Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has been performing well over the past five years. Although the structure of the industry has been changing as the services provided through councils have declined, private firms have still managed to attract sufficient business to expand. Only a decade ago, many local authorities had in-house pest control teams and provided free or subsidised services. However, government-spending cuts have slashed the funding that underpinned this, leading many councils to reduce their services. The majority of local authorities now use private firms to fulfil their public health obligations.
Changes to many people’s way of life have helped to encourage pests... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Dealing with rats is a staple part of pest control. Rats are commonly found in areas inhabited by humans and they are particularly numerous in densely populated built-up areas. They carry diseases such as leptospirosis and their constant gnawing can contribute to electrical and structural problems. It is relatively easy for consumers or business owners to purchase rat poisons, but these have been becoming rapidly less effective due to excessive and incorrect use. A report from October 2012 found that roughly three-quarters of rats in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire had built up resistance to widely used rat poisons. How.. purchase to read more