Global Pest Control Market Anticipated to Reach $24.40 Billion by 2023, Driven by Increasing Demand for Pest Management Services

Dublin, Oct. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Pest Control Market (by Methods, Pest Type, Application, & Region): Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2022-2026)" report has been added to's offering.

The global pest control market is set for significant growth, with an anticipated valuation of US$24.40 billion by 2023, showcasing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.09% during the forecast period. Pest control, a vital process in eradicating and preventing pests from causing health concerns and property damage, is witnessing increased demand worldwide.

Segments and Methodologies

The global pest control market is segmented based on method, pest type, and application:

By Method:

  1. Chemical
  2. Mechanical
  3. Biological
  4. Others

The chemical method currently leads the market due to its effectiveness, wide-ranging applications, and availability of chemicals. However, the biological pest control segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR, driven by the rising demand in organic farming.

By Pest Type:

  1. Insect
  2. Termite
  3. Rodent
  4. Others

The insect segment holds the largest share, fueled by increased popularity of insect pest management products and services, particularly in North America and Europe.

By Application:

  1. Commercial
  2. Residential
  3. Agricultural
  4. Others

The commercial segment occupies the largest share in the global pest control market, driven by the surge in demand for pest control services as businesses reopen. The residential segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR due to rapid population growth and urbanization.

Geographic Coverage

The global pest control market spans across five regions:

  1. North America
  2. Europe
  3. Asia Pacific
  4. Latin America
  5. Middle East and Africa

North America dominates the global market, with the United States as a major contributor due to suitable climatic conditions for pests. The rapid growth of the housing market in the U.S. is expected to further boost the pest control market. Asia Pacific offers lucrative opportunities, driven by urban development in countries such as India, China, and Malaysia.

Key Growth Drivers, Challenges, and Trends

Growth Drivers:

  1. Changing Climate Conditions: Climate change impacts pest behavior, making pest management solutions crucial as climate change exacerbates the problem.
  2. Infrastructure Development: Expanding urban infrastructure provides opportunities for pest control services.
  3. Rise in Fatal Vector-Borne Diseases: The increase in diseases transmitted by vectors like mosquitoes drives the demand for pest control.
  4. Rising Awareness about Cleanliness, Hygiene, and Health: Greater awareness fuels the demand for pest control services.


  1. Harmful Impact of Pesticides: Concerns about the harmful effects of pesticides on the environment and health are restraining market growth.
  2. Lack of Skilled Manpower: Developing regions face a shortage of skilled pest control workers.


  1. Adoption of AI-based Technologies: AI algorithms help detect pests and provide practical suggestions, making AI a valuable tool in pest control.
  2. Increasing Demand for IoT Devices: IoT devices are used for pest monitoring and control.
  3. Integrated Pest Management: IPM is gaining prominence as an eco-friendly pest control approach.

Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic initially led to a slowdown in the pest control market due to lockdowns and business closures. However, as economies reopened, the need for pest control services surged, especially in commercial facilities. The adoption of new technologies and procedures is expected to further boost the global pest control market.

Key Players

Key players in the global pest control market include BASF, Bayer AG, Terminix Global Holdings, Inc., Rentokil Initial, Rollins Inc., Ecolab Inc, Bell Laboratories, Inc., Cleankill Pest Control, Anticimex, and Dodson Pest Control.

Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

  • Changing Climate Condition
  • Rapid Urbanization
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Rising Industrial Activities
  • Rise in the Number of Fatal Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Rising Awareness about Cleanliness, Hygiene, and Health


  • Rising Concerns regarding the Harmful Impact of Pesticides
  • Lack of Skilled Manpower in Developing Regions

Market Trends

  • Adoption of AI-based Technologies
  • Increasing Demand for IoT Devices Globally
  • Modern Technologies
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Shift towards Biopesticides

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