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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Ecolab Limited Ecolab Limited market share
Rentokil Initial plc Rentokil Initial plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£420m
Annual Growth 12-17
4.1%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
6,699
Businesses
633
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand has been supported by the spread of bedbugs and increased housing density
  • Industry demand has been stimulated by an increase in bedbug infestations over the past five years
  • The CEPA standards are likely to remain in place after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union
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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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The type of pest control services required can vary around the United Kingdom depending on weather conditions and other variables, the geographic distribution of establishments in the Pest Control industry largely follows the spread of value added. This is because parts of the country that make significant contributions to value added tend to have more people and businesses, meaning their need for pest control services is likely to be higher.

London

London is estimated to be home to the highest share of industry establishments. Not only is the capital home to many people and businesses, it also has a high population density, which facilitates the spread of pests. Acc.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Pest Control Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pest Control Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from non-hazardous waste collection and Demand from general building cleaning in the Pest Control industry impact industry performance... 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


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from non-hazardous waste collection
  • Demand from general building cleaning
  • Demand from takeaway and fast-food restaurants
  • Average maximum temperature
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Current Performance
  • Demand rises
  • Infestation problems
  • Industry developments
  • Margin pressure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Regulatory influences
  • Pest populations spreading
  • Industry changes
  • Table: Pest Control Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pest Control Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Hotels
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Estate Agents
  • Hospitals
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Rat control
  • Wasp control
  • Mouse control
  • Other insect control
  • Disinfection
  • Other mammal and bird control
  • Chart: Pest Control Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Food manufacturers
  • Food-service firms and hotels
  • Institutions and the government
  • Offices, shops and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pest Control Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pest Control
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pest Control Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Rentokil Initial plc
    Ecolab Limited
  • Table: Rentokil Initial plc - financial performance
  • Table: Ecolab Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pest Control Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Pest Control Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Acaricide
  • A pesticide designed to target ticks and mites.
  • Bedbugs
  • Small parasitic insects that infect temperate regions, particularly beds, and feed on human blood.
  • Fumigation
  • The process of subjecting an area to smoke or fumes to disinfect it or exterminate pests.
  • Rodenticide
  • Rodenticides are non-specific pest control chemicals made and sold for the purpose of killing rodents.

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    This report on Pest Control:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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