U.S. pest control industry
The United States pest control industry has nearly 27,000 different businesses operating, and is projected to generate revenue of some 13 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. Between 2012 and 2017, the U.S. pest control industry grew by 2.9 percent. The four leading U.S. pest control service companies are Orkin, Terminix, Ecolab, and Rentokil.
With increasing demand for bedbug, ant, termite, and mosquito control services in the U.S., the U.S. pest control market continues to grow. As of 2015, some 18 percent of houses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had issues with rat infestations, while some 38 percent of houses in Houston, Texas had problems with cockroaches, among many other U.S. cities with similar problems with pests. A city's climate greatly influences how vulnerable it is to pest infestations. Cities in warmer regions face more cases of infestations from insects, as the warm climate allows them to live longer than they would in colder climates.