William Blair – Pest Control Buzz

October 2022 Summary

The total U.S. pest control index increased 10% year-over-year in October, decelerating from 13% in September. This is the lowest reading since February 2021. After two years of strong growth, the pest index has normalized to its long-term historical average growth rate. The primary driver of the month-over-month deceleration was the residential index, which slowed from 15% growth to 12% growth. The commercial index remains strong and continues to grow well above historical levels. Based on our conversations with privately held pest control operators, we now believe pricing represents more than half of the total index growth for the month of October.

The Residential Pest Index increased 12% year-over-year and decreased 2% on a sequential basis.

The Commercial Pest Index increased 16% year-over-year and was flat on a sequential basis.

The Termite Index increased 1% year-over-year and 4% on a sequential basis.

The Bed Bug Index decreased 9% year-over-year and 4% on a sequential basis.

Monthly Archive: 2022

January, 2022 – Pest Index

February, 2022 – Pest Index

March, 2022 – Pest Index

April, 2022 – Pest Index

May, 2022 – Pest Index

June, 2022 – Pest Index

July, 2022 – Pest Index

August, 2022 – Pest Index

September, 2022 – Pest Index

October, 2022 – Pest Index

Monthly Archive: 2021

January, 2021 – Pest Index

February, 2021 – Pest Index

March, 2021 – Pest Index

April, 2021 – Pest Index

May, 2021 – Pest Index

June, 2021 – Pest Index

July, 2021 – Pest Index

August, 2021 – Pest Index

September, 2021 – Pest Index

October, 2021 – Pest Index

November, 2021 – Pest Index

December, 2021 – Pest Index

Monthly Archive: 2020

August, 2020 – Pest Index

September, 2020 – Pest Index

October, 2020 – Pest Index

November, 2020 – Pest Index

December, 2020 – Pest Index

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