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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 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.

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Pest Control industry has performed well over the past five years through 2016-17. Many councils have outsourced their pest control operations to private companies and stopped providing free or subsidised services, with strong demand for private companies meaning industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.1% over the five years through 2016-17. Although many downstream businesses tightly controlled spending following the prolonged economic downturn, the fact that food-related businesses are required by law to maintain certain hygiene standards helped to support demand for services from pest control firms. In addition, the increase in the number of food-related businesses operating in the United Kingdom increased the need for pest control services.

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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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