What a pest: Revenue will grow due to heightened demand for extermination services

While the rise of bed bugs across Canada has left homeowners and business owners frustrated, it has been a boon for the Pest Control industry in Canada. The increasing ubiquity of these nighttime pests has fuelled demand for pest extermination professionals, underpinning robust revenue growth. While bed bugs were typically confined to hotels and some residences in the past, the creatures have begun to pop up in more unlikely spots, including movie theatres, offices and even clothing stores. The increased occurrence of these pests has led to substantial demand for pest exterminators and rising service prices. Conditions are expected to further improve over the five years to 2023, with industry revenue forecast to increase...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
11,519
Businesses
981
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The rising ubiquity of bed bugs has fuelled demand for pest extermination, underpinning robust growth
  • Profit growth has been tempered by a slow rebound in industry wages
  • Environmental concerns are playing a major role for operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    OntarioOntario is the most popular home for industry operators, with 38.7% of pest control establishments. Its dominance is largely due to the province's high share of the nation's population. According to the latest data from Statistics Canada, Ontario accounts for 38.7% of the country's population. Accordingly, Orkin Canada named 14 cities in the province on its 2017 list of the most bed bug-ridden cities in Canada (latest data available). The number of establishments in the province has grown during the period, largely due to the proliferation of bed bugs, which has resulted in strong consumer and commercial demand for pest control services.QuebecQuebec holds the second-largest share of pest control establishments, with an estimated 25.5% o...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 quickly adopt new technology
  • Qualified work force
  • Management of seasonal production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Per capita disposable income in the Pest Control industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pest Control Industry?

    This industry controls and exterminates bed bugs, mosquitoes, rodents, ants and other insects and pests for residential and commercial clients. Operators also provide fumigation services.

    Industry Products
  • Bed bug extermination
  • Rodent containment and extermination services
  • Ant extermination
  • Industry Activities
  • Bird-proofing services
  • Extermination services
  • Bed bug eradication
  • Fumigation services
  • Ant control services
  • Rodent control services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from accommodation and food services

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand increases
  • Don’t let the bed bugs bite
  • Profit and participation rise
  • New pests enter Canada
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Bed bug and environmental pest control
  • Rising demand from the residential market
  • Table: Pest Control Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pest Control Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Educational Services In Canada
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance In Canada
  • Accommodation and Food Services In Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing in Canada
  • New Car Dealers in Canada
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Bed bug extermination
  • Ant extermination
  • Rodent containment and extermination services
  • Other
  • Chart: Pest Control Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Commercial demand
  • Residential demand
  • Weather conditions
  • Housing sales

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial establishments
  • Residences
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pest Control Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciationMarketing and other
  • 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
    Orkin Canada, Abell Pest Control,
  • Table: Orkin Canada - financial performance
  • Table: Abell Pest Control - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Pest Control Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Corporate profit (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bed Bug
  • A wingless insect that infests residential homes, particularly within beds.
  • Fumigation
  • Application of gaseous pesticides to remove pests from a home or commercial property.
  • Pretreatment
  • The use of chemicals applied to the soil to block access to a structure by subterranean termites.
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