Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Pest Control industry has experienced robust growth over the past five years, largely due to the rising prevalence of bed bugs. Public concern over these pests has fuelled demand for pest control and extermination services, particularly from hotels and residential customers. Federal and provincial regulations ensure steady demand from commercial clients, which generate a large majority of industry revenue. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue its upward trajectory. During this time, industry operators will likely focus on expanding their residential service lines and transitioning to environmentally friendly solutions... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Pest Control industry has moderate barriers to entry. The primary barriers involve licencing and regulatory requirements for new entrants, as well as trained and licenced staff. In Canada, all pest control technicians and fumigators must hold a provincial pesticide applicator licence. In addition to having an exterminator licence, all businesses that employ persons that apply federally regulated pesticides commercially must have an Operator General Licence.
Start-up costs vary depending on the scale of operations. New businesses need to secure warehouses or operational facilities and specialized equipment and vehicles. Companies also need supplies, such as insecticide sprays, dusters, repellents, powders, foams and gels based on treatment types... purchase to read more