Insect Pest Control Market Research Report – Forecast to 2030

Insect Pest Control Market Research Report: by Control Method (Chemical, Physical, Biological), by Insect Type (Ants, Flies, Bedbugs, Termites, Mosquitoes, Cockroaches, Others), by Application (Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Livestock Farms), and Region - Global Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/4954-CR | February 2019 | Region: Global | 157 pages

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Insect Pest Control Market Overview

The insect pest control market comes inclusive of the chemical pest control methods and techniques that over insecticide solutions to the various customer segments. These solutions are provided by the service providers across various geographical locations. The mushrooming population across the globe is opting for a healthier lifestyle and thus, experiencing an increased awareness amongst the people. This is compelling the target audience to demand pest control on regular basis. The pest control services are available both for the residential, as well as, commercial levels. The pest control market makes use of ingredients like toxins that act as poison for the pests, making the area where they are used, pest-free.

Owing to the lifestyle changes and growing concerns for healthier living, insect control is expected to increase a huge demand by the end of the forecast period in 2023. The demand is expected to fetch the market growth at a 5.19% CAGR, by the end of the forecast period and attain a market value of USD 17,900.8 million.

COVID 19 Analysis

The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 knocked on our door with a deadly virus that took the world. Not only the health concerns were on a rise but also, the economic growth was also facing major hurdles. The companies have stopped their production and manufacturing work due to the lockdown that forced the workforce to not step out of their homes. Due to the pandemic, people have grown their health concerns and also opting for safer and healthier food options. Also, the pandemic pushed people to keep their homes sanitized and pest-free. Hence, the majority of the businesses offering insect pest control were able to keep their working activities. Some have even experienced the busiest working seasons.

Rodents and pests are the major rivals of your furniture, washrooms, and cabinets. Hence, the lockdown allowed people to opt for pest control services, as the restrictions were slowly restricted. Also, the market was riding quite high for the wasp control services. 

Market Dynamics

  • Drivers

The previous decade that ended in 2009, saw the outbreak of many different types of diseases like influenza, H1N1 virus, dengue, chikungunya, and many more. The world was emerging from such, but much before that, the pandemic hit, and the situation worsened. Ever since people have been shifting to healthier eating and living habits. This includes getting timely pest control done. This is quite a common requirement on both the commercial, as well as, industrial front. It has become important for pest control companies to attain certifications like ISO 9001 or ISO 22000. The public health legislation and campaigns are also gearing up to rive the market growth of pest control.

  • Restraints

The main function of the insect pest control market is to affect the insects’ nervous system, disrupt the mating process, and exterminate the infestations. However, it affects the surroundings and hence, should be used efficiently with the help of the trained professionals. It should be used in prescribed amounts. Also, the cost of registration to use the pesticides is very high and required a huge time to get the approval done. These are challenges in the way of market growth.

  • Value Chain Analysis

The global insect pest control industry is aiming at innovations and product portfolio development. The market is witnessing a use and vibrant demand for biological insecticides that have a nill or very less amount of effect on the health of humans. The pest control market analytics show that the service providers are gaining huge acceptance on the production of biological insecticides. The use of chemicals for the development of pest control is on a gradual rise and the customers are expected to help in the emergence of pest control solutions that are biological. Also, the governments of different countries are stepping in and bringing about a change in regulations that are likely to develop a quality of the pest controls available in the market.

Study Objectives

  • To understand the key market trends and growth strategies taken up by the competitive players of the market to predict the achievability of the set market growth target

  • To develop an idea about the market segments and sub-segments, analyze their performance that will drive the market growth by the end of the global forecast period in 2023

  • To draw a competitive market scale based on the market’s recent developments in different regions across the globe

Segment Overview

The pest control market analysis predicts considerable growth for the insect pest control market and the performance of its segments. The market segments are based on the following:

Type of the insect

Pests are not only termites but can be further divided into mosquitoes and cockroaches, ants and bedbugs, as well as flies, amongst others. These have different types of harm, based on their functioning in various locations.

Controlling methods

The main way to control the growth of the pest is by stopping their mushrooming and mating that gives birth to new kinds of pests. The easiest way to do this is by opting for chemical, biological, or physical methods. All of these act differently in stopping pest reproduction and population.


