Pest Management Industry Fact Sheet

Pest management is often associated with controlling common household pests in residential settings. Depending on the type of infestation, pests can compromise a building’s structural stability and can even put property at risk for fire. However, the importance of the industry to the nation is much broader than controlling pests in the home. It plays a vital role in protecting our food supply and public health. In fact, public health officials attribute the quality of life we have today to three things: better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation and better pest control.

 

The size of the industry (2014):

(*Courtesy Specialty Products Consultants, LLC - A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry - 2014)

 

Public Health

 

Stinging Insects

 

Cockroaches

 

Termites

 

Bed Bugs

 

Rodents

 

For more information, visit www.pestworld.org.