The global Pest Control Market is predicted to progress rapidly at a CAGR of 5.1% to reach USD 29.1 billion by 2026. The global market was estimated to be valued at USD 22.7 billion in 2021.
Pest management includes controlling infestations of insects, animals, germs, or other organisms that damage property, destroy food crops, and adversely affect the environment. Pest control eradicates or minimizes a wide range of undesirable insects and other pests from areas used for protective purposes, using chemicals, technologies, special equipment, and other safety measures. Various chemical, mechanical, biological, and digital solutions control different types of pests. Additionally, since pesticide solutions are toxic, pest control technicians must be acquainted with safety measures and proper usage.
Opportunities: Adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in pest control
Artificial intelligence (AI) implementation in pest control has been rising because of the low service cost and its operation in remote, along with difficult-to-access locations continuously without interrupting the operations of the facility. The demand for digital pest control solutions is rising because service-provider companies use AI-based image-recognition technology to identify and treat various bugs and vermin.
App-based bug identification helps quick identification and effective remediation solutions for efficiently implementing proper treatment plans, including proper chemicals and recommendations for homeowners. Convenience and timesaving are the two prime advantages provided by the incorporation of AI in pest control. The use of machine learning software assists in identification process optimization.
North America dominates the pest control market.
The pest control market is dominated by a few pest control service providers such as Rollins, ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Rentokil Initial, and Ecolab. Apart from these major players, there are many local players in the market. Many major players are acquiring or collaborating with local players to increase their market shares, enhance their service portfolios, and strengthen their presence.
What is giving growth to pest control market?
For instance, on 1st March 2019, Rentokil Steritech (US) acquired Virginia-based Loyal Termite & Pest Control (US). It would help Rentokil to expand its service in Virginia. Insects are the most found pests in the region. With increasing temperatures, the problem of bed bug infestation and termite infestation has increased in the North American region. The US is the dominant market in North America. Consumption of pest control products in the US is comparatively higher than in other countries. Although the diversity of termites in the US is low compared to other regions, globally, due to increasing temperatures, termite colonies have been spreading across the US.
The key players in this market include Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, BASF, Sumitomo Chemical Co., FMC Corporation, Syngenta AG, ADAMA, and Bell Laboratories. These players in this market are focusing on increasing their presence through agreements and collaborations. These companies have a strong presence in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. They also have manufacturing facilities along with strong distribution networks across these regions.