THE PEST CONTROL INDUSTRY
Here are a number of facts about the pest control industry, its technicians and methods.
- Nationwide, the pest control industry encompasses more than 15,000 firms with more than 70,000 service personnel
- The industry services 12 million dwellings nationally, as well as most of the 240,000 retail food outlets, 400,000 commercial restaurants and kitchens, and 55,000 hotels and motels
- Only 1% of our crops are destroyed by pests, compared to the 50% that is destroyed in developing nations with further loss during storage and processing
- Pest control operators use only 2% of the total pesticides manufactured