Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Pest Control industry has experienced robust growth over the past five years, led by the increasing presence of bed bugs. The rising ubiquity of these night-time critters has fuelled demand for pest extermination professionals, underpinning robust industry revenue growth. In the five years to 2013, revenue for the Pest Control industry is estimated to increase at an annualized rate of 3.4% reaching $377.9 million. Still, industry demand did slow during the recession because consumers transitioned to more inexpensive over-the-counter products. Furthermore, the decline in the housing market led to lower demand for fumigations for newly-sold homes... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The pest control industry has grown strongly over the five-year period; as a result, the vast majority of provinces increased their respective number of industry establishments because of robust commercial and residential demand. The only provinces that consolidated during the period were Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Manitoba. Ontario had the fastest growth during the period, with 63 new pest control locations established during the period.
Ontario is the largest province, with 40.1% of pest control establishments. This marks an increase from 2008 when the region held 36.7% of the total, according to Canadian County Business Patterns... purchase to read more