While pest control is not a particularly cyclical industry, an improving economic outlook would still be welcome especially to the extent that it supports increased construction activity, and hence demand for pest control services, in key customer segments.
Rentokil remains the market leader and is the best known brand amongst consumers. However, several other operators now have the scale to provide a national service and there are many smaller local and regional providers. Councils have historically been significant providers of pest control services, although some are reviewing their service provision to help meet government spending reduction targets.
Key value drivers for pest control companies include sales capability, customer retention, success in selling on higher service levels, technician productivity and optimising business mix. Leading companies have launched initiatives in all of these areas.
There is some evidence of both bundling of pest control contracts with other FM services and in-sourcing of pest control work by large customers.
The work is based on data from economic, industry and company sources as well as interviews with senior-level contacts in the market. It includes analysis of the drivers of industry volume and price growth, setting out historical trends and forecasts.
Findings are presented clearly and concisely in a report which makes extensive use of charts and tables to illuminate points and support conclusions. It is intended for pest control service providers themselves as well as private equity and other investors, banks, analysts, consultants and other parties with interests in the industry.
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