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Pest Control & Exterminator Services – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7342  |  NAICS 561710

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Pest Control Services  (view report)
Pesticide Manufacturing  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

PestWorld Magazine

Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for pest management companies, with topics covered in various issues of this publication including industry trends and developments, business practices and applications, sales and marketing opportunities, products and services, regulatory updates, and new technologies. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.

GIE Media, Inc.
Information resources available from this organization include:

PCT Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news and information for pest management professionals, with special features including the annual "PCT/NPMA Operating Ratio Survey" (January issue) which provides information on revenue and expense trends for pest management companies, and the "PCT Top 100 List" (May issue) which ranks the top 100 companies in the industry based on their prior year sales.

PCT Top 100 List
Annual report published in the May issue of PCT Magazine ranks the top 100 companies in the pest management industry based on sales, and also includes information on each company's percentage sales increase over prior year, revenue mix (e.g., general pests, termite control, and other services), customer mix (e.g., residential, commercial), total number of employees, and number of locations.

SPC Research: A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry
Summary highlights from this SPC market research study are featured annually in the April issue of PCT Magazine, with topics addressed in the report including industry service revenue trends over the last five years, forecast industry service revenue and pesticide product category sales trends over the next five years, and pest management service providers' expectations for the year ahead.

Freedonia Group
Pest Control Services

Research report analyzes the U.S. market for contract pest management services, with information provided including historical and forecast revenue by market (e.g., residential, institutional, industrial, commercial, office, and other) and geographic region, and leading firms profiled in the report including The ServiceMaster Company, Rollins, Incorporated, Rentokil Initial, PLC, and Ecolab, Incorporated.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

GIE Media, Inc.
PCT/NPMA Operating Ratio Survey

Highlights from the "PCT/NPMA Operating Ratio Survey" are published in the January issue of PCT Magazine, with topics covered in this feature article including sources of revenue, sales growth rate, changes in profitability, material and supplies costs, operating expenses, employee costs, marketing expenses, and technology expenditures. Full report is available to NPMA members via their website.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Exterminating and Pest Management Services

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by companies in this service sector, with job positions covered by the survey including workers who use chemicals, gases, or traps to exterminate or remove pests from buildings and surrounding areas, and pesticide sprayers and applicators who apply chemicals to lawns, trees, shrubs, and other types of vegetation.

PayScale, Inc.
Pest Management Services

Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for selected positions in this service sector such as branch manager, exterminator, and field service technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Rollins, Inc., Terminix International, Ecolab, Inc., Rentokil North America, Orkin, LLC, Massey Services, Inc., Arrow Exterminators, Inc., and The Sterich Group, Inc.

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