The insect pest control market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.05% from USD 13.10 Billion in 2017 to reach USD 17.60 Billion by 2023. Pathogens causing dengue, rift valley fever, malaria, and Zika virus are transmitted by insects, which act as vectors for these diseases, and are considered to be dangerous to humans, livestock, and the environment. Hence, various preventive and control measures to control the proliferation of harmful insects have been driving the growth of this market, globally.
The chemical control method was largely used for insect pest control in 2016 due to the significant demand for pyrethroids for its limited application rate and compatibility against a variety of insects. Termite control, on the basis of insect type, accounted for the largest share in 2016 owing to its higher demand in industrial and residential sectors for pre- & post-construction treatment and wooden house treatment, respectively.
The application of insect pest control is the largest in the commercial & industrial sector due to the increasing need for professional pest control solutions, especially for food manufacturing and hospitality sectors, to maintain a hygienic environment for the control of cockroaches, bedbugs, flies, and mosquitoes.
North America accounted for the largest share in 2016 due to its significant growing demand in both commercial and residential applications. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing region from 2017 to 2023 due to the stringent need for commercial establishments and industrial sectors (such as food processing, food service industries, and tourism sectors) to comply with pest control regulations within their premises.
The insect pest control market is a fragmented one with a large number of domestic manufacturers, formulators, service, providers, and suppliers. Easy availability of off-patent chemicals allows the entry of many small-scale manufacturers and to compete for the market position. Limited research activities are conducted with respect to insecticides, except for some key players such as Bayer (Germany), Syngenta (Switzerland), BASF (Germany), FMC Corporation (US), Sumitomo Chemicals (Japan), ADAMA (Israel), Rentokil Initial (UK), Ecolab (US), The Terminix International Company (US), Arrow Exterminators (US), Ensystex (US), and Rollins (US).