The insect pest control market size is also based on the market application. The market application is extended to the commercial sector and serves industrial needs. Also, the insect pest control market share is increasing due to the use of insect pest control in livestock farms, and residential purposes, as well.

Regional Analysis

The insect pest control market share is all set to increase because of the efficient performance of the major regions like North America and Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. The climatic conditions of the Asian Pacific regions are more than supportive to conduct the breeding on insects. Hence, this region is expected to have the largest growth owing to the demand for insect pest control methods and services. Termites, as well as, mosquitoes are the biggest pests in the APAC region. Precisely, China is witnessing a lot of prominence by meeting the regulations, as well as, safety trends in the commercial sector mainly.

The historic forecast period that ended in 2018, witnessed Europe as the largest growing market and had a share of 20% in the growth. Similar growth is expected by the region by the end of the current forecast period ending in 2023.

Competitive Landscape

The global insect pest control market research report covers the leading companies and their performance and undertaking of the development strategies.

  • FMC Corporation

  • Bayer AG

  • Syngenta

  • China National Agrochemical Company Limited


  • Ecolab

  • Rollins, Inc

  • Curtis Gilmour

  • ADAMA Agricultural Solutions

  • Sumitomo Chemical Company Limited

  • Renkotil Initial plc

These companies are precisely working on research and development initiatives that will boost production and launch reliable product portfolios.

Recent Developments

Jan 2022 Using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, biologists at the University of California, San Diego, have devised a mechanism for reversing pesticide resistance. According to Nature Communications, Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS), The genetic editing tool will be used by the researchers to replace an insecticide-resistant gene in fruit flies with the regular insecticide-susceptible variant. This breakthrough has the potential to considerably reduce the number of insecticides utilised. This method could also be used to improve the prevalence of a naturally occurring genetic mutation in mosquitos that makes them resistant to malaria parasite transmission.

Jan 2022
A pilot trial of an SIT campaign in a Havana neighbourhood, supported by the IAEA's technical cooperation program and in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), reduced mosquito (Aedes aegypti) numbers by up to 90 percent last year, and early reports indicate that cases of mosquito-borne diseases were eliminated in the trial's final two months. The SIT is one of the most eco-friendly insect pest control technologies yet devised. Irradiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays, sterilizes mass-reared insects, preventing them from reproducing while remaining sexually competitive. Gato Armas has spent the last five years collaborating with IAEA and FAO experts to collect baseline data and create the pilot SIT experiment as an alternative to mosquito control measures that are losing efficacy and are harmful to the environment.

A collaboration was formed between Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc
- a Japanese Company, as well as, BASF SE, for the production of a new compound called Broflanilide. The main agenda behind this production is to well utilize pest management services for controlling the reproduction of different pests.

Aardwols Pestkare - a Singapore-based Company was acquired by Rollins Inc. this expansion played a major role in expanding Rollins production services in the regions belonging to the Asia Pacific.

In 2019, Control Solutions Inc. a US-based company underwent an acquisition to benefit the production line of pests controls, as well as, a satisfied consumer base.

In March 2019, the clearances related to Corteva Agriscience, a US-based company were fully confirmed. DowDuPont is now operating as a different company under the conglomerate. Also, the US market witnessed the launch of Contrac Sof Bait, to ease the mobility-related concerns for the prevalent market technicians.

Report Overview

The insect pest control industry is largely driven by a change in the lifestyle of people towards a healthier and better tomorrow. The target audience is generating awareness about the need, functioning, market segments, regional landscape, prevailing market competition, and much more. The global insect pest control report has the ability to define and describe the market forecast by discussing the size of the market that is based on the market segments. Also, the performance of the key market players in prominent regions is taken into consideration, before and after the outspread of the global COVID 19 pandemic.

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 17,900.8 Million.
  CAGR   5.19% CAGR
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2030
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material Type, Application and End-Use
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   China National Agrochemical Co., Ltd. (China), PelGar International Limited (U.K.), SenesTech, Inc. (U.S.), Rentokill Initial plc (U.K.), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (Israel), Bayer AG (Germany), Rollins, Inc. (U.S.), Syngenta (Switzerland), Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan), Ecolab (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Curtis Gilmour (U.S.), and FMC Corporation (U.S.).
  Key Market Opportunities   Nanotechnology is an emerging opportunity which can be lucrative to players in the global insect pest control market.
  Key Market Drivers   Rise in vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, malaria, and dengue which can affect human health is projected to elicit massive demand.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global insect pest control market will expand at 5.19% CAGR from 2018 to 2023.

