Buzzing along: Steady demand from several downstream industries has supported growth

The Building Pest Control Services industry is sensitive to a range of demand factors. These include the number of households, demand from the owners and users of established buildings and businesses, and trends in residential and non-residential construction. Increases in household numbers and growing demand from the hospitality sector, governments and property managers have benefited the industry over the past five years. These demand trends are anticipated to continue over the next five years.Stringent environmental regulations control the industry's operations. Consumers are wary about applying pest control chemicals around their home and are seeking more environmentally friendly and less toxic more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from hospitality firms, office building managers and government departments has been strong
  • Price-based competition has put downward pressure on industry profit margins
  • Profit margins are expected to fall over the next five years due to strong internal competition
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Entry barriers to the industry are at a low level and tend to be increasing over time. Relevant to pest and weed control services, main barriers to entry include economies of scale, industry regulations and licenses. With low capital intensity, financial investment costs are generally not a barrier to entry. Economies of scale can influence the level of dominance by key industry players, with a small number of national firms in the industry. As the industry has a low concentration level, with the top four players expected to account for approximately 24% of industry revenue in 2017-18, only the larger firms benefit from economies of scale to minimise marginal costs to maximise profit margins.One of the main barriers involves the need for licensing of operators and personnel. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Building Pest Control Services Industry

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

  • Effective promotion of services
  • Having a good technical knowledge
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of households and Demand from accommodation and food services in the Building Pest Control Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Building Pest Control Services Industry?

    Industry companies primarily provide industrial, commercial and domestic pest control to clients. These services include exterminating and controlling mosquitoes, birds, rodents, termites and other insects and pests. Also included in the industry are companies that provide fumigation and weed control services. Agricultural and forestry pest and weed control services are not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Termite control services
  • Rat and mice control services
  • Ant, insect and spider control services
  • Weed and plant control services
  • Other pest control services
  • Building pest inspections
  • Industry Activities
  • Exterminating services (except agricultural and forestry)
  • Fumigating services (except agricultural and forestry)
  • Insect control services (except agricultural and forestry)
  • Pest control services (except agricultural and forestry)
  • Pest inspection report services (except agricultural and forestry)
  • Termite control services (except agricultural and forestry)
  • Weed control services (except agricultural and forestry)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of households
  • Demand from accommodation and food services
  • Demand from property operators
  • Demand from retail trade
  • Government consumption expenditure
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Industry demand drivers
  • Revenue growth trends
  • Pest and weed control developments
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and demand growth
  • In-house changes
  • Table: Building Pest Control Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Education and Training
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Pesticide Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Termite control services
  • Ant, insect and spider control services
  • Building pest inspections
  • Weed and plant control services
  • Rat and mice control services
  • Other pest control services
  • Chart: Building Pest Control Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial and industrial establishments
  • Households
  • Governments and institutions
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Building Pest Control Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Building Pest Control Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Anticimex Pty Ltd, Rentokil Pty Limited,
  • Table: Anticimex Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Rentokil Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Building Pest Control Services 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 Building Pest Control Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Noxious Weed
  • A plant declared harmful by law.
  • Pestcert
  • A not-for-profit initiative that provides an industry-wide and recognised accreditation system.
  • Ross River Fever
  • A virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fevers, headaches, rashes and aching joints.
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