Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Pest Control industry has experienced robust growth over the past five years, led by the increasing prevalence of bed bugs. The rising ubiquity of these nighttime critters has fuelled demand for pest extermination professionals, underpinning robust revenue growth. Over the past five years, increased housing demand has led to revenue growth for residential pest control services. Moreover, public concerns over bed bugs helped yield strong pest control demand, particularly from hotels and residential clients. Over the five years to 2021, the industry is expected to continue its upward trajectory... 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