Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
This industry faces tight controls on its operations from stringent environmental regulations. Consumers are also wary about applying pest control chemicals around the home and are seeking alternatives. However, stricter health regulations now require regular monitoring and control of pests across business and commercial properties, particularly in the food and hospitality industries, which boosts demand for pest control services.
Pest control providers are sensitive to trends in both residential and non-residential construction, as well as demand from the owners and users of established building... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
To calculate the ratio of labour used to provide pest and weed control services compared with capital costs, wages (estimated at 33.6% of industry revenue in 2012-13) and depreciation (3.4%) are used as proxies for labour and capital expenses, respectively. This shows that for each dollar spent on capital investment, including the use and replacement of buildings, plant, equipment and vehicles, operators in this industry spend an average $9.90 on wages.
Pest and weed control services involve a high degree of labour and associated skills, knowledge and expertise relative to the complex extermination processes carried out by industry companies. The industry involves a high degree of direct contact with clients and the pest and weed eradication process is labour intensive... purchase to read more