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Pest Control in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pest Control Market Research Report | SIC N81.291 | Feb 2017

Buzz kill: Demand is expected to grow, despite being limited by inflation and uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Pest Control market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Ecolab Limited Ecolab Limited market share
Rentokil Initial plc Rentokil Initial plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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

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Rat control

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


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What is the Pest Control Industry?

Companies in the industry provide disinfecting services. They also exterminate insects and other pests and offer fumigation services. The industry does not cover the control of agricultural pests.

Industry Products
Rat control Mouse controlWasp controlOther insect controlOther mammal and bird controlDisinfection
Industry Activities
Disinfecting buildings and vehiclesExterminating insects, rodents and other pests

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