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Exterminating & Pest Control Services in the US Product Image

Exterminating & Pest Control Services in the US

  • Published: April 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry engage in the elimination of insects and other pests. Major companies include Terminix (owned by ServiceMaster), Orkin (owned by Rollins), and Swisher Hygiene, as well as the pest control operations of Rentokil Initial (UK) and EcoLab.

The US pest control services industry includes about 12,000 establishments (single-location companies and branches of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $8 billion.


Demand is driven by home sales and the occupancy of commercial and industrial properties. The profitability of individual companies depends on providing good service. Large companies benefit from brand recognition and economies of scale in advertising, franchising or backoffice operations. Small companies can compete successfully because large companies have no advantage in providing good service. The US industry is fragmented: the 50 largest firms generate less than 50 percent of industry revenue.


Pest control firms - also called pest control operators (PCOs) - are in the business of identifying READ MORE >

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Industry Forecast
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