One of the greatest assets of any successful company is its ability to provide its employees and, more importantly, its customers with a safe and healthy environment. In order to eliminate and prevent the presence of pests, such as rodents, spiders, insects, termites, birds and any other unwanted guest living in what would otherwise be a safe and healthy place to work or patronize, commercial pest control helps ensure this level of comfort in safety and health through services rendered.Learn more about us at Charleston Termite Control

Significance

If left alone, pests can destroy homes and buildings. According to the National Pest Management Association, the financial cost nationwide is over $5 billion in damage annually (NPMA). Transmission of disease is also an obvious risk, with pests that potentially carry dangerous organisms, including West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, malaria, plague, spotted fever, hantavavirus, and encephalitis. Insect stings can also pose severe health risks, with more than 500,000 individuals going to the emergency room each year because of different insect stings. In addition to being the cause of fires in buildings due to chewing wires and spilling flammable substances, rodents consume or contaminate 20 percent of the world’s food supply, according to NPMA.

Size of Industry

According to a Specialty Products Consultants 2011 study, a U.S. The industry consists of 21,562 businesses and more than 150,000 service personnel, Pest Control Industry Analysis revealed. The industry was expected to record $11.4 billion in revenue in 2012, which is a 5.5 percent rise.

The Growth

“While bed bugs were typically confined to hotels and some residences, the creatures have begun to pop up in unlikely spots, including movie theaters, offices and even clothing stores.” according to IBISWorld industry analyst Caitlin Moldvay. The rise in bed bug events has required the industry’s growth, and consequently, the demand for more commercial pest control companies.