Pest Control Services Market

Pest Control Services Market Size, Share Analysis, By Type (Termites, Rodents, Insects, Others), By Service (Organic Pest Control, Chemical Pest Control, Others), By End-Use Application (Commercial, Residential), & Region - Global Market Insights 2022- 2032

Analysis of Pest Control Services Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Pest Control Services Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global pest control services market stands at a valuation of US$ 22.9 billion in 2022 and is forecasted to expand at a CAGR of 6.4% to reach US$ 42.5 billion by the end of 2032.

During the historical period of 2017-2021, the global market for pest control services registered a CAGR of 5.6%, according to this new publication by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider

Across the world, the market is witnessing increased demand in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Pest control has become an essential industry in serving and protecting public health. Growing population, surging urbanization, rising middle class, and climate change are some of the factors that are driving the demand for pest control services.

In the recent past, we have also witnessed rising intolerance toward pests. People do not want to take any kind of chances in cases where pests are involved. Demand for pest control services has been the highest from the commercial end in the last few years. Commercial end users account for almost 3/4 of the total demand for pest control services.

Currently, market players are enjoying more demand created as a result of the COVID crisis. The market is expected to witness some mergers and acquisitions as established market players are trying to expand their services to other regions. Market players are also eyeing retaining customers for a longer period by offering bundled or integrated services. Pest control companies are planning to enter into some kind of contract with their customers to provide services in a timely manner.

Market players are also investing heavily in the research and development of products and service methods. Integration of technology into services will push the market to new heights over the long term.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2021A)

US$ 21.5 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 22.9 Billion

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 42.5 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

6.4% CAGR

North America Market Share (2021)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~6.9% CAGR

United States Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~6.1% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • ABC Home & Commercial Services
  • Anticimex
  • Aptive Environmental
  • Arrow Exterminators
  • Cook's Pest Control
  • Ecolab
  • Hawx Pest Control
  • Massey Services, Inc.
  • Mosquito Joe
  • Mosquito Squad
  • Rentokil Initial plc
  • Rollins, Inc.
  • Shield Pest Control UK
  • The Terminix International Company
  • Truly Nolen

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What are the Main Factors Driving Demand for Pest Control Services?

“Growing Middle-class Population”

Middle-class people are the backbone of any country. The middle-class population has been growing continuously over the last few years amid improved employment and income stats. As income grows, the lifestyle of people also tends to change.

This has led to an increase in the demand for pest control services. With increased income, people can now afford to have pest control done at their places. Every year, around 160 million people join the middle-class group. Rapid urbanization has also pushed the demand for pest control services. People are entering into contracts with service providers to have routine pest control services carried out.

“Increasing Vector-borne Diseases”

Vector-borne diseases are caused by blood-feeding different kinds of insects.

  • As per World Health Organization 2020 data, vector-borne diseases are responsible for 700 K deaths annually across the world.

Cases of malaria have been on the rise in the recent past due to increased construction and industrial activities.

Given the above reasons, pest control services have become essential in keeping humans healthy and safe. The rise of vector-borne diseases has led to an increase in the demand for pest control services in residential and commercial spaces. The trend is expected to continue in the future amid strict rules and regulations set by governments to keep workplaces clean and hygienic, ultimately leading to an increased demand for pest control services.

What are the Challenges Faced by Pest Control Companies?

“Seasonality of Pest Control Business”

Pest control businesses are seasonal in nature. Summer is a busy season for pest control companies, whereas, the rest of the year is a bit off in terms of demand. Summer is the time when pests are on the move. It is a part of nature and there is nothing that can be done.

However, the rest of the time, companies need to handle their workforce, maintain fluctuating cash flow, and make sure that technicians have enough jobs so that they do not fall short of their target earnings. This seasonality tends to affect those companies that have mostly one-time or as-required requests for services. However, companies that have many long-term contracts with multiple customers do not get affected due to seasonality as they have to perform routine past controls at their customers’ locations.

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Image represents market share analysis of pest control services based on region and end-use application. Under the end-user application segment, commercial spaces dominate with a 78.0% market share in 2022.

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Country-wise Insights

How is the U.S. Pest Control Services Market Faring?

The U.S. pest control service market is highly competitive and matured in terms of size and volume. In the year 2021, the U.S. market for pest control services was valued at US$ 9.2 billion. There are around 20K service providers in the U.S. pest control industry, which is the highest in the world.

Regulatory rules and regulations force commercial spaces such as hotels/motels, shopping complexes, restaurants, and offices, among others, to have a proper pest control policy in place. These places need to get pest control services done on a regular basis to avoid any kind of pest infestations.

Also, most U.S. households are part of some kind of housing society where they have to follow a common set of rules that needs them to go in for pest control services in a timely manner.

Market players are adopting all sorts of technology advancements in their services such as drone pest control, electronic pest control, and installation of electronic devices to acquire new customers and retain existing customers.

Why is the Market in India Set for the Highest Growth Rate?

In the wake of COVID, people in India have started taking extra care of their health and hygiene. Rapid growth of spending power, growing urbanization, and a high rate of vector-borne diseases will accelerate the demand for pest control services.

A major part of the Indian population still lives under US$ 2 a day. This gives an immense opportunity for market players to just remain in the game and as India’s middle-class population is increasing at a fast rate and they can later capitalize on the same.

The Government of India has come up with programs such as 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', which has played a key role in creating demand for pest control services in India. Both residential and commercial spaces have accepted the initiative of the government in a big way, which has resulted in creating a humongous growth in the demand for pest control services.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Chemical Pest Control Still So High?

In a world where everyone is demanding natural alternatives for current products/services, the pest control industry could not keep itself untouched by this. However, the problem with natural pesticides is that they do not have a lasting effect when compared to chemical-based pesticides.

By the end of 2021, the chemical-based pest control services market was valued at US$ 14.4 billion. Organic pesticides have an effect of not more than 15-20 days, whereas, chemical pesticides last more than a month or so. As most of the demand for pest control services is from commercial spaces, and in most cases, they demand chemical-based pest control, they do not need these services very frequently.

Which Sector Accounts for High Demand for Pest Control Services?

Currently, the pest control industry sees most of its demand from the commercial end. However, things are slowly changing and demand from the residential end is growing at a faster rate than that of the commercial end.

Globally, the spending power of a majority of people is increasing, and with increased income, lifestyle and spending habits also change. People have started taking care of their health and are taking precautions by having pest control services done at their residential places. Demand for pest control services from residential users is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 5.1 billion.

Market players are coming up with organic and natural products/methods to attract new residential users, resulting in higher topline as natural products/services are pricy in comparison to chemical-based methods.

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Competitive Landscape

Key pest control service providers are ABC Home & Commercial Services, Anticimex, Aptive Environmental, Arrow Exterminators, Cook's Pest Control, Ecolab, Hawx Pest Control, Massey Services, Inc., Mosquito Joe, Mosquito Squad, Rentokil Initial plc, Rollins, Inc., Shield Pest Control UK, The Terminix International Company, and Truly Nolen.

The global market is highly competitive owing to several large and small market players. These market players are also integrating technology into their service offerings to increase their market share. The pest control services industry has also witnessed multiple high ticket M&A in the recent past.

  • In October 2022, Rentokil Initial plc completed the acquisition of Terminix Global Holdings, Inc. Post completion of the transaction, Rentokil became a leading market player in the pest control market with around 4.9 million customers and 57 K employees globally.
  • In April 2022, Rollins, Inc., through its subsidiary Orkin, acquired NBC Environment.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the providers of pest control services positioned across regions, revenue growth, and service offering expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Pest Control Services Industry Survey

  • By Type :

    • Termites
    • Rodents
    • Insects
    • Others (Not Covered Elsewhere)
  • By Service :

    • Organic Pest Control
    • Chemical Pest Control
    • Others (Not Covered Elsewhere)
  • By End-use Application :

    • Commercial
    • Residential
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the global pest control services market size?

The global pest control services market is valued at US$ 22.9 billion in 2022.

How is the market for pest control services expected to fare?

Global demand for pest control services is anticipated to reach US$ 42.5 billion by 2032-end.

Which region accounts for a leading market share?

North America tops the global pest control services market accounting for 49% share.

Which pest control service type holds the highest market share?

Chemical pest control as a service accounts for 67% share of global revenue.

How fast did the market expand over the past few years?

From 2017 to 2021, revenue from pest control service companies increased at 5.6% CAGR.

Pest Control Services Market