According to a recent report published by Persistence Market Research, the pest control products and services market is on the rise globally, with a predicted substantial CAGR of 5.4% in the upcoming decade.

Pest Control: Reasons for Growth

Pest control has been around for as long as people can remember, so what are the reasons for its predicted growth over the next 10 years?

Increasing Urban Populations 
Increasing urban populations means that there are more people living in close proximity, especially in big cities such as London. This can cause an increase the number of pests due to the presence of more waste food and the transfer of pests and rodents from property to property, especially in blocks of flats. The risk of transfer of insects such as fleas is also heightened with people sharing small spaces on public transport, where the insects jump from one passenger to another.

Pace of Life = More Convenience Food
The pace of life in London is faster than ever and showing no signs of slowing down. This results in more demand for convenience food as people use take aways as an easier option, and also restaurants as more people eat out. Consequently, there is an increased amount of waste food, either from the food establishments themselves, or from people eating on the go. This attracts a whole host of pets, but rodents in particular.

Heightened awareness of health and hygiene
Heightened awareness of health and hygiene worldwide means that people in general do not tolerate the presence of any form of pest, in their home, at work or in any other establishment.

Business owners are having to adhere to stricter health and safety regulations, or having to show due diligence at the very least, that they taking measures to prevent and combat pest infestations.

Access to Industry-strength Pesticides
With the realisation that shop-bought products do not provide the results that industry-grade pesticides and professional pest control can, people are calling out pest control more quickly than ever before.

On top of this, with certain species of rodents and pests becoming immune to some pesticides, infestations are impossible to eradicate without the trained services and use of specialised chemicals from London pest control companies.

International Travel
Increased levels of international travel are a direct cause of a greater need for London pest control. Bed bugs are extremely easily carried from country to country as they are transported in luggage. Similarly, reports of new species of pests, such as spiders, being introduced into the country through international trade are becoming more frequent.

Advice from Top Dog Pest Control

Two reasons for calling a London pest control company are that either you have an insect or rodent infestation in your property, or that you would like to protect your property from becoming victim to pest control issues. Top Dog Pest Control offers some words of advice:

  • Do not turn a blind eye to London pest control issues. They will not go away on their own and will only increase in size and intensity, making them more difficult and costly to eradicate.
  • Where possible, take out one of our pest protection plans, as for a very reasonable monthly fee, our knowledgeable technicians will significantly lower the chances of a pest infestation breaking out.
  • When in doubt as to whether you have a pest infestation, or what type of insect or rodent infestation you are dealing, never hesitate to call our helpful team of technicians for further advice and information.

Top Dog Pest Control is able to attend your London pest control call out 24 hours a day, 365 weeks a year.

Author: This article was written by Dean Mannion, Senior Pest Control Technician for Top Dog Pest Control who provide London pest control services. 

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