The responses from PCT’s 2020 State of the Mosquito Market survey reveal some interesting business trends, including widespread optimism about the continuing potential of mosquito work.

While numbers no doubt will be tempered by the fact PCT’s mosquito market survey was fielded before the COVID-19 pandemic, 62 percent of PMPs expect their mosquito control service revenues will increase in 2020. Much of this optimism, no doubt, is based on the fact that 63 percent saw year-over-year increases in 2019. Only 3 percent anticipate a decrease in 2020 mosquito revenues.

PMPs are putting their money where their mouth is, too. Forty percent plan to increase their budgets for mosquito equipment in 2020, and 53 percent will hold steady with their mosquito budgets. What will they be buying? Backpack sprayers/misters (71 percent), foggers (22 percent), spray rigs (20 percent), automatic misting systems (17 percent) and surveillance systems (10 percent). Demand for mosquito control continues to be heavily residential, with 98 percent of PMPs saying they serve the residential market, while 68 percent treat businesses. About 19 percent of companies provide mosquito services to government accounts.