Pest Control Industry & Market Stats – Franchise Opportunity


U.S. Structural Pest Control Market Approaches $9.4 Billion

The professional pest control industry generated an estimated $9.359 billion in total service revenue in 2019, a 4.3 percent increase from the $8.971 billion measured in 2018, according to the latest report “A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry” from Specialty Consultants.

Mild summer and winter weather, increased insect pest and rodent pressure, and expanded service offerings for public health pests like mosquitoes, appeared to aid the professional pest control industry this past year, the report said.

A strategic analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry found the percentage increase this past year was more than twice the 2019 U.S. GDP increase of 2.1 percent. Recurring revenue accounted for 81.6 percent of the residential pest control service revenue.

It is known that the pest control industry has been somewhat resistant to the impact of economic recessions. During the Great Recession (2008-09), commercial service revenue declined by only 2.2 percent, largely due to pricing pressure from commercial clients. Experiencing a COVID-19 recession presents an unprecedented scenario for the professional pest control industry. An article from PCT states, “No one doubts that professional pest control is an ‘essential service’ and the National Pest Management Association has done a great job of communicating with state and local governments of the need for professional pest control to protect public health.”

Despite the challenges of 2020 so far, a majority of the respondents had a positive outlook for their business in 2019, with about 6 of 10 expecting their residential and commercial business to increase. This year many pest control businesses feel the commercial business could be a great challenge. Pest control operators are among the last to be paid for their ‘essential services’ to restaurants and other commercial businesses. It has appeared that many pest control companies have overcome this issue so far by providing disinfecting and mitigation services for COVID-19 for commercial markets.

The report also found that the U.S. structural pest control industry is comprised of an estimated 19,820 pest control firms.

The 2019 season market report is the 20th edition of A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry. A total of 800 owners or managers of pest control companies were surveyed for this study. The market report forecasts pest control service and pesticide product category sales through 2021. The impact of the expanding service offerings like mosquito barrier treatments, industry consolidation, and pest control operators’ outlook for 2019 are just a few of the topics analyzed in this year’s report.


Pestmaster is both an innovative and environmentally sensitive pest management services provider. With a unique, progressive, and extremely successful franchise business model, Pestmaster professionals provide state of the art, scientifically-based integrated pest management solutions for the most challenging pestiferous problems. Pestmaster, a 21st century organization that is leading the way in the fast growing pest management industry.

Dr. Stuart Mitchell | BCE

I’ve been in the industry for years and I can’t tell you just how valuable the Pestmaster franchise opportunity really is. I have much greater access to identifying and getting potent government contracts with the help and assistance from the corporate office. We would not be nearly as successful as we are today, had we not purchased a Pestmaster Franchise.

Wayne Holliday & Tommy Houk | Pestmaster of Lake City & Gainesville, FL

Pestmaster® has been the best investment I’ve ever made in my life!

Barrett Alley | Pestmaster of Kingston, NY

We had options, but if we hadn’t decided on a Pestmaster franchise, we could not have gone from just one to several employees in less than one year of purchasing the franchise. Without the franchise, we would not have known about the high-dollar pest control services opportunities such as West Point Academy and we would certainly not have become the successful contract bidder that we are today.

Paul Alley | Pestmaster of Kingston, NY

I owned my own small pest control business for six years before I decided to buy a national brand franchise. The amount of business I was able to produce in those six years was doubled in just my first year with Pestmaster. Joining the Pestmaster brand was an excellent choice for me and for the future of my business.

Chris Nelson | Pestmaster of Salt Lake City, UT

I knew I was ready to start a business and looked for a long time but could not find my value-added proposition What could I do better than anyone else to distinguish me from the others in any industry? I have always been a technical person, so I was not confident in my ability to start a brand and market it. I also didn’t want to start from zero without help and support in my new adventure. For these reasons I looked into franchising opportunities and quickly found Pestmaster. They provided the value-added proposition, branding, marketing and support that I was looking for. The business model works and the people in the PFN will help you succeed.

Jerome Snyder | Pestmaster of Central New York

The Pestmaster Franchise Network has enabled me to secure government contracts and group pricing with several vendors. The training from our entomologist and combined experience is incredibly valuable. It is a great network of knowledge, experience, and Camaraderie.”

Justin Kendall | Pestmaster of Virginia Beach, Virginia
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