May 2021

Cover Story: Top 100

Top 100 List

It's been 20 years since PCT published its first Top 100 list. Take a look back at what's changed during the last 20 years, and check out this year's Top 100, the industry's 100 largest firms, ranked according to 2020 revenues.

Achieving Your Goals, Together

As we look at this year’s PCT Top 100, it is an important time to celebrate the hard work that brought us to this moment, and the ambitions that drive us forward, writes Trace McEuen, CEO of Veseris, sponsor of the PCT Top 100.

U.S. Structural Pest Control Market Surpasses $9.6 Billion

In 2020, U.S. firms generated an estimated $9.627 billion in total service revenue, a 2.9 percent increase from 2019, according to the latest report “A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry” from Specialty Consultants.

Top 100 Facts & Figures

Since you probably don’t have 20 years’ worth of PCT at your desk, we took the liberty of pulling together some interesting Top 100 tidbits over the past two decades.

Pest Management: All Grown Up

The industry has changed a lot in the 20 years since our first Top 100 list was published. It’s become better, stronger and more respected, all while staying true to its core values.

What a Year!

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, pest control was quickly classified as an essential service, so the industry has fared well financially despite initial reservations. Pest management is viewed by analysts as a growing market, however, the uncertainty caused by the pandemic resulted in a virtual pause in mergers and acquisitions by the “big four” in 2020. How have they adapted and what does the future hold?

D2D in Pest Control: Past, Present & Future

Companies that sell pest control door to door have undergone a paradigm shift since they arrived in the 1990s. Their evolution — and expansion of the residential pest control market — will continue.

The COVID Factor

The pest management industry and Top 100 companies, in particular, increased revenue during the pandemic. And even though commercial service revenue declined, it could have been far worse.

Features

Legal Issues

Letter of the Law

There are many ways PMPs could find themselves in a courtroom regarding the service they provided. Check out ways to help avoid a lawsuit – or what to do if you do get sued.

Mosquito Control Supplement

News & Notes

A review of mosquito news and product information from industry suppliers.

Columns

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content

5 Questions with Todd Burke

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5 Questions with Tom Forshaw IV

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5 Questions with Ryan Neff, PH.D.

Ants are consistently one of the top pests for which PMPs would like better control. Although small, their vast numbers, complex colony structures and behaviors can make controlling them difficult. MGK’s West Coast Technical Field Specialist, Ryan Neff, answers common questions and offers expert tips for deadly but simple ant control with the all-new Sumari® System.

2021 State of the Mosquito Control Market