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Pest Control is in the midst of a period of incredible growth.

Did you know professional pest control is one of the most durable and resilient industries to work for? It’s true. Workers are often in high demand and the market sector is largely recession-proof. Pests will always persist and be problematic and there will always be an incredible need to protect against them. In fact, according to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pest control workers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. This is in part due to the increasing awareness among the public about the health risks associated with pests and the need for pest management in urban and suburban homes and commercial properties.

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pest control industry trends & analysis

The pest control services market is also expected to reach $42.5 billion by 2032, according to Allies Market Research. Pest control industry statistics show that in 2023, the U.S. professional pest control market was approximately $24.9 billion, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 5.7 percent over the next five years, according to Notable revenue generators include expanding mosquito control services, spiders and ants, and spiked incidents of bed bug infestations.

In order to meet these high demand growth needs, new jobs will continue to open up and there will be an ongoing pipeline of opportunities for candidates entering the field. There’s never been a better time to join the pest control workforce!

In a workforce survey conducted by NPMA, 81 percent of respondents reported being satisfied with their job security. Pest control is an ever-evolving industry with ever-evolving pest issues.

Whether it’s conducting annual termite inspections for new homeowners, developing integrated pest management plans for multi-million dollar commercial facilities, or protecting against vectors of disease, the outlook for the pest control industry looks very good! Pests are always going to be around and posing a true health risk, making this industry a key factor in maintaining public health.