Ticking boxes: Strong growth is forecast to continue as demand and disposable incomes increase

The Pest Control industry has performed strongly over the past five years. The overall increase in infestations in Ireland propelled demand for industry services. The rise in the number of restaurants and takeaways operating in the country also expanded demand, as these establishments are required by law to maintain certain hygiene standards. Meanwhile, rebounding economic conditions and rising real disposable income further supported the industry, as more households were able to pay for these services and therefore relied less on general products sold at supermarkets and other home stores. Industry revenue is estimated to rise at a compound annual rate of 8.8% over the five years through 2019...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue is strongly supported in the current year by rising incomes and numbers of infestations
  • Environmental fears affected the industry, supporting use of eco-friendly, non-lethal methods
  • A shortage of chefs in Ireland is likely to limit the growth of demand from food establishments
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of industry enterprises largely follows the spread of economic activity. This is because the parts of the country that have the highest level of economic activity generally tend to be home to more people and businesses, meaning their need for pest control services is likely to be higher. Dublin is the most concentrated region and is the location of approximately 34.3% of firms operating in the industry. Dublin is the most populated region in Ireland and has the highest level of economic activity, making it an attractive place to set up operations. The South-West and Mid-East are the next most concentrated regions with approximately 14.4% and 11.1% of enterprises respectively. All other regions are each home to less than 10% of industry enterprises...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pest Control Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pest Control Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Membership of an industry organisation
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from restaurants and takeaways and Demand from waste collection in the Pest Control industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pest Control in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in the industry provide disinfecting services. They also exterminate insects and other pests and offer fumigation services. The industry does not cover the control of agricultural pests.

    Industry Products
  • Rat control
  • Mouse control
  • Wasp control
  • Other insect, mammal and bird control
  • Disinfection
  • Industry Activities
  • Disinfecting residential and non-residential buildings
  • Exterminating insects, rodents and other pests
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from restaurants and takeaways
  • Demand from waste collection
  • Gross disposable income of households
  • Mean Air Temperature (Dublin)

  • Current Performance
    Demand trendsKey developmentsProfitability improves
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Demand expandsNew initiatives
  • Table: Pest Control Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pest Control Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hotels in Ireland
  • Restaurants and Takeaways in Ireland
  • Hospitals in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Rat control
  • Mouse control
  • Wasp control
  • Other insect, mammal and bird control
  • Disinfection
  • Chart: Pest Control Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Food manufacturers
  • Food-services firms and hotels
  • Institutions and government
  • Offices, shops and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pest Control Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pest Control

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pest Control Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Rentokil Initial plc, Ecolab Limited,
  • Table: Rentokil Initial plc - financial performance
  • Table: Ecolab Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pest Control Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pest Control Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bed Bugs
  • Small parasitic insects that infect temperate regions, particularly beds, and feed on human blood.
  • Fumigation
  • The process of subjecting an area to smoke or fumes to disinfect it or exterminate pests.
  • Rodenticide
  • Rodenticides are non-specific pest control chemicals made and sold for the purpose of killing rodents.
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