This should be another good year for mosquito control. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of PMPs expected revenue from the service to increase in 2021, according to the 2021 PCT State of the Mosquito Control Market survey.

The average increase was projected to be 18.5 percent.

With more and more people moving to Houston from areas with less pest pressure, the future looks good for Providence Integrated Pest Management, said Kenneth Beason. “For those people, it’s a shock to the system to see some of the pests we have here, which includes mosquitoes,” he said.

Last year, the pandemic helped boost mosquito control for H & H Pest Control; this year, weather may be a factor. “We’ve had a really wet winter and a really wet spring, which is good,” said Allen Langley.

Kyle Varona of Fahey! Pest and Lawn Solutions urged peers to consider offering mosquito control as an add-on service if they don’t already. “It’s not that expensive to perform the service as far as the equipment and the material you have to use,” he said.

To prepare for the jump in business, 40 percent of PMPs said their companies planned to increase budgets for mosquito control application equipment in 2021.