The global insect pest control market is set to reach USD 17,900.8 million by 2023.

Rise of insect-borne diseases and policies to protect workers from insect bites and diseases are major drivers of the global insect pest control market.

High toxicity levels in insecticides is the major restraining factor of the global insect pest control market.

Nanotechnology is an emerging opportunity which can be lucrative to players in the global insect pest control market.

North America can dominate the global insect pest control market owing to pest management services in commercial and residential applications.

Rentokill Initial plc, Curtis Gilmour, China National Agrochemical Co., Ltd., FMC Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Syngenta, PelGar International Limited, Bayer AG, BASF SE, Ecolab, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., SenesTech, Inc., Rollins, Inc. are major players of the global insect pest control market.

The market segments include applications, type of pests, as well as, controlling methods.

Global Insect Pest Control Market: Competitive Landscape

The prominent players in the global insect pest control market are BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan), ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd (Israel), China National Agrochemical Co., Ltd. (China), PelGar International Limited (UK), Syngenta (Switzerland), Curtis Gilmour (US), Ecolab (US), SenesTech, Inc. (US), Rollins, Inc. (US), Rentokil Initial plc (UK), and FMC Corporation (US).

The top players dominating this market include BASF SE, Bayer AG, Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd, PelGar International Limited, Syngenta, Curtis Gilmour, Ecolab, Rentokil Initial plc, and FMC Corporation. The global Insect pest control market is fragmented and consists of tier-1, tier-2, and small players; catering demand from commercial, industrial, and residential applications. The rapid urbanization, leading to an increased number of residential and commercial construction is driving the global insect pest control market. With the increasing awareness about the vector-borne diseases, food safety, and hygiene, the market is projected to witness high growth in the coming years.

In September 2018, Syngenta Ventures, the corporate venture capital team of Syngenta, invested USD 2.9 million seed round in a Denmark based ag biotech startup BioPhero, which develops insect pheromones that are used as active ingredients in products to control pests in crops.

Rollins, Inc. (Rollins) provides pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers and operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries namely, Orkin LLC., Orkin Canada, Western Pest Services, The Industrial Fumigant Company, HomeTeam Pest Defense, AllPest, Critter Control, Inc., Trutech LLC., Waltham Services LLC., PermaTreat, Crane Pest Control, Statewide Pest Control, Murray Pest Control, Safeguard Pest Control, Northwest Exterminating, and OPC Pest Services. It has operations in North America, Australia, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Africa. It has over 700 locations in 53 countries, along with 200 franchises.

On 27 September 2018, Adama announced a collaboration with AgroSpheres, an agricultural biotechnology company to focus on developing novel crop protection solutions. The research and development will be conducted on AgroSpheres’ proprietary bioparticle technology for encapsulation of pesticides. This was the former’s strategy to strengthen its product portfolio through the development of new formulations to improve crop protection offerings.

Bayer completed the acquisition of Monsanto, the US-based agrochemicals and agricultural biotechnology corporation in June 2018. The acquisition was completed after Bayer’s divestments to BASF SE as per the conditions laid down by the US Department of Justice

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services. It operates through 11 business segments- ecosure, food & beverage processing, food safety specialties, healthcare, institutional, kay chemical, life sciences, nalco champion, nalco water, pest elimination, and textile care. It has operations in over 170 countries with around 105 sales offices across the globe. All these segments come under the major reporting segments, namely global industrial, global institutional, global energy, and other. It had assets worth USD 19,962.4 million as of 2017 and has over 50 manufacturing facilities worldwide along with 8,700 patents on its name. 

In March 2018, Sumitomo announced the acquisition of 82.9% of shares of Botanical Resource Australia Pty Ltd, one of the leading suppliers of a natural insecticide ingredient, pyrethrins- an extract found in pyrethrum flower heads. The pyrethrins act on the nervous systems of pests such as mosquitoes and ticks. This was the company’s strategy to strengthen its product portfolio and to remain a leading player in the global market.

In November 2017, Rentokil acquired Vector Disease Acquisition, one of the leading providers of mosquito control services in North America. The acquisition will help Rentokil expand its expertise in the mosquito control field in North America and adds a lake management service division to the Vector Disease Acquisition.