
Japan and South Korea will collectively account for approximately 35.8% of the global pest control services market share.

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