Insect pest control is the management and control of insects which are pests that cause harm to human activities and the surroundings hence the insects are killed, eliminated or mutation is paused with the usage of chemicals or insecticides, biological agents, physical, behavioural means. Some major insect pests are erinose mites, termites, litchi leaf rollers, bark eating caterpillars, shoot borers, cigarette beetles, mediterranean flour moths, fruit sucking moths, leaf eating weevils, semiloopers and many more. Insects represent the chief position in the current biodiversity, while some insects cause no harm most of the other insect species create havoc among human beings by instigating the loss of food and carrying diseases. Rising demand for environment-friendly insect pest control management is major driving factor for the insect pest control market.
Various types of insect pest control management are organic pest control and chemical pest control. Chemical pest controls are mostly used method of pest control because of its easy application, effectiveness, quickness, improving productivity and precise targeting. Some of the areas insect pest control is used in urban areas, forests, agriculture farms, livestock farms as well as many other areas. The application of insect pest control is the largest in urban areas because of the rising need for skilled pest control solutions, mainly for the food manufacturing as well as hospitality sectors, to keep a hygienic environment for the control of cockroaches, flies, bedbugs, and mosquitoes.
Some of the major key players in the market include BASF SE, Bayer AG, FMC Corporation, Syngenta Group, Sumitomo Corporation, ADAMA Ltd, Rentokil Initial plc, Ecolab Inc., Rollins, Inc., The Terminix International Company Limited, Arrow Exterminators, and Ensystex. Most key participants have been discovering new regions through acquisitions, new product developments, and collaborations across the globe to gain a competitive benefit through combined synergies.
- In November 2019, Rentokil Initial plc has announced the acquisition of Florida Pest Control, which is a service provider for commercial and residential customers.
- In August 2019, UrbanClap entered into a partnership with Bayer for pest